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Product Number: EB00645788
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781558618671
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Description

Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager? Whose record did you wear out? Whose life story could you not resist? Fascination works in mysterious ways-it can be born out of inspiration, or repulsion, or both. In these daring essays, some of the most provocative writers of our time offer a private view on a public figure. In the process, they reveal themselves in beautiful and unexpected ways, blurring the line between biography and memoir. Original essays: -Introduction by Amy Scholder -Mary Gaitskill on Linda Lovelace -Rick Moody on Karen Dalton -Johanna Fateman on Andrea Dworkin -Danielle Henderson on bell hooks -Hanne Blank on MFK Fisher -Kate Zambreno on Kathy Acker -Justin Vivian Bond on Karen Graham -Jill Nelson on Aretha Franklin -Zoe Pilger on Mary Gaitskill

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