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3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Fake ID is a collection of short essays in urban settings. Stuck in coffee shops, bad jobs, SUVs, and the United States of America, Tamaki's characters explore and resist social constructions while seeking sanity and some form of definition.In the tradition of her earlier work, Tamaki mixes social commentary with dry wit, poking fun not simply at racial, cultural, and sexu ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published April 27th 2005 by Women's Press Literary (first published April 1st 2005)
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Mirrordance
Feb 10, 2014 Mirrordance rated it did not like it
Cosa dire di questo piccolo libretto di cui sono riuscita a leggere circa un terzo? Piccoli paragrafetti con flash di vita, non diverso da altri ma, non prende. Le (dis)avventure di una ragazza figlia di un giapponese e di una americana (o canadese) in un mondo poco aperto alla diversità.

Non particolarmente divertente.
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Fake ID is a collection of short essays in urban settings. Stuck in coffee shops, bad jobs, SUVs, and the United States of America, Tamaki's characters explore and resist social constructions while seeking sanity and some form of definition. In the tradition of her earlier work, Tamaki mixes social commentary with dry wit, poking fun not simply at racial, cultural, and sexual prejudice, but also at the ridiculous way these stereotypes play out in everyday life. In Fake ID identity is not a welco ...more
Danielle
May 22, 2009 Danielle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: feminists, women, men, thinkers
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A quick read but a highly enjoyable look through the life of Mariko Tamaki, a person I don't know, haven't met (actually have friends in common I just realized) but would love to read more from.

But even if I literally did not know the same people as her, it feels like I would anyway. The stories seem to primarily focus upon times of change in a life. Times when you realized you are older/wiser or fucked up and need to move on and up.

Times I really remember too.
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Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, playwright, activist and performer. She works and performs with fat activists Pretty Porky and Pissed Off and the theatre troupe TOA, whose recent play, A vs. B, was staged at the 2004 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Her well-received novel, Cover Me (McGilligan Books) was followed by a short fiction collection, True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice ...more
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