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ISBN13: 9780867196207
ISBN10: 0867196203
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The second half of Rent Girl captures so well what San Francisco was like pre-dot-com and in the beginning stages of the dot-com revolution. This San Francisco got wiped out in the tsunami of tech cash that washed the alternative culture across the bay and up to Portland, Oregon. Michelle Tea's blunt style is great.
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Publishers Weekly called Michelle Tea "a modern-day Beat, a kind of pop ambassador to the world of the tattooed, pierced, politicized and sex-radical queer-grrls of San Francisco. [She] dramatizes the hopes and hurts, apathies and ambitions of young lesbians looking for love in the Mission District." Rent Girl continues Tea's graphic and uncompromising autobiographical bender, telling the story of her years as a prostitute, with provocative and richly illustrated work by Laurenn McCubbin.

Synopsis:

A graphic and uncompromising autobiographical bender, the story of Tea's years as a prostitute, with provocative illustrations by Laurenn McCubbin.

About the Author

Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, including the Lambda-award winning Valencia and the illustrated Rent Girl, which is currently being developed for television. Rose of No Man's Land is her first novel.

Laurenn McCubbin is the author and illustrator of the Xeric Award Winning XXXLiveNudeGirls and XXXLNG: Pretty Like A Princess (with Nikki Coffman); and the Creative Director of Kitchen Sink. Her work appears widely, from On Our Backs to the New York Times.

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Queerie Bradshaw, August 20, 2012 (view all comments by Queerie Bradshaw)
Lauren McCubbin's images keep me coming back to this book time and time again. I just love them.
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Leslie Joseph, August 15, 2006 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
A must for Michelle Tea fans. Tea takes her irresistably gritty storytelling ability one step further by teaming up with illustrator Lauren McCubbin to create a powerful, entertaining, and enjoyably off-color graphic novel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780867196207
Publisher:
Last Gasp
Subject:
Literary
Illustrator:
McCubbin, Laurenn
Author:
McCubbin, Laurenn
Author:
Tea, Michelle
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Perennial and 1
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
7.96x8.00x.59 in. 1.45 lbs.

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Product details 239 pages Last Gasp - English 9780867196207 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The second half of Rent Girl captures so well what San Francisco was like pre-dot-com and in the beginning stages of the dot-com revolution. This San Francisco got wiped out in the tsunami of tech cash that washed the alternative culture across the bay and up to Portland, Oregon. Michelle Tea's blunt style is great.

"Synopsis" by , A graphic and uncompromising autobiographical bender, the story of Tea's years as a prostitute, with provocative illustrations by Laurenn McCubbin.

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