• Tue, Jul 31 2012

How Does Lisa Frank Live? Exactly How You Think

If you’re anything like us, you had an aversion to Lisa Frank even at the age when you had to buy a trapper keeper. Unfortunately, most stores offered two options: Lisa Frank and stuff just as cynically awful for boys. Anyway, the reclusive Frank gave a rare interview to the Daily recently and discussed her billion dollar trapper keeper/sticker/stationary empire. She also says she understands Michael Jackson because it’s hard to live under public scrutiny. The whole thing is weird and worth a read.

Oh. And it ends like this:

It’s been a fresh start, not unlike a new school year, but, shored up by her sons, rainbow-colored pedicures, and two snuggly Golden Retrievers [like the ones on her stickers], Frank remains herself. “My house really is purple,” she promised, “and yellow and hot pink and light green and orange.”

Precisely.

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  • Spastastic

    Aw man, you guys just made me feel bad that I liked Lisa Frank when I was in elementary school. I think I only had a couple folders or something — the “cool” girls had Lisa Frank everything.

  • Alle C

    I had Lisa Frank stuff all through high school, too. No shame in my game.

  • Fabel

    Me three! Maybe it was just like, one notebook & some stickers, but I never disliked Lisa Frank stuff. And I think it’s kinda cool she keeps herself out of the spotlight.

  • Jamie Peck

    I fucking loved Lisa Frank. Fuck it, I still do. They go very well with psychedelics.

  • Sam

    My last semester of college, all the folders I used were from Lisa Frank. It was infinitely easier to find them in the black hole that is my car’s back seat where I throw everything. Plus, I could never be depressed during lengthy lit lectures when I had like 10 neon cats smiling at me.

  • Jenny

    Thank you! I’m glad you guys loved Lisa Frank as much as I did. It’s back to school season right now. I might drive on over to the store and buy me some trapper keepers.

  • T

    I demand pictures of her house’s interior, just for the sake of burning curiosity.

  • lucygoosey74

    I’m in my (late) 30′s and I admit it, I still find myself drawn to Lisa Frank stuff, and still buy her notebooks, folders and stickers. Sorry, but I just can’t go wrong with kittens, rainbows and bubbles.
    My husband needed a notebook for work the other day and all I had was my hoard of Lisa Frank and Hello Kitty ones, I had to go to the store and (gasp! The horror!) buy him a plain blue one. It just felt so wrong!