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Tongue First Adventures In Physical Culture

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Emily Jenkins isn't ashamed of her insecurities, but she isn't throwing away her preconceptions, either. Tongue First can be reassuring to anyone who has felt embarrassed about disrobing in public or wonders about being more adventurous, as Jenkins unleashes her wit on topics from sensory deprivation to tattoos to afternoon naps. All sorts of things get tasted in this book...more
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Published January 14th 1999 by Virago Press Ltd (first published 1998)
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Celeste Thayer
This was not quite what I was expecting. I thought it would be a memoir, with standard plot structures. Instead, it was more like a collection of nonfiction essays, heavy on the author's well researched opinions.

I enjoyed the book, but some of the topics felt dated at only twelve years old - aerobics classes, for example, and some of the food fads she mentions.
Jess
I LOVE Emily Jenkins/E Lockhart/Emily Lockhart, but I could not get into this book. Read about half of it and skimmed the rest. Definitely interesting, though, to acquaint myself with the early, pre-YA writings of one of my favorite authors.
Shanley
I read this early in college and I really liked it then. As I recall, the author was experiencing things that are on the fringes of mainstream culture. She provided an interesting perspective and well-written evaluation of her experiences.
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I expected a little more from a book that was based entirely on trying things that are taboo. The title also, however memorable didn't seem to have anything to do with the content.
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