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ISBN13: 9781580050883
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An illuminating glimpse into the boldly political Ariel Gore — creator of HipMama.com and Hip Mama magazine — this unflinching memoir offers a poignant exploration of the meaning of home, and surveys the frontiers of both land and heart.

Like Jack Kerouac's intrepid little sister, Gore spins the spirited story of a vulnerable drifter who takes refuge in fate and the shadowy recesses of a string of glittering, broken relationships. With just a few pennies and her I Ching, a change of clothes and a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, a perceptive, searching sixteen-year-old Gore makes her way from the sterile suffocation of Silicon Valley through the labyrinthine customs of Cold-War China. Yet it is the calm, verdant landscape of rural Italy where, pregnant and penniless, nineteen-year-old Gore's adventures truly begin.

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"A terrific and important book. Ariel Gore rips through the cultural wasteland of the 1980s with fierce desire and female angst, taking us on a wild ride. Impossible to put down." Corin Tucker, singer/guitarist, Sleater-Kinney

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"Ariel Gore packed more living into her teenage years than most people manage to in a lifetime. I am so grateful to have been taken along on her long strange trip, a journey that traverses the tunnels and streets of the human heart as well as the planet. This is a book of rare honesty and power, a book that holds faith in poetry and fate, a book that pulses with true lifeblood." Gayle Brandeis, author of Fruitflesh and The Book of Dead Birds

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"Ariel Gore has crafted an incredible adolescent adventure story, casting herself as the pure-hearted, confused and wandering hero. A fascinating, sad and funny, exciting and beautifully written story, Gore doesn't just run away from home, she runs away from America." Michelle Tea, author of Valencia and The Chelsea Whistle

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"An escape from a boring adolescence becomes a journey of enlightenment, and, by the end, my heart was as aching sore as my feet would have been had it been my own journey. Indeed, I feel like it was. A beautiful book about navigating the landscape of human awareness at the end of the century. It tells the story of a time out of time, when the children of the world were wandering the planet like so many lost dreams trying to wake up and find a little sunshine and coffee waiting for them." Joanna Rose, author of Little Miss Strange

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Like Jack Kerouacs intrepid little sister, Ariel Gore spins the spirited story of a vulnerable drifter who takes refuge in the recesses of the human heart. With just a few pennies and her I Ching, a change of clothes and a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, a perceptive, searching Gore makes her way through the labyrinthine customs of Cold-War China, wanders bustling, electric Katmandu, and hunkers down in an icy London squat with a prostitute and a boyfriend on the dole. Yet it is in the calm, verdant landscape of rural Italy where, pregnant and penniless, nineteen-year-old Gores adventure truly begins. An illuminating glimpse into the boldly political Gore—creator of HipMama.com and Hip Mama magazine—this unflinching memoir offers a poignant exploration of the meaning of home, and surveys the frontiers of both land and heart.

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thisboylovesbooks, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by thisboylovesbooks)
Crazy good non-fiction book. Gore is a talented writer with a unique perspective, former editor of Hip Mama zine, now resides in Stumptown, where she continues to write, or so I have heard. Atlas should be read in every high school, as Gore is a truth teller in regards to teen pregnancy, domestic violence, traveling alone and living outside of mainstream America. She is one of a kind and our household appreciates her creative spirit and then some.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580050883
Author:
Gore, Ariel
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Americans -- Foreign countries.
Subject:
Teenagers -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Live Girls
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
333
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.5 oz

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Product details 333 pages Seal Press (WA) - English 9781580050883 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A terrific and important book. Ariel Gore rips through the cultural wasteland of the 1980s with fierce desire and female angst, taking us on a wild ride. Impossible to put down."
"Review" by , "Ariel Gore packed more living into her teenage years than most people manage to in a lifetime. I am so grateful to have been taken along on her long strange trip, a journey that traverses the tunnels and streets of the human heart as well as the planet. This is a book of rare honesty and power, a book that holds faith in poetry and fate, a book that pulses with true lifeblood."
"Review" by , "Ariel Gore has crafted an incredible adolescent adventure story, casting herself as the pure-hearted, confused and wandering hero. A fascinating, sad and funny, exciting and beautifully written story, Gore doesn't just run away from home, she runs away from America."
"Review" by , "An escape from a boring adolescence becomes a journey of enlightenment, and, by the end, my heart was as aching sore as my feet would have been had it been my own journey. Indeed, I feel like it was. A beautiful book about navigating the landscape of human awareness at the end of the century. It tells the story of a time out of time, when the children of the world were wandering the planet like so many lost dreams trying to wake up and find a little sunshine and coffee waiting for them."
"Synopsis" by ,
Like Jack Kerouacs intrepid little sister, Ariel Gore spins the spirited story of a vulnerable drifter who takes refuge in the recesses of the human heart. With just a few pennies and her I Ching, a change of clothes and a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, a perceptive, searching Gore makes her way through the labyrinthine customs of Cold-War China, wanders bustling, electric Katmandu, and hunkers down in an icy London squat with a prostitute and a boyfriend on the dole. Yet it is in the calm, verdant landscape of rural Italy where, pregnant and penniless, nineteen-year-old Gores adventure truly begins. An illuminating glimpse into the boldly political Gore—creator of HipMama.com and Hip Mama magazine—this unflinching memoir offers a poignant exploration of the meaning of home, and surveys the frontiers of both land and heart.
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