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Love and Trouble: Memoirs of a Former Wild Girl Paperback – 28 Jun 2018
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Bitingly funny and provocative (People Magazine)
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Claire Dederer has written what is surely one of the most excruciatingly frank memoirs ever - raw, revealing and explicit... I read Love and Trouble compulsively, at once fascinated and repulsed (Observer)
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This book has arrived at just the right time in my life. I needed it. I've actually bent the corners on the pages which contain passages I want to remember.
Its written like a rambling conversation which is tricky to get your head around at first. I did feel especially sad as she recounted her time in Australia.
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Here is what I can tell you. Read this book. Dederer is a voice of a generation. There is no sense comparing her to the female writers who came before her such as Erica Jong or Gloria Steinem, because she has her own unique brand of bold and no holds barred thoughts, which are beautifully displayed in her powerful writing. She not only speaks to women; she tells us things that we didn’t even know we wanted to hear. Men can read this book as well. In fact, they should. It will help them to understand us better and in turn, themselves.
Here is what I am looking forward to. I hope that she writes a book when she is much, much older, and, of course, I would love many more in between as well, but I am hopeful for a big, juicy book about the golden years.
Then the book becomes what feels like a series of writing exercise. "Write a new vignette using every letter of the alphabet." "What would your character do if she could time travel?" "Have your narrator write a letter to a famous person, dead or alive."
I'm glad I didn't give up on this writer because I enjoyed her recent article in the Paris Review. I hope she finds a bit more discipline in her next book, as well as some more daring. I want to know the deep stuff. Life isn't pretty. Dear writer, show us what's real.