A Day in the Life of a Professional Party Princess
M. Alice LeGrow is a professional party princess. It wasn't a job she expected -- she was a graphic novelist until a few years ago, when her publisher went out of business. Seeking a steady job, she took on the job of entertaining kids at parties. In this short documentary by NPR, we learn LeGrow's perspective on the job -- what's challenging about it, how she has learned to like kids, and indeed how she has learned to like the job. Pro tip: "When in doubt, smile harder!"
For more of LeGrow's perspective on Princess Culture, check out this All Things Considered interview. Also pertinent: her tips on How to Play Ninja Turtles, and a forum post that apparently led to the NPR piece. Good job, Internet.