Book of the Week: Secrets

By Rosemarie Chiarlone

Television writer and producer Ken Keeler once remarked that any joke could be made 20% funnier by the use of the word ‘underpants.’ As the popular internet meme so eloquently puts it, underpants are tiny secret pants that we wear under our normal pants. In the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, we have many books made from non-traditional materials. Books made from glass, books made from ceramics, books made from wire and wood, but few capture one’s attention as the book made from women’s panties.

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