- Paperback: 130 pages
- Publisher: City Works Press (September 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 097658011X
- ISBN-13: 978-0976580119
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,764,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not Far From Normal Paperback – September 1, 2014
Tamara Johnson's prose/poetry work reveals the polar opposite of the tourist paradise known as San Diego. Officially sponsored city events are juxtaposed against the perspective of local residents barely surviving minimum wage, street violence, lack of educational potentials, foreclosure, redevelopment, stalking, a plane crash, gentrification, and a school shooting. Johnson's poetry and prose has a street bred lyricism that evokes the best writing of a William S. Burroughs or a David Goodis. The book is enhanced by the photographs of Rachael Wenban. Wenban's stark, haunting style captures the eye for examination, and then later leaves you with a sense of the ironic, whether concentrating on a human act at a decisive moment, or an object or street scene that captures the essence of human nature. --Sunbelt Publications Website Review
About the Author
Tamara Johnson has been a hostess, waitress, cocktail server, college d.j., book seller, music seller, candy clerk, sales associate, merch girl, envelope stuffer, sandwich maker, temp worker, Sunday school teacher, adjunct instructor, instructional aide, pedicab driver, paralegal, ballet dancer, child-care provider, fast-food employee, grocery cashier, events coordinator, fashion insider, recording artist, artist-in-residence, performance artist, poet, writer, zine maker, homemaker, editor, roadie, story-teller, and incorrigible eavesdropper. - Photographer Rachael Wenban considers herself an artist, historian, midwife, musician, philomath, and curious observer on this pale blue dot.