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Sassy (Literature)

"Veronica, I suffer from too much pep. I needed a pep outlet. Plus Sassy says girls who join the clubs really get the fellas."

The hip-ish magazine for young teens, Sassy began in 1987 and lasted for seven years before it bit the dirt — the actual dirt, not Dirt, the short-lived Sassy for boys. With writers named Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll, Sassy prided itself on covering the topics that teens really wanted to read about. It became so distinctive that it attracted a bitter rant from Ghost World graphic novelist Dan Clowes and a recurring spot on Saturday Night Live. Sassy also discovered Chloe Sevigny, later to become one of Amanda Seyfried's moms in Big Love. Huh. We all know Lilly was mature for her age, but damn, reading it until it folded when she was seven is impressive, even for her!

1.02 "Credit Where Credit's Due"

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