I was meandering about Barnes and Noble one day and just happened to see this book sitting pleasantly on a bookshelf. Things opposite of “normal” tend to catch my eye so I picked it up, read a few pages, put it back on the bookshelf, went home and bought it online for much cheaper (Alibris, do check it out). I do typically support book stores like B&N because I like them but I happen to be in the poor house right now so I am forced to cut corners. You might ask “why not just borrow it from the library as that would be the cheapest way to obtain a book?” This is true, but I’m a media junkie and like to not return the books I read. Some women hoard shoes, I books and CD’s.
Anyway, it’s quite interesting and will keep your brain straining for a bit as you try to figure out what’s really going on and who is actually screwing who or if it’s all just a bunch of rubbish. She makes you think back on your own experiences and question their validity. Heidi Julavits is a talented writer, in my opinion, and I plan on reading her other books. Do check this book out if you have the chance. Or, if you know me, you can borrow my copy (as long as you give it back so I can make my Ikea bookshelf look ‘smart’).