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Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

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Kerry Cohen is only eleven years old when she recognizes the power of her female form in the leer of a grown man. Her parents are recently divorced, and it doesn't take long before their lassitude and Kerry's desire to stand out, to be memorable in some way, combine to lead her down a path she senses she shouldn't take. Kerry wanted attention and she wanted love. Vulnerable and adrift, she turned to sex instead.

Loose Girl is Kerry's captivating memoir about her descent into promiscuity and how she gradually found her way toward real intimacy. It's a story of addiction—not just to sex but to male attention, how she came to believe boys and men could fill her emptiness, and how she tried to control them by handing over her body. From the early rush of exploration, when her virginity was technically still intact, to the day she learned to quiet the desperation and allow herself to be loved, Kerry's story is never less than riveting. In rich and immediate detail, Loose Girl re-creates what it feels like to be in that desperate moment, when the touch of a boy seems to offer proof of something—of being worthwhile, of being loved—but ultimately delivers little more than emptiness. Kerry's journey from that hopeless place to her current confident, happy existence is a cautionary tale and a revelation for girls both young and old.

Synopsis:

Some girls turn to alcohol. Some to drugs. Kerry Cohen turned to sex. This is her memoir.

About the Author

Kerry Cohen received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon and an MA in counseling psychology from Pacific University. A practicing psychotherapist and the author of the young-adult novel Easy, she lives with her husband and two sons in Portland, Oregon. Actress Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, Washington, has performed on stage, film, and television, as well as doing voice-over work. She has lent her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Cynthia's most recognizable work is as the voice of Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling vampire hunter series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400136704
Author:
Cohen, Kerry
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Holloway, Cynthia
Read:
Holloway, Cynthia
Narrated:
Holloway, Cynthia
Author:
Holloway, Cynthia
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Teenage girls -- Sexual behavior.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
510

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Biography » General
Biography » Women

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