"I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone. ... I behave badly because I can." That's how Ellen Sussman describes her mischievous endeavors. In this anthology of personal essays, she's invited twenty-five other bad girl writers to share their stories. Ann Hood lies; Mary Roach confesses. Erica Jong, the original bad girl, challenges her own claim to that fame. Caroline Leavitt marries and cheats. These pages bristle with danger. The writers dig deep--bad behavior lies in their souls. And what they bring to the surface reveals telling truths about our psyches and our society.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
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Interesting collection of women's writers, all on the theme of what it means to be a "bad girl" which clearly differs from person to person. Some really well-written bits!
This was so fun to read, and I've been introduced to a whole new group of favorite writers! In the whole book there was only one story in this collection that I didn't like at all & couldn't finish--out of 26 I think that is pretty great (it was the one that went on and on and on and on and on and on and on about male genitalia. yawn.) Overall this was a fabulous read, and I cannot wait to read more from almost all of these women.