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True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice Paperback – May 1, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Women's Press (UK); 1 edition (May 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889614024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889614024
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,061,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Toronto Art Starlet Mariko Tamaki's new book on queer urban girldom is an easy, breezy and funny collection of mini-rants and melancholy musings that is going to be on the top of my lezzie prezzie list for all my hip chicks and honourable boys-in-waiting"

About the Author

Mariko Tamaki is well respected as a performer and writer. Her first book Cover Me was published by McGillian Books in 2000. She has performed at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Strange Sisters and at Nightwood Theatre's FemCab. She is a founding member of the Corporate Wet Nurse Association (a secretarial performance duo) and Pretty, Porky and Pissed Off (a fat activist collective). Her work has had wide exposure, appearing in Blood and Aphorisms, Fireweed, Xtra, Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms and She's Gonna Be.

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By Allison on August 9, 2002
Format: Paperback
Bottom line: this book is *funny*.
It takes quite a bit to get me to laugh out loud, in real life and particularly in print, but this book did it.
My enjoyment was probably enhanced by the fact that I live in the same city as the author and so have personal experience to back up some of her stories with.
Though it is a fair bit of $$$ for a very short read (a couple hours) and definitely not for one easily offended or searching for serious social commentary, this book is worth reading.
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