I’m still reading Pretty, and I’ll tell you it’s one of the most lyrical yet gritty I’ve read in a long while- I love it.I’ll give you the long wrap-up when I finish.:)
The title may seem like an oxymoron. Jillian takes a long, hard look at some unbecoming behavior, performed by one Bebe Baker. Bebe’s your friend who never takes your good advice. Ex-everything: ex-stripper, ex-Christian, ex-drug addict, ex-pretty girl.
It’s been one year since the car accident that killed her boyfriend left her scarred and shaken. Flanked by an eccentric posse of friends, she is serving out a self-imposed sentence at a halfway house, while trying to finish cosmetology school.
Amid the rampant diagnoses, over-medication, compulsive eating, and acrylic nails of Los Angeles, Bebe looks for something to believe in before something–her past, the dangerously magnetic men in her life, her own bad choices–knocks her off course again.
Jillian’s a pretty neat chick. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine, Opium Magazine, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthology My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS: My Life in a Harem, was published by Plume in April 2010. It has since been translated into fourteen different languages.
AND??? She’s a pretty darn Rock And Roll Mama:
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Giveaway closes on 9/12, and winner will be chosen at random.org.- Enter as many times as your little heart desires.
And in honor of Pretty’s launch party in LA tonight, TODAY, 9/7, the first 250 folks to order it and email their receipt to email@example.com will receive THIS: (which I admit, I have a bling crush on.)
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