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[Dec. 14th, 2005|09:24 am]
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The Only Girl in the Car by Kathy Dobie was a very upsetting book. It's a memoir about her teenage years in Hamden, CT, in which she decided at 14 to start having sex, gets a slutty reputation, and terrible things happen. It is a great testament to how sexuality is treated differently for women then it is for men. It's also an excellent portrait of her unique family life. And of course I loved it, because you know me + memoirs by former wayward teenage girls.

I started Selling Women Short: The Battle for Workers Rights at Walmart, recommended by Erika (themachinestops), and it is angering but not at all surprising.

I can't figure out how to unlock my mp3 player, which means it plays but non of the buttons work until the battery dies and i recharge it, which means that i have to listen to whatever it happens to play, which, this morning, was Pretty Hate Machine. Which is totally dated and not at all timeless, and also sucks. The only song I really like, "Something I Can Never Have," is marred by what must be the worst line ever written: "Gray would be the color, if i had a heart." Ooh, Trent, you're so dark. Ugh.
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[User Picture]From: sophiesdreaming
2005-12-14 04:01 pm (UTC)
i read the only girl in the car, too. i really liked it a lot but i agree, it's totally depressing.
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From: italkaboutbooks
2005-12-14 05:21 pm (UTC)
yeah, totally. after i finished it, i paced around a lot and then slumped on the couch to do nothing for the rest of the night.
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From: ___kissy
2005-12-14 06:37 pm (UTC)
lemme read dat' The Only Girl in the Car.
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From: italkaboutbooks
2005-12-14 07:32 pm (UTC)
i got it from the library! it isn't due til january 4 though, so you can definitely borrow it if you can read it by then. i give it to you this weekend.
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