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Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
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Jan 02, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

This is an interesting, albeit depressing, group of short stories written by Mary Gaitskill. If you've seen the movie "Secretary", the original short story is in this collection. Warning to the sensitive of heart: these are stories about pathetic women who are failing at life. It seemed at times that they were all Mary Gaitskill only with different names. It was good at first and then I started to feel like taking a shower and throwing the book into a pit of flames. So it's well-written but it made me feel like dirty stilettos had punctured my cranium. I think you get the idea.


Okay, the stilettos got cleaned off my brain by a very beautiful story at the end of the book called "Heaven". I stand corrected.

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