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A Short Life of Trouble by Marcia Tucker
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Jul 30, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: cultural-studies, memoir, nyc, read-in-2009

I'm not a person who does beach reads. Case in point: the other reading I brought on vacation with me was about female infanticide and sex-selective abortion. Yeah, I know how to party.

So, a book about feminism and the art world from the sixties until the early aughties, told in a punchy way, is about as close as I get to a real beach read. Marcia Tucker's story was well told, lively, and thoroughly engaging. Well worth a read if you're interested in contemporary art, feminism and art, and the New York art scene in the past 40 plus years. Though she does get a little name-droppy, if you don't know the names (I only knew some of them), it doesn't mar the story or make you feel like you're missing out at all.

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Antonio Puente Great review. Just wondering, what's the book about "female infanticide and sex-selective abortion" you talk about? It sounds interesting as well.

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