A girl about five to six years old is on the cover surrounded by foliage and holding a ball and hoop.

All The Pretty People: Tales of Carob, Shame, and Barbie Envy

by Ariel Gore

This new book by Ariel Gore brings out all of the dirt on 1970s suburban hippies. Through an authentic voice, these funny short stories alternate between warming and saddening your soul. It's a queer love story. But it's also got no shortage of shame, violence, and Barbie envy. The book takes you through her childhood, part one taking place in the 70's and part 2 ending in the 80's. it's a novella of 60 Insta-stories that make up the young life of Ariel Gore. It's basically about the pretty people she used to know in California—the people she wanted to be but never quite felt she was. "How was I to know that all the pretty people got their answers from TV?"

Comments/Reviews

5/26/2011

Hi,

Just wanted to say I'm currently reading Ariel Gore's book on "how to become a writer before you're dead" and it is really amazing. :D

keep smiling,

Susana