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Nowhere Near Normal by Traci Foust
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Apr 21, 11

it was amazing
Read in April, 2011

This is what memoir should be. Nothing in this book seems plastic or tied in a pretty box. Traci Foust turns out all her skeletons, making us love her sometimes, hate her sometimes, but most of the time we just want to read more. I love the kind of writing that takes risks with run-on sentences and imagery liken to a "Naked Lunch" dream. There is not self gratification in this book. This is not an all about ME-MOIR. This is a tale of a family falling apart while trying to fall towards the same thing. This isn't a clinical tale of took this pill took that pill, instead we see Traci portraying BOTH the pro and antagonist within a mind that is both disturbed and exquisite.
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