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best use of $3 (sofa awards 2012)

December 19, 2012

The ninth annual sofa awards… keep coming back as more recipients are revealed throughout the rest of the year…

12Own a Kindle? An iPad? iPhone? Like to laugh? I’ve got a winner for you. ‘Nistas (Supermodels Wish They Could Be Us… Right?), written (and drawn) by Candice Harper, former Art Director for Judge HatchettJudge Maria LopezJudge David Young, Judge Reinhold… wait… yeah, that last one was a lie, but you get the picture. Harper is an expert at setting up courtrooms for TV shows. She designed Tyra Banks’ Fiercee Award and done work with Wendy Williams’ daytime talk show as well. Her new book, which amounts to a large comic strip of one-off sister-girl busts of hilarity, not only earns your laughter, but also resonates with its touches of reality. Like any good comic, the jokes keep coming, but there is an underlying truth behind the laughter.


According to Harper, “‘Nistas (pronounced knee-stahs), is short for fashionistas but these women are into everything so why set labels and limits. ‘Nistas are everyday women with attitude and style. Self-possessed, socially generous, independent, articulate women with an edge. They’re sexy, smart, survivalists, brimming with authenticity. They are confident and unique. They are individuals. Most of all, they’re funny.” She’s right.

And, even better, the book is only two dollars and ninety-nine cents on Amazon. Download it to your Kindle right now. We’ll wait.

Go it? Good. Now, read it, share it with your friends, tell them to do the same thing. It’s hilarious. I don’t know Harper. This in not one of my friends I’m hawking, here. But, she’s got a viable voice that I want the world to hear. You will too.


other 2012 sofa awards:

best place to purchase a school bus and hang it on your wall

best reason to have a cup of coffee

most creative way of throwing stuff together and turning it into usable art

best new voice [tv]

best reason to judge a book by its cover

best place to meet an up and coming somebody

most breath-taking film

best reason to pay for premium cable

michelle obama award for physical fitness

best thing to hit reality tv since nene leakes

best new voice [film]

best reason to watch the lowest-rated show in history

most decadent reason to book a flight to nashville

most under-appreciated show

best reason to partake in sex and drugs. and sushi.

best blend of comedy and drama

best guilty pleasure

best new voice [music]

best-named dessert house

best show for Kleenex to support with ad purchases

most unintended-yet-infectious lyrics


Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

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