Thursday, March 20, 2008

Author Marilyn Anderson Says "Never Kiss a Frog"

I'm all for making a fashion statement where it counts, especially when it makes a passerby ponder. For instance, I recently picked up my own BITTEN Sarah Jessica Parker tee that says "Fashion Is Not a Luxury" at Steve and Barry's - a proud $8.98 purchase during a brief San Diego visit with Steve and "Dre."

So of course I'm totally enamored with the ToadBag ™, a fun tote bag that exhibits (er...exribits?) the phrase, " Never Kiss a Frog - Save One Instead!" Marilyn Anderson, an author, relationship expert, and speaker "playfully warns women to stay away from 'men' frogs, but says the endangerment of real frogs is a serious issue" with the launch of these bags.

Marilyn's book Never Kiss a Frog: A Girl's Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp is a fashionably sensible "collection of funny stories, savvy advice and comical illustrations that depict the men that women should avoid... as FROGS!" So with the great success that followed the publishing of her book, she (who was educated as a biologist) paired up with Amphibian Ark, an international organization dedicated to saving real frogs.

Each ToadBag ™ purchase results in a contribution to Amphibian Ark, and each read of the book might just very well prevent you from wasting those "If only he could turn into a prince" daydreams...

Either way, both purchases will keep you in great style. Check it out!

* Marilyn is the Travel & Entertainment writer for Agenda Magazine, has appeared as the "Flirting & Kissing" expert on ABC's "Extreme Makeover."

1 comment:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Great post Elana! I will definatey have to buy one of those bags. Buying something for yourself feels even better when it's for a charitable cause!