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Against Love by Laura Kipnis
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Mar 06, 09

bookshelves: sexuality
Read in March, 2009

eh...familiar arguments, presented in a sometimes amusing, sometimes annoyingly self-consciously witty way, and never taking the social criticism quite far enough for my liking...a very pop-culture-friendly critique on marriage/monogamy, which i guess is what she intended to write, so it works on that level. i skimmed a lot of too-long segments on "marriage is [insert long list of middle class stereotypes about TV and toilet seats which might make marriage undesireable:]." fun wordplay, and i enjoyed the section(s) on bill clinton more than i would have expected.
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