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By Alana Massey

ISBN-10: 1455565865

ISBN-13: 9781455565863

ISBN-10: 1455565881

ISBN-13: 9781455565887

"Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's sharper; she slices thinner; she exhibits the cross-section of a fact so deftly--so powerfully and cannily--it's tough to appear away, and difficult to not believe that whatever has shifted in you for having learn her."--Leslie Jamison, New York Times bestselling writer of The Empathy Exams


From columnist and critic Alana Massey, a suite of essays reading the intersection of the private with popular culture in the course of the lives of pivotal woman figures--from Sylvia Plath to Britney Spears--in the spirit of Chuck Klosterman, with the guts of a real fan.

blending Didion's affected cool with moments of giddy star worship, Massey examines the lives of the ladies who replicate our best aspirations and darkest fears again onto us. those essays are own with no being confessional and smart in a manner that invitations readers into the shaggy dog story. A cultural critique and a finely wrought fan letter, interwoven with tales which are achingly own, all of the LIVES i need is usually an exploration of psychological sickness, the intercourse undefined, and the hazards of loving too difficult. however it is, specially, a paean to the celebs who've formed a new release of women--from Scarlett Johansson to Amber Rose, Lil' Kim, Anjelica Huston, Lana Del Rey, Anna Nicole Smith and plenty of extra. those reflections target to reimagine those women's legacies, and within the strategy, educate us new methods of forgiving ourselves.

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