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By Alana Massey

ISBN-10: 1455565865

ISBN-13: 9781455565863

ISBN-10: 1455565881

ISBN-13: 9781455565887

"Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's sharper; she slices thinner; she exhibits the cross-section of a fact so deftly--so powerfully and cannily--it's difficult to seem away, and difficult to not consider that whatever has shifted in you for having learn her."--Leslie Jamison, New York Times bestselling writer of The Empathy Exams

From columnist and critic Alana Massey, a set of essays interpreting the intersection of the non-public with popular culture throughout the lives of pivotal woman figures--from Sylvia Plath to Britney Spears--in the spirit of Chuck Klosterman, with the center of a real fan.

blending Didion's affected cool with moments of giddy famous person worship, Massey examines the lives of the ladies who mirror our best aspirations and darkest fears again onto us. those essays are own with out being confessional and shrewdpermanent in a manner that invitations readers into the shaggy dog story. A cultural critique and a finely wrought fan letter, interwoven with tales which are achingly own, the entire LIVES i would like can also be an exploration of psychological ailment, the intercourse undefined, and the risks of loving too difficult. however it is, specifically, a paean to the stars who've formed a new release of women--from Scarlett Johansson to Amber Rose, Lil' Kim, Anjelica Huston, Lana Del Rey, Anna Nicole Smith and lots of extra. those reflections goal to reimagine those women's legacies, and within the strategy, educate us new methods of forgiving ourselves.

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