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Solar-Powered Sex Machine: A Memoir [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Paige Ryan
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Book Description

Solar-Powered Sex Machine is the true story of one girl's transformation from awkward to awesome and lonely to loved. Sarah is a spaz in the suburbs who wants to unleash her inner Madonna without hurting anyone, but she soon discovers that the land of megamalls, sleepovers, driver's ed, and dating is a minefield. This is a memoir about real girls making real choices, about getting off, getting laid, growing up, and getting over it. Grab a girlfriend and get ready to laugh, cry, and squirm.

Warning: Reading this book may make you nostalgic for the worst haircuts and hookups of your life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 215 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Honey Badger Books; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00635L5AU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,129,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great memoir! May 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I borrowed my sister's kindle to read this book and it did not disappoint. I was enthralled from the beginning. Sarah is a great writer and she drew me into her story quite well. I felt like I was catching up on the life story of an old friend. Well worth the 3$.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read January 16, 2012
By Laura M
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved reading this memoir. I also grew up in the 80's and could relate to the insecurities of the writer. A great read for the ladies, and insight into ladyhood if you're a man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny pageturner! November 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not a big reader but I picked up this book because of the title. I had no idea what it meant, but I figured if the inside was as interesting as the outside of the book, it would be entertaining.

My only complaint is that it's not available in print, which would be a nice alternative.

But the book itself didn't disappoint - I read it in one sitting (which I haven't done since Twilight or Hunger Games).

The book was a lot of fun to read - the way she writes makes you feel like a close friend/confidant and she's telling you all of her secrets. Kinda like reading someone's diary haha.

And lots of laughs along the way. There's a story about "romance" in keyboarding class that I still laugh about. HOME ROW!! HOME ROW!! "F-U--"

Anyway, happy I bought it, definitely more than worth the $3 it cost.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A breathtaking look at the author‘s ‘reality‘ October 7, 2012
By Kerry
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Loved this book.  Relate-able to woman of all ages.  Breathtaking account of the author‘s life; the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Tender reminder of my own formative years and the art of living and figuring it all out along the way.  sarah if you read this, lets do lunch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, touching and honest July 18, 2012
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I found this book honest and insightful. All of life presents it's difficulties and Sarah Ryan did a uniquely special job of sharing her experiences and the turbulence of going through them. I wish I had could have helped her or at least been someone for her to talk to during those times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic memoir! January 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I'm an avid reader of memoirs and raced through Solar Powered Sex Machine in one night--I simply could not put it down. Ryan starts the book with early childhood escapades and goes on up through her college years and later, marriage and birth of her first child. What makes the book a stand-out--aside from Ryan's wicked sense of humor--is the equal treatment she gives her foibles as well as her triumphs. Maybe that's why it was so easy for me to see myself in her story: they say the individual is the universal, and Ryan's greatest strength might be her ability to coax readers into a fresh round of introspection on their own flawed, hopeful lives.
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Sarah Paige Ryan is a novelist, blogger, and indie publisher who is obsessed with all things weird and wonderful. She is the author of Solar-Powered Sex Machine, a memoir about the awkwardness and awesomeness of growing up in the 80s and 90s. She's currently writing a romance-adventure-natural history-fantasy novel which she blogs about at

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