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Share A Secret Reviewed

Share A Secret Reviewed looks at the weekly Share A Secret column in Australia's biggest-selling magazine, Woman's Day. We at Gusworld love it, and we hope you will too. We don't give away the plot (that would be unfair and a possible breach of copyright); we just tell you what the headline is and describe the stunning artwork that goes with it.

Woman's Day dated March 17th, 1997

MY FAMILY BETRAYAL

Jealous of her rich in-laws, she destroyed a letter -- and their lives

Yes, the headline is a dead giveaway: this is one of the lamest Share A Secrets to pass our way in quite some time. There's no sex angle, just seething financial jealousy and a secret which, while admittedly better than classics like MY MUM REACHED OUT FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, hardly constitutes wrist-slashing stuff.

I have to admit, though, that they almost make up for it with the picture, which still sends me into gales of helpless laughter every time I see it. A woman with overalls and too much lipstick (red) on sits in a vaguely constipated pose, consoling another woman in a jacket (red) who appears to have been assaulting her own face with an onion. A bowl of apricots is prominent in the backhround. It's a certified cack.

Suggested Replacement Headline: I SENT MY SISTER-IN-LAW BANKRUPT


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