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Barbara the Slut and Other People

Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Lauren Holmes Download ô Barbara the Slut and Other People 109 Lauren Holmes í 9 Summary Y estranged mother to resell there wondering whether her personal mission to come out is worth the same effort And in “Barbara the Slut” a young woman with an autistic brother a Princeton acceptance letter and a love of sex navigates her high school’s toxic slut shaming culture with open eyes With heart sass and pitch perfect characters Barbara the Slut is a head turning debut from a writer with a limitless career before h. When I read the blurbs on the back of this book I got excited when words like complex fearless and gorgeous were used to describe Lauren Holmes collection of short stories Apparently Lauren Holmes writes like a masterWell after finishing this book tonight all I can say is Did I read the same bookThere was nothing special about the writing or about the stories The characters and the plots came off as shallow to me Maybe this was why it was 30% off at Barnes and Noble At least it will look pretty on my bookshelf MONICA is The Prettiest Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes personal mission to come out is worth the same effort And in “Barbara the Slut” a young woman with an autistic brother a Princeton acceptance letter and a love of sex navigates her high school’s toxic slut shaming culture with open eyes With heart sass and Embodied Posture pitch Maaninkavaara perfect characters Barbara the Slut is a head turning debut from a writer with a limitless career before h. When I read the blurbs on the back of this book I got excited when words like complex fearless and gorgeous were used to describe Lauren Holmes collection of short stories Apparently Lauren Holmes writes like a masterWell after finishing this book tonight all I can say is Did I read the same bookThere was nothing special about the writing or about the stories The characters and the Coming Up Roses plots came off as shallow to me Maybe this was why it was 30% off at Barnes and Noble At least it will look Harlow Sage and Indiana pretty on my bookshelf

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Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Lauren Holmes Download ô Barbara the Slut and Other People 109 Lauren Holmes í 9 Summary A fresh honest and darkly funny debut collection about family friends and lovers and the flaws that make us most humanFearless candid and incredibly funny Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch a keen awareness of how their nervous systems tangle and sometimes short circuit and a genius for revealing our most vulnerable spirited selves In “Desert Hearts. What I like best about these short stories is that the author Lauren Holmes gives us a good personality profile of her characters sets up the story situations but never gives us the root cause for any person place or circumstances Instead of reading the stories unfold as we often do She leaves out the unfolding The result is thought provokingleaving purposeful reader interpretation Starting with the title of the bookthe word Slut opens up a door for conversation The word itself comes with historical baggage shame yet in recent years there has been a social shift in how the word might be talked about feminist issues double standards In the title story Barbara is a High a school student who wants to have sex on her own termsYet without giving the story away the way she goes about it she seems adamant and rigid with her plan I couldn t help but wonder if she was really in the drivers seat of her own life or we as readers were really to look at those deeper root causes for her choices It seemed she was re acting to cultural dissatisfaction that she was at cause My favorite story A STAND OUT for me is the very first story calledHow Am I Suppose To Talk To YouWhat I loved about itis that on one hand Lala is a gay woman coming out to her mother but it s SO MUCH that coming out it s a brilliant story in my opinionThe author took a key issue which becomes the secondary issue Much I could discuss about this one story alone Here are a few uestions I was left withwhy had Lala not seen her mother for 10 yearswhy did Lala s mother ask to see her when she didwhy did Lala tell her father before her motherwhat happened in that family what broke in the marriage with the grandfather with the mother s hiding her level of educationwhy is it disturbing to Lala s mother that her ex husband knew about Lala being gay before her yet has no problem with her being gay There was only one story told from the male s perspective calledWeekend With Beth Kelly Muscle and Pammy This story leaves uestions tooWe have a couple who have sex on their first night together he had a lot to drink later theybecome friends He struggles with his inner feelings about not feeling attractive towards herhe feels like he should I m left wondering Why is with all the modern sexual awareness sexual communication still seems to be the most difficult for partners to be fully honest with each other It s not just women who struggle with speaking up In Desert Hearts a woman law student and engaged to be married takes a jobselling sex toys in San Francisco rather than pursue her law career There is tension between she and her father who paid for Law School I wasn t completely sure if her sex selling jobwas all about anger towards her father her fianc or that deep down she had never yet explored who she is what she wants to do in the world and by beginning by exploring with her own sexuality wasn t as good of a place to start as any All these stories and the others are not just about sexual situations and sexual politics but about relationships family and intimacy with varied emotional ranges sad funny and primal Thank You to HarperCollins Pubishing Netgalley and Lauren Holmes

Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Lauren Holmes

Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Lauren Holmes Download ô Barbara the Slut and Other People 109 Lauren Holmes í 9 Summary ” a woman takes a job selling sex toys in San Francisco rather than embark on the law career she pursued only for the sake of her father In “Pearl and the Swiss Guy Fall in Love” a woman realizes she much prefers the company of her pit bull and herself to the neurotic foreign fling who won’t decamp from her apartment In “How Am I Supposed to Talk to You” a daughter hauls a suitcase of lingerie to Mexico for her flight. Me during the first storyMe after the third story This shit was a BOREFEST The first story was alright but the second story was so boring and bland I was so scared to go on I moved on to story 3 and it was just as boring if not than story 2 With that title for a book I was expecting something hilarious dark and deep I didn t get any of those things This was a waste of time I would not recommend it AT ALL

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Barbara the Slut and Other People
  • Lauren Holmes
  • en
  • 07 June 2020
  • 9781594633782