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Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping
Edit--reading the last few pages, the sound you hear is my jaw dropping and the rating dropping to one star:
"To some the term feminist stripper is iro...more
Jun 07, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life
There are some things in this book that confuse me, but the parts of it I love I adore so much that they alone earn every one of these stars. OK, here...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
The Fifth Sacred Thing (Maya Greenwood, #1)
Couldn't stand it, couldn't finish it. And I usually love radical utopias+ conservative dystopias--the 2 paired together? Whhooooo! But the style was...more
Dec 2008
Nov 27, 2008
Whore Diaries: My First Two Weeks As An Escort
Quite enjoyable in that it reminded me keenly of the hectic pace and the euphoric discovery of my first two weeks as an escort. (God, I can't believe...more
not set
Nov 05, 2012
I Was for Sale.: Confessions of a Bondage Model
Possibly one of the worst sex work books ever. Blames all her pre-existing problems on the profession. Whiney as HELL. Yet, colorful, & somehow I...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
Moscow to the End of the Line
One of the most *beautiful* books I've ever read, hands down. Through a haze of alcohol, Soviet repression, and the hypnotic rhythm of a subway journe...more
Jan 1999
May 08, 2012
You Can't Win, the Autobiography of Jack Back
Anyone who has ever even broken the speed limit should read this. A bit too individualist and product of its time, but other than that...
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Switch Hitters: Lesbians Write Gay Male Erotica and Gay Men Write Lesbian Erotica
Being the wannabe faggot queer girl that I am, this is obviously one of my guilty pleasures.
not set
Dec 05, 2008
Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography
So far:
First of all--a note on the book's tone, which is familiar, cutesy, silly, very British. A bit *too* silly, it is also endearing, & can get...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 02, 2008
Spike Omnibus
O Spike, I'd been lost without you. I devoured this appropriately thick book of your adventures during off hours at the motel on Wed. The whole Buffyv...more
Sep 15, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam, #1)
I wrote the wrong review for this--I was referring to the Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Barker. This book is okay, but not half as cool as that one:...more
Sep 05, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
The Women of Nell Gwynne's
Perfect in its brevity and whimsy. I mean, I can never say the following phrase enough: steampunk hooker secret agents, ftw
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman
Okay, let's just say this now--this book is not a well researched, thourough, copmprehensive historical document--more like a broadsheet.
However, it i...more
not set
Nov 27, 2008
A Radical Line: From the Labor Movement to the Weather Underground, One Family's Century of Conscience
Good summary of the development of the Left in America through following the author's family. His father is Jeff Jones, one of the main leaders of the...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
Everyone told me to read the Gaitskill novel about the escort, so now I *am* readong it. I loved _two girls..._, after all--it even made an Ayn Randoi...more
not set
Oct 14, 2009
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS
First off, go to the author's cool She has great links to sex work movement stuff, & amazing stories you can't...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control
In the middle of reading: As CIA's MK-ULTRA has long been an interest of mine, there's a lot I already know, but I love Streatfield b/c he seems to ha...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1)
I expected another little piece of fluff to feed my vampire lust, but what I got was much more. A revision of the ending of Stoker's _Dracula_, but mo...more
not set
Dec 10, 2008
Voyage in the Dark
Do yourself a favor. Go beyond _Sargasso Sea_. All about the early 20th century parts of Paris & London no one wrote about--the drab parlors, the...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
As vamp fiction--though the vampires were too zombie for my taste--this takes the cake. As post-apocalyptic fiction, it's amazing. So there, we've cov...more
not set
Aug 15, 2010
Stay tuned for a piece about growing up as the last generation relying on retrogressive Freudianism, library homosexuality, and brief mentions of "Les...more
Apr 27, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Prozac Highway
In my late teens, this book marked my discovery of the existence of the Mad Pride movement. And never was such a pivotal discovery wrapped in such a c...more
not set
Nov 27, 2008
In the Heart of the Valley of Love
My friend Jeffrey Ow, a cool Asian American History professor teaching in Arizona (where they're criminalizing ethnic studies as we speak--oh no Jeff!...more
Apr 2010
May 21, 2010
Postcards from the Edge
Hilarious. That's what you can say for it. Otherwise, it describes a lifestyle I loathe & an ideology I can't identify with.
Jan 2003
Dec 04, 2008
Drugstore Cowboy
Ultimate junkie novel, & yes, yes, better than the movie. Contains vital fragments of the informal Junkie Code of Honor.
not set
Dec 04, 2008
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
Something off about this one, both with plot and literary quality. Maybe the world of Oryx and Crake only had enough material for one book. I guess a...more
not set
Sep 25, 2009
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform
The essays in this book are some of the most visceral, intense pieces of writing I've ever read. The dogmatism and self-analysis that cluttered MBS' p...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Yell-Oh Girls!: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American
I'd give it a little less, but my hero & friend SHARI is in it!
not set
Nov 28, 2008
The Creamsickle
Derivative, but I really enjoyed it.
May 13, 2013
Nov 23, 2012
Journey to the End of the Night
Nihilists unite!
Jan 2001
Dec 03, 2008
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