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Meaty: Essays Paperback – April 3, 2018
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About the Author
- Publisher : Vintage; Reprint edition (April 3, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525436162
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525436164
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.12 x 0.77 x 7.93 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Liberal doses of profanity (I'm from Ohio, we speak that way), references to your mom, your dad, and your boyfriend make everything very conversational. I laughed, giggled, chortled, guffawed, snickered, kee kee'd, chuckled, and tittered through this book. Somehow things that are mundanely embarrassing in my life ( cats, takeout trash, bastard dentists, sex toy storage, poor money management) are hilarious in hers. Anyway, very entertaining. Totally worth it to buy,
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I would highly recommend. It may be a little on the crass side for some but it is just her being herself and you have to love that.
I am an avid reader of Bitchesgottaeat after being introduced to it by xoJane. I figured this book would be humorous only but it was honestly amazingly inspired while still being hysterical. When describing the hardships of living with a mother with MS, I was so sad and heartbroken. Something I didn't expect when I read this.
Waiting for a sequel!