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W E E K O N E :
he told me that
I'm beautiful when I'm angry.
b i g m i s t a k e
EXCERPT FROM ANITA LIBERTY'S DIARY
Temp job. It was in midtown. Hellish. Truly. I realized something
today when I was in the elevator of this huge office building:
chivalry is not dead. Far from it, much to my dismay. In crowded
midtown office building elevators, male passengers insist on stepping
aside to let female passengers off first. No matter if all the men
are in the front of the elevator. No matter if the elevator is so
akes all of us twice as long to get out the door. Well, I'd like to
take the liberty of speaking for my gender when I say, "Just get off
the goddamned elevator, you idiots! Just get off. Don't worry about
me. Don't even think about me. When the doors open, just get out.
Get out. You have one thing to remember and one thing only: Elevator
stops. Doors open. Get the fuck out of my way."
ADVICE FROM ANITA LIBERTY
People talk a lot about
how that's the only way
you can truly get over a break-up and move on,
the only way to show your strength and exhibit growth.
Here's what I think about letting go:
You don't have to.
MORE FROM ANITA LIBERTY
I know what people say about me.
"Anita Liberty's so angry."
"Anita Liberty's so angry at men."
"Anita Liberty just needs to get laid."
And I'm like, you know...
From the Trade Paperback edition.