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Solar-Powered Sex Machine

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Solar-Powered Sex Machine is the true story of one girl’s transformation from awkward to awesome and lonely to loved. Sarah is a spaz in the suburbs who wants to unleash her inner Madonna without hurting anyone, but she soon discovers that the land of megamalls, sleepovers, driver’s ed, and dating is a minefield. This is a memoir about real girls making real choices, about ...more
ebook, 134 pages
Published November 2011 by Honey Badger Books
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Laura Resau
Nov 17, 2011 Laura Resau rated it it was amazing
A funny, smart, and thought-provoking memoir of growing up female in the 'burbs. It makes you think hard about the social pressures and expectations for girls and young women in our society. It's fascinating to see how the author bumbled her way through adolescence and managed to create an identity that felt right to her as a young woman.

This would be a great book club pick. Most women in their 30s (my age), and probably 20's and 40's, too, will find lots to relate to in the book. I'm guessing
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Liz
Nov 21, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read - an honest account of a girl's awkward moments as she navigates adolescence, college, and early adulthood. She remains likeable through all of her experiences, even as she navigates difficult feelings about herself and her family. She's unapologetic about her mistakes as she grows up, and deftly brings the reader with her as she enters new stages of life. I love how she acknowledges painful moments without making herself a victim. I cheered for her as she moved into adu ...more
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Sarah Paige Ryan is a novelist, blogger, and indie publisher who is obsessed with all things weird and wonderful. She is the author of Solar-Powered Sex Machine, a memoir about the awkwardness and awesomeness of growing up in the 80s and 90s. She's currently writing a romance-adventure-natural history-fantasy novel which she blogs about at www.sarahpaigeryan.com.
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