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Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio
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Jun 27, 2011

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I had no idea this book was the basis for the Drew Barrymore movie. Unfortunately, it’s one of the rare cases where I liked the movie better than the book. The movie brought you from Beverly’s pregnancy to her maturity in a smoother manner than the book did. Not to say I didn’t enjoy this book – quite the contrary. I gobbled it up. I just couldn’t believe some of the things Bev did, especially with a kid. It was kind of sad because she didn’t have a clue how to raise her son, but at the same time hilarious since you knew she didn’t want to admit she needed to grow up herself. And I was very shocked with her openness about drug use. With all the anti-drug campaigns they have nowadays, I suppose I’m just a greenhorn. The amount of drugs you can do without being permanently brain deficient is astounding. Or maybe Bev just got lucky…

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