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The Girl's Guide to Homelessness

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Exhausting Yarn: Will Appeal to the Self-Help Set

    Here is my summary of the key themes in this book: dysfunctional childhood, physically and emotionally abused by mother, broken family, forced to work (slavery), disavows religion, rape, incest, homelessness, laid off, serial unemployment, loses apartment, unemployment checks don't arrive/challenges bureaucracy, unwanted pregnancy, miscarriage, death of parent, disowned by parent, locked out, locked in, trailer/car towed, takes job at shady company, loses job at shady company, stopped by police, dated a married man with pregnant wife in a foreign country, married-man-boyfriend promises to leave wife/marry her, has menage a trois, jilted by same man, almost freezes do death, scheduled to go on national TV/clothes don't fit. Wow. If you are still inrigued, you will love this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    what a let down

    i went into this book with high expectations and by the middle of the book was forcing myself to finish it. after more anecdotes about her cyber love affair with a middle aged european, daily trips to starbucks and finally collecting her unemployment checks, only to fly this anonymous lover to the front door of her trailer i was disgusted and through. as a young girl who was abused by both her parents and then subjected to homelessness after a situation very similar to Karp's (which was why i thought i'd love the book so much) i find this story incredibly hard to relate to and sympathize with. not only was she fortunate to have a place to live and not pay rent, but she also afforded day to day luxuries most people with "homes" can't afford. then, once she receives the government aid our taxes paid for she only proceeds to use it as a ticket to chauffeur herself a blind date with this european, find out he's gotten another woman pregnant and continue to rent out a hotel for a month so she can phuck him every day.
    what a let down.
    i think it's time i started my memoir i've so long put off, because this isn't a story of homelessness at all, but more of a tale of inconvenience and poor judgement.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2011

    Pathetic & a total waste of time

    The book didn't start out well and I kept thinking it would get better, but it just kept getting worse. This chick can convince herself that she is intelligent, but if this book is non-fiction (as it claims to be), she is a dimwit at best. Who would go sleep in the snow in a foreign country and wait for some guy who has already proven to be a total loser? Besides wasting my $$$ & time on this book, I was most angered by her mistreatment of Fezzik, the dog. Pets are optional. She neglected him and allowed him to be abused (nearly starved -- in her own words) in favor of her Starbucks & sexcapades. Sad thing is that she's raking in the bucks off this piece of garbage.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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