Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

by Alice Bolin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062657145
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 90,937
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Alice Bolin's nonfiction has appeared in many publications including ELLE, the Awl, the LA Review of Books, Salon, VICE's Broadly, The Paris Review Daily, and The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog. She currently teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis.

Twitter: @alicebolin

Table of Contents

Introduction: Girls, Girls, Girls 1

Part 1 The Dead Girl Show

Toward a Theory of a Dead Girl Show 13

Black Hole 25

The Husband Did It 47

The Daughter as Detective 57

Part 2 Lost in Los Angeles

There There 89

Los Angeles Diary 99

Lonely Heart 109

The Place Makes Everyone a Gambler 117

The Dream 137

Part 3 Weird Sisters

A Teen Witch's Guide to Staying Alive 159

And So It Is 177

My Hypochondria 187

Just Us Girls 199

Part 4 A Sentimental Education

Accomplices 215

Acknowledgments 275

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