Fabulous Nobodies Author:Lee Tulloch "If I'm a fabulous person - which I am - it's partly due to the fact that I am in total harmony with the contents of my closet and the contents of my closet are in total harmony with me." — So says Reality Nirvana Tuttle, a girl who is so in love with her frocks that she talks to them and calls each one by name. Having a name like Reality Nirvan... more »a is bad enough, but it's even worse to be a hip Lower East Sider - with the misfortune of having been born in the sixties to a mother who still wears caftans, refuses to wear fur coats, and lives in pottery-filled house that smells like freshly baked bread. Reality can't stand her name, and, what's worse, she can't stand her mother.
And these are the least of her problems. Reality is a doorwhore at the Less is More club, where she's expected to keep the unhip out and let the hip in. She's very strict about the dress code - people must look absolutely fabulous before she even considers them ("I'm incorruptible on the subject"). Reality herself wears the newest fashion ("Being fabulous is my life"), but she despairs at her lowly status, a nobody drowning in a sea of somebodies. She nows that if she could only get Hugo Falk, the gossip columnist for Frenzee magazine (whose column, "Hugo-a-go-go," is read by all the in people), to write about her, she might have a stab at being a somebody. But the article that eventually appears in the magazine turns Reality's world upside down. And when she falls in love, it causes her to reconsider the meaning of fabulousness.« less