Author(s): Danielle Henderson
Launched in October 2011, Feminist Ryan Gosling is a viral blog that will easily make the transition from book to page, with close to 30,000 followers and more than 3,000,000 page views per month. Ryan Gosling fans will drool over the hunk-worthy photos, and both fans and feminists alike will laugh at the smart captions that poke fun at one of Hollywood's most highly sought-after actors. Ryan Gosling: the sensitive, sweet, and sexy star of "The Notebook" is the love interest of young women everywhere - and more than a few of their mothers. Based on the popular blog of the same name, Feminist Ryan Gosling pairs photos of the steamy yet sensitive actor with an onslaught of hilarious captions, each beginning with "Hey girl" and speaking to a number of feminist theories. The book will include 70-80 per cent brand-new content and 120 smart and silly captions paired alongside full-color photos throughout.
"Ryan Gosling images and feminism quotes collide in this funny, clever blog that nods to women's rights using the actor's infamous 'Hey Girl' meme."
--The Huffington Post
"A huge fan of Ryan Gosling myself, Henderson's playful tumblr makes my heart swoon even more for this past Mickey Mouse Club member whether or not he truly is feminist. But hey, a girl can dream right?"
"Feminist Ryan Gosling is a brand new Tumblr that imagines the comely actor as a sensitive, empathetic feminist who'll still call you his girl, but also knows his Judith Butler from his Chandra Mohanty. Plus, it's really funny."
"The Feminist Ryan Gosling meme puts a clever spin on celebrity worship, with fans of the Canadian actor pairing images of his dreamy face with text in which he sweet talks ladies with references to feminist theory."
"I wouldn't question too closely whether or not the words under Ryan Gosling's pictures are real quotes or not. Let's just say they are. He's so sensitive and understanding. *Collective Sigh.*"
--The Daily Beast
"I didn't think anything could be better than the 'F**k yeah, Ryan Gosling'/'Hey Girl' meme about my boo, but then Feminist Ryan Gosling came along and appealed to my Betty Friedan-loving, bell hooks-reading side."
Danielle Henderson is the genius behind FeministRyanGosling.tumblr.com and the author of Tales from Fish Camp. As a graduate student and instructor at the University of Wisconsin, her work has been published in several magazines and the anthology Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas. Danielle lives in Madison, Wisconsin.