Thursday, September 13, 2012

Introduction to Gidget

Reading in the introduction to GIDGET about how 15-year-old Kathy Kohner (the real-life Gidget) would tell her dad "about all of the surfers" she knew. "I told him I wanted to write a book. He said, 'Why don't you tell me your stories and I'll write it?'" Hmm. Should I say "Hmm" about that? Hmm. Then it tells how Dad would - "with her permission" - secretly listen to Gidget's phone conversations to get the lingo down pat. That's the introduction. The foreword to this edition is by Kathy Kohner Zuckerman herself, 60 at the time, who says lots of adorable things like "I hope you love the book and go out and 'hang ten' (an old surfing expression)."