Poetic and simple, this book has such a peaceful vibe. Khalil discusses briefly, but deeply and clearly everything from Love to your clothes. Defintel...morePoetic and simple, this book has such a peaceful vibe. Khalil discusses briefly, but deeply and clearly everything from Love to your clothes. Defintely a book to refer to time and time again. Makes you appreciate everything for what it is and what its not. There are two sides to every coin and if there weren't then the coin wouldn't have the same value- ya know what i mean?? I almost sounded like him there for a second except he is way more talented with his words!(less)
What i learned form this book???? That rich wall street people are psychotic pricks!! No, I am sure not all of them are but in this book, you really w...moreWhat i learned form this book???? That rich wall street people are psychotic pricks!! No, I am sure not all of them are but in this book, you really wanted pat bateman to kill them all.
This book was an excellently written satire of the 80's and the me me me mentality of the young wall street, banker, investors and just how surface people can be. It was written in a way that almost makes you feel sorry for our culture. During our meeting a very intersting point made by C. still rings in my head. If we are not careful about our consumption and superficiality we as a society are doomed.
Appearances are not always what they seem. A person may appear to have everything that you want but what lies underneath a succesfull well groomed facade can be dark, un human and ugly. Pat Bateman is a perfect comglomerate of every white, rich, superfical male during the 80's but his OCD and his over the top fantasies (maybe some realities too) confirm that you never really know anyone and sometimes all the things that society tells you to strive for are not what they are cracked up to be. I will take my poor life with all my sanity anyday over what goes thru this mans head. You must be patient in the begining of this book as they develop his character, the author does it with such detail and length it almost makes the reader crazy (maybe thats the point???)but it is well worth the read. and also as much as i love the movie as well it doesn't compare to the book. Rememeber "never judge a book my its movie."(less)
What a wonderful book. It takes place in NYC and is the story of a man who works in advertising by day and is a drag queen by night. He meets what he...moreWhat a wonderful book. It takes place in NYC and is the story of a man who works in advertising by day and is a drag queen by night. He meets what he thinks is a wonderful man and their romance "blossoms" if you will and a crazy love affair ensues. The book covers perspectives of how it is to be gay, and a drag queen in NYC. What it is like to move to New york and try and be successful, in all facets in this harsh but beautiful city. The main focus of the story is his relationship with his significant other- a male escort which as you can imagine adds to the drama of what is their relationship. The story really is an entertaining, crazy love story in essence but not sappy at all. There were many moments that you laugh out loud at the funny situations and writings of Josh Kilmer Purcell and then there are other moments where your heart breaks for him. I met the author and it made me feel for his story even more. As entertaining and funny as the book is, after meeting him you realize how much of Josh is in the book. It is a true memoir told from the hearts of Aqua and Josh and i thouroughly enjoyed this book. Highly recommend.(less)
I love Janice Dickenson- I find her very entertaining and i love the fact that she does not apologize for her opinion. Many people are put off or scar...moreI love Janice Dickenson- I find her very entertaining and i love the fact that she does not apologize for her opinion. Many people are put off or scared or offended by her but like i said- i like her.
This book was definitely not as deep or insightful into her life as her previous book "No Lifguard on duty" but it was in the true spirit of Janice- entertaining. She is still a name dropper but does not give as much detail and there is basically no plot. All Janice is doing is spewing advice about how she takes care of herself and is brutally honest about modeling and the life of a supermodel. If there is one hting i did learn here is that i NEVER want to sacrifice the things one needs to sacrifice (Like food, friends) to become anything!! Glamour is well, glamorous and i am still very much drawn to articles on how to beautify yourself because its in every womans best interest to feel beautiful but the point of the book is to be realistic and to NOT listen to all those magazines. Sigh. why can't i just be perfect. . .like Janice ;-p(less)