Sassy magazine, is back in the news with Tara Ariano’s recent article in the New York Times last week entitled “My Totally Normal Addiction to Buying Teen Magazines on eBay.” I started collecting the magazine in June 2020, and since then the resale market has skyrocketed. But don’t worry! I’m going to share some places you can find your favorite mag online for free!
Sassy on Pinterest
Sassy Grrl and other Boards
SassyGrrl has spent a long time archiving each issue of not only Sassy but also their spin-off magazine, Dirt. There’s a board for each magazine, including covers, advertisements and some articles.
There are tons of other boards, and you can check them out here. Here are some of my personal favorites:
Sassy Magazine by Lizler, features 357 pins
Sassy Magazine by Hippie Dollface, features 104 pins
Jane Pratt/Sassy & Jane Magazine Nostalgia by thetruthliesinbetween, features 99 pins from Sassy and lil sis Jane.
Sassy on the Blogs & Issue Read-Throughs
Sassy Scans on Tumblr is no longer updated, but it does have a treasure trove of scanned articles. Images are very clear and close up, making articles easy to read.
The Avocado did a quirky read through of the December 1988 issue. The article is humorous and features some cool scans!
Before Rookie Mag was Rookie Mag, Tavi Gevinson ran The Style Rookie and did a read-through of two issues from 1992 and 1993. Read here.
Sassy in Print & Academia
There’s been one book dedicated to Sassy magazine titled How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time by Kara Jesella. The book goes over the history of Sassy and interviews former staffers.
Book Riot has also put together a list of Sassy-esque books for Sassy lovers: 100 Books for People Who Love Sassy Magazine
Barnard Library holds a full collection of every issue of Sassy. In the past, I’ve seen them offer the opportunity for their researchers to look up specific requests!
Sassy in Podcasts
Listen to Sassy is a brand new Sassy podcast with their first episode coming out on February 2, 2021.
The Sassy Podcast hasn’t been updated since May 2020, but there are a few episodes to check out.