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Loose Girl by Kerry Cohen
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Jun 03, 2008

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bookshelves: 2008, crazypeoplememoirs, memoirs, addiction
Read in September, 2008

so the addiction here is sex. (kind of.)

it's well written, doesn't skirt around any issue or topic. Kerry Cohen fully acknowledges where she made stupid decisions, where she might have made changes but didn't.

however, i thought it was too short for so big a topic - promiscuity is so kind of taboo for women that i wished she had said more. not about her dalliances - there was enough about that. but about what was also wrong with the men she was choosing and why, and more importantly, how she got from where she was to being married with 2 kids. (i really felt like that happened over the course of about ten pages.)

the outline is there - she got the same fulfillment from writing as she did when she was with men. but i can't imagine that she didn't face rejection from the writing world - the picture she paints is one of success after success after success, with tons of things getting published. there HAD to be a rejection in there somewhere. and how did she deal with that, in comparison to how she dealt with men?

i just think it had a lot more potential, and i wish there was more of it, because what there is is very good. it's written excellently, and what seems like very honestly, which i always appreciate in this genre.
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