Bad Girls

Bad Girls

26 Writers Misbehave

Book - 2007
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"I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone....I behave badly because I can." That's how Ellen Sussman describes her deviant endeavors. To better understand them, she's invited 25 other bad girls to share their stories. Ann Hood lies, Mary Roach confesses. Lolly Winston blasts the music; Susan Straight puts the petal to the metal. Erica Jong, the original bad girl, challenges her own claim to that fame. Susan Cheever almost flunks out of prep school and then flunks her chance at redemption. Caroline Leavitt marries and cheats; Kim Addonizio celebrates a one-night stand. Roxana Robinson commits forgery. Daphne Merkin measures the penis. There's a kind of energy that gets generated when bad girls get together. These pages bristle with danger. The writers are digging deep--bad behavior lies in their souls. And what they bring to the surface reveals truths about their psyches and our society.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393064636
0393064638
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sussman, Ellen 1954-

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ser_library Jun 07, 2017

well written essays, but the subject was forced in many cases

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Wildon1
Aug 07, 2012

Did not really like this book. The stories were very anticlimatic! The stories would start off good but its as if the authors got tired of writing so they just quickly ended the story. Not the worst book but not the best. If this is one your list of books to read might want to save yourself some time and find something else?

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S_Mike
May 26, 2011

What a great anthology and a great find as far as womens literature goes. Sure some of the stories were nothing more than childhood rambunctios behaviors there were some that were full out "Bad Girl". It was quite intersting to discover that my own "devilish" ways are shared between woman Ive never met yet we have done some of the same things. Makes me feel like my chances of getting into heaven are much better!

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