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Cool For You

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  • Seller:academic_book_guy
  • Sales Rank:7,810,461
  • Format:Bargain Price
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:208
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:September 1, 2008
  • ISBN:1593762100
  • EAN:9781593762100
  • ASIN:B0096EP7H2
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Synopsis
Cool for You’s tough-girl narrator wants to be an astronaut. Instead, she becomes a poet and journeys through a series of low-end schools, pathetic jobs, and unmade beds. Schooled by mean and memorable Catholic nuns, this tomboy heroine stumbles and dreams her way through the painful corridors of family, early sexual encounters, and an eye-opening series of jobs caring for the sick and insane—the abandoned wards of the state. This is a book hell-bent on telling the truth about poor women, and how they do (and do not) get out of the hands of their families and the state. Without artifice or pseudonym, protagonist Eileen Myles boldly sets down a rich and graphic account of female experience in this world.

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