Caca Dolce

Essays from a Lowbrow Life
Product Number: EB00743276
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593766825
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Description

An "enchanting" memoir of an artist in search of herself: "A sure hit for fans of Sara Benincasa's Agorafabulous! and Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl" (Booklist, starred review). Caca Dolce is the "funny, candid, and bracingly self-aware" story of Chelsea Martin's coming of age as an artist (The Rumpus). We're with the author of cult novels Mickey and Even Though I Don't Miss You as an eleven-year-old atheist, trying to will an alien visitation to her neighborhood; fighting with her stepfather and grappling with a Tourette's diagnosis as she becomes a teenager; falling under the sway of frenemies and crushes in high school; going into debt to afford what might be a meaningless education at an expensive art college; navigating the messy process of falling in love with a close friend; and struggling for independence from her emotionally manipulative father and from the family and friends in the dead-end California town that has defined her upbringing. A book about relationships, class, art, sex, money, family, and growing up weird and poor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Casa Dolce is "a wild ride of a memoir, and a true glimpse into the mind of an artist as she's figuring out what life is all about" (Kristin Iversen, Nylon).

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Author(s): Chelsea Martin
Original Publish Date: Aug 15, 2017

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