The Only Bush I Trust Is My Ownby Periel Aschenbrand
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Periel Aschenbrand loathes Internet dating, Republicans, TV, junk food, and stockbrokers. She is twenty-eight years old, lives in New York and Los Angeles, accessorizes Dolce & Gabbana with a "F*ck Bush" necklace, and wakes up every morning to a double espresso with a "splash" of 2% milk. Predictable and pretentious, right? Wrong.
Periel Aschenbrand is also best friends with a Mormon, waits tables in Spanish Harlem, flirts with New York City cops, enjoys a good lap dance, gets revenge on snotty salespeople in an unconventional manner, and stayed in constant cell phone communication with her mother while protesting in her underwear at the Republican National Convention. "Are you provoking any policemen? You could be put in jail and get physically hurt by crack addicts who would see you as bait."
In a refreshing nonfiction debut that's never sanitized or slick, Periel delivers raunchy and hilarious truths about sex, politics, and how best to inspire the youth of America.
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.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.04(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 Years
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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.
I basically LOVE this book and even the cover pic! so sexy and romantic i love her writing style!
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.
This book is maniacally funny. I love her writing style...I love her!