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Cruddy by Lynda Barry
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Jan 02, 2008

it was amazing
Read in January, 2008

** spoiler alert ** What I learned from this book is that my life is not as weird, twisted, or unfortunate as I thought it was. My father may have taken me to bars as a toddler and let the old men play with me, but he never cut off my finger or had me shave my head and pretend to be a mute Mongoloid of the opposite gender. I may not always like my life or chosen profession, but at least I'm not morbidly obese with a blue tooth stuck running a bar that's a front for grinding up the corpses of murdered people. I do not live in Nevada on the border of a nuclear test zone, and my father was never called the "Powder Monkey". I have breasts. I have seen absolutely zero people get their throats slit in real life. I will just leave it at that. That said, I recommend this book highly. And sit here wondering how it left me feeling so good, and strangely hopeful about the beauty of life. Read it if you dare.
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Lily Eva, I am so glad that you too enjoyed Cruddy. I just love how rich the cruddyness is. When kevin read it he suffered greatly. It's not for everyone. Using your review as a method of appeal, I recommended it to my brother. I think it scared him to think of what it would mean to have a life significantly scarier than our upbringing! Of course, I love to torture him, so that didn't bother me.

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