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Author Biography: Periel Aschenbrand identifies herself as half Israeli and half New York Jew. She founded a politically oriented T-shirt company called Body as Billboard, which she hopes will continue to serve those who find it unappealing to be walking advertisements for corporate America. She also has a soft spot for James Baldwin, Monique Wittig, Larry Kramer, Gore Vidal, true crime novels, and pugs.
Posted October 22, 2008
Periel Aschenbrand has a style of writing that just keeps you wanting to read more. I could not stop laughing at who this girl was, and the stories about her mother are uncomparable to anything I have ever heard. I love the book and have visited her website, pretty cool stuff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2007
Posted January 27, 2006
This is one of my all-time favorite books! Periel is witty, clever, and thoroughly engaging. Obscenity is part of her character and I think the book would be the lesser without it. However, if you are squemish about sex and four-letter words, you'll have a hard time getting through this book. I would still implore you, though, to give it a chance. She has some wonderful commentary on life, love and politics -- and mothers. Even if you disagree with her, maybe you'll learn something new from her perspective. As you read through the book, you'll learn as well, despite her self-admitted Princess attitude, she has a great deal of concern for certain causes (e.g., women's issues, education/development of youth). It is a quick read definitely worth the investment of your time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 11, 2005