First published summer of 2005 in Boston, 25 stapled pages, 2.25x11" w/notebook paper cover
Microcosm says (www.microcosmpublishing.com): A great little slice of personality into Lacey's life via her extensive lists of likes and dislikes. Some highlights include:
"The thought that Aliens and Humans might someday become one."
"What Illegal things arose out of prohibition"
"talking about conspiracies"
"Having to break into a place you have the key to."
"Realizing you like your boyfriend's friends more than you like him"
"Playing with silly putty after someone with warts"
"Undressing a man only to find he has creepy underwear"
With things like this, we get a gradual growing depth into what Lacey is all about and even her seeming contradictions. We smile at shared feeling and cringe at a horrible experience we haven't yet lived through.
This is a list zine. I love list zines. I don't know of very many of them but I am always excited to get a new one. This one is done by a girl named Lacey. It is a very interesting list. My favorite part of it is that you feel like you are really getting to know the person deeply without really knowing anything anything about her at all. Brilliant. She should get some kind of award. I just wish she had not folded the paper the long way. matthew bodette
Parcell Press says:
On the back cover of each copy of Likes/Dislikes is a handwritten note: "Some things Lacey Prpic-Hedtke thinks about. Need to talk?" followed by her e-mail address. Don't let the simplicity of this zine's conception fool you -- this is much more than just prolonged pro and con lists. Instead, Likes/Dislikes is a collection of longer and detailed names, phrases, and descriptions of things that are good and bad to Lacey. Cool.
Sleepy Records says:
In the same vein as Ramsey Beyer's "List" series of zines, this is Lacey Prpic-Hedtke's list of likes (mummification, pompadours) and dislikes (angsty rich guys who want to be abstract expressionists, fake shrunken heads).
Print Fetish (October 18, 2008, http://printfetish.com):
I love making lists. On this laptop I have lists of novel titles, places I've lived, teen movie plot ideas, items that I've gotten in my eye and many many more. It's calming and entertaining to organize information in this fashion. In the same vein, I think, list zines are immensely satisfying. You can sort of read between the lines of words, the bits of information and put together a picture of a whole person. I picked up Likes/Dislikes at Printed Matter and sat down with a friend to read it. We didn't flip to the back for a bio until we'd had a chance to get to know our mystery list-maker. We hypothesize that Lacey Prpic-Hedtke, the writer, is fun (Likes: Laughing Uncontrollably; Riding my bike and singing), romantic (Likes: Those always ready for adventure; Patsy Cline; Men who write love letters), sexy, a good dancer, crafty, a reader, an artist, a teenager (dislikes: When people stare at me for no reason; When people tell me I'm not what I say I am), a punk, a cook, and so on. This zine is lively and entertaining and gives you the sort of thrill you might get from looking through someone else's notebook.