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In a new collection of stories, celebrated spoken-word artist Beth Lisick evokes the rollicking world of post-boom America.

An impoverished but proud office drone ("I am the reigning queen of the Toshiba BD copy machine") gets a makeover. A teenager is drugged by her fraudulent, sadistic orthodontist. On a five-hour flight to Cabo San Lucas, the author psychically bonds with a flight attendant. In this collection of 25 hilarious, anecdotal short stories, spoken-word performer Beth Lisick creates a panoramic tapestry of strip malls, junk-food habits, and yuppie pickup joints, unveiling a world that most of us simply drive past.

Blending the everyday and its sometimes grotesque underside, hallucinatory detail, and stripped-down dialogue, Lisick's descriptions are almost hypnotic with their complex rhythms and cadences. These stories — all of which Beth Lisick uses in performance — imbue the ordinary with unique and unexpected hilarity. Striking, witty, and vividly contemporary, these stories evoke what it's like to live now, in the suburban wasteland of the '90s.

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In her first collection of short stories, celebrated spoken-word artist Beth Lisick evokes the rollicking world of post-boom America.

About the Author

Beth Lisick, author of the New York Times bestselling book Everybody into the Pool,/i>, is also a performer and odd-jobs enthusiast. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including Best American Poetry, the Christian Science Monitor, and Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Movement. She has contributed to public radio's "This American Life" and is the co-founder of the monthly Porchlight storytelling series in San Francisco.

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ISBN:
9780916397494
Author:
Lisick, Beth
Publisher:
Manic D Press
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States -- Literary collections.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
City and town life -- Literary collections.
Subject:
Popular culture - Literary collections
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in 7 oz

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