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The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Chris Wiltz
The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

Leslie Pop, March 22, 2011

The Last Madam is at once a factual history and an enthralling read outlining the life and times of New Orleans "landlady," as madams were euphemistically called, Norma Wallace. Author Christine Wiltz has recreated bygone New Orleans in a manner so palpable you can smell the lush flowers and feel the sweltering heat. The story traces Wallace's career and personal life through five decades and tells the story of the last house of prostitution that stood in the Big Easy. A well-researched account coupled with a satisfying bit of sauciness make The Last Madam a great and entertaining read.
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The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need by Juliet B Schor
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need

Leslie Pop, February 9, 2011

The Overspent American should be required reading for life in general! Schor manages to examine consumption habits without getting judgmental and offers a wealth of information on ways to change such habits if the reader so chooses. Schor avoids political or idealogical affiliations and simply presents the facts about America's middle- and upper- class lifestyles. The book is incredibly motivational in terms of taking a closer look at intentions, habits, and what you really want to be the end product of your hard work and consumption habits. Highly recommended!
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Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir

Leslie Pop, January 31, 2011

I started this book in the morning, and finished before I went to sleep the same day. Once I started, I just couldn't put it down. I'm familiar with Janice Erlbaum's writing from Bust Magazine, and this book made me a solid fan. Girlbomb conveys some pretty gritty life experiences in a straightforward voice, making sure to convey the fact that although her teen years were tough, she appreciates every experience. Looking forward to reading more of her work.
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Secrets & Confidences: The Complicated Truth about Women's Friendships by Karen Eng
Secrets & Confidences: The Complicated Truth about Women's Friendships

Leslie Pop, January 10, 2011

Karen Eng's compilation of stories on women's friendships, published in 2004, is reminiscent of the amazing personal zines of the early 1990's. The authors, Andi Zeisler, Ayun Halliday, and Ariel Schrag to name a few, present varied and realistic accounts of what it's like to to make and break best friendships. There's a story for everyone, and you'll finish the book feeling a little better about yourself, your experiences, and the perfect chaos that girl-friendship can be.
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces

Leslie Pop, June 20, 2010

I cannot believe that I have lived in Louisiana my entire life and am just now reading this book at age 31. I have always avoided it, thinking it was a stuffy commentary on Louisiana politics- how wrong I was!! It is a hilarious story, truly full of both insight and absurd moments that will make you laugh like a lunatic. I see these characters every day of my life, and Toole's rendering of New Orleans culture is spot-on for both the time of the story and today. This book is as close to literary perfection as I've ever seen.
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