Who is Miss Abigail?

Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
twitter: @DearMissAbigail

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Miss Abigail has a collection of over 1,000 classic advice books, spanning from 1822 to 1978 and covering a variety of topics, from love and romance to etiquette and charm. The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name!


Archive for May, 2008

Incinerate your Maxi Pads with the Incinerette

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

While in Australia for a work trip in early April, a few of us meeting attendees took a couple of days after to hit the road up the coast back to Sydney for our flights home. While in a public restroom in Jervis Bay after a dolphin watch boat ride, I spotted this fantastic machinery, for incinerating sanitary napkins. Burn, baby, burn! Wish I could have seen it in action, but unfortunately it was all rusted…

Handbuch für Verliebte!

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

A casual search of the title of the German edition of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage revealed that it appears to be published!

Handbuch für Verliebte: Guter Rat vom ersten Kuss bis zum Altar is available at your local (in Germany, I guess), bookstores and on Amazon.de.

I love the cover, don’t you? I can’t wait to see a copy — the publisher is supposed to send a few but I haven’t gotten them yet.