What does the mayor think about the cover? “She likes it a lot,” her spokesperson tells me.
Omaha Magazine managing editor David Williams writes in an email:
Just as we’ve seen a zillion riffs on Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, our cover is a tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek parody. The mayor not only loved the idea but was doubly excited because Bossy Pants is one of her favorite books. She even pointed to a copy of it she keeps in her office when we pitched the idea.
* Omaha Magazine: What do you think of our new cover? (facebook.com)
* Omaha’s mayor reenacts the cover of one of her favorite books, “Bossypants” (omahamagazine.com)
* Gail Collins: An old newsroom joke is three examples make a trend (nytimes.com)