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Petal Pusher by Laurie Lindeen
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Mar 30, 10

Read in March, 2010

Music fans of Lindeen's era will probably appreciate this entertaining account of her band's struggle to make it big while gender, age, and style work against them in the face of the early 90's grunge revolution. Lindeen also chronicles struggles with her own inner demons, most notably her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Her writing is casual and her voice is wry and often sarcastic, but just like some other recent memoirs written in the same style by women, this one seemed to fizzle a bit and lose substance when it got to The Relationship. There is also a strong undercurrent of low self-esteem and insecurity that kept me rooting for Lindeen and hoping for the big reveal of life lessons learned at the end, but there seemed to be no real resolution and the ending seemed rather arbitrary and abrupt. An easy, fun, and entertaining read overall though...it kept me turning the pages!
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