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Cha-Ching! (City Lights/Sister Spit)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Theo, our scruffy, big-hearted, and quick-witted heroine, is not so much down on her luck as delivered luckless into a culture where the winners and losers have already been decided. Her adventures in getting over take her from San Francisco to New York City, from dyke bars to telemarketing outfits, casinos to free clinics. With the signature poet's voice that has won her awards and acclaim, Ali Liebegott investigates the conjoined hearts of hope and addiction in an unforgettable story of what it means to be young and broke in America.

Praise for Cha-Ching!:

". . . frank, funny and painfully realistic . . . Liebegott has unleashed a book thats part road novel, part portrait of a would-be artist as a young woman and part unabashed romance."—Josh Davis, The Rumpus

"Ali Liebegotts books evoke a life-affirming sensation that comes from embracing the pendular. Her ability to hit the right tone is scientific, almost violent in its precision—a single word or observation, well-placed, can have a reader crying or laughing aloud."—Evan Karp, Bomb Magazine

"Cha-Ching!, [Liebegott's] latest novel, is one of those books that cause you to look up, blinking, realizing that youve read 75 pages and your coffee is cold. Its a rush of offtrack betting, impulsive road trips, liquor-fueled make-out sessions, and the sort of low-end jobs that are invisible in most fiction but everywhere in Liebegotts work."—San Francisco Magazine

"Cha-Ching! is a rush - the clatter of youth on the angry move, the rattling of dreamy gambles in crappy apartments, the desperate crash of falling for someone despite the million reasons why and the bang! bang! bang! of our tender hearts."—Daniel Handler author of Why We Broke Up

"Cha-Ching! is so raw with need that I found myself itching that addict's itch to chase the seemingly impossible."—Karolina Waclawiak, deputy editor of The Believer and author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms

"An open-hearted, deeply romantic story about a fucked-up dyke, her pit bull, her search for love, her tenuous grasp on hope, a pretty girl and the literal spin of the wheel."—Sarah Schulman, author of The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

". . . fresh and compelling . . . the novel offers a subtle and compassionate depiction of addiction and its cycle of despair-and-hope, too."—Charlotte Bhskar, Zyzzyva

About the Author -

Ali Liebegott is the author of the award-winning books The Beautifully Worthless and The IHOP Papers. In 2010 she took a train trip across America interviewing female poets for a project titled, The Heart Has Many Doors; excerpts from these interviews are posted monthly on The Believer Logger. Her novel Cha-Ching! is the third in the City Lights/Sister Spit series. In addition, she is the founding editor at Writers Among Artists whose first publication, Faggot Dinosaur, was released in 2012.

Review:

"Liebegott's third book (after 2007's The IHOP Papers) follows self-proclaimed 'sirma'amsir' Theo, a lesbian with a Marine-style haircut who is often mistaken for a man, as she tries to reinvent herself by leaving home. Driving cross-country from San Francisco to New York, her plan is to leave behind alcohol, smoking, and gambling for good. Theo is joined by Cary Grant, a pit bull formerly abused during illegal dog fights by a local gang. After a three month layover in Yonkers, she finally fulfills her ambition of living in New York City, but unable to completely let go of the cigarettes and booze, she is pulled by her vices to Atlantic City and the dream of the big win. Though plagued by numerous issues, readers will still find Theo enormously likeable with her generous nature and wry wit. Liebegott snares the reader in Theo's peculiar thinking from the start, whether through the chaos she feels after falling off the wagon or the anticipation of trying to hit the jackpot. Despite (or because) of all her flaws, it's impossible not to root for Theo to have a happy ending. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A tender, unforgettable story about being young and broke in America, and the conjoined hearts of love and addiction.

Synopsis:

"Her witty, compassionate voice haunts me like no other."—Joan Larkin

Theo, our scruffy, big-hearted, and quick-witted heroine, is not so much down on her luck as delivered luckless into a culture where the winners and losers have already been decided. Her adventures in getting over take her from San Francisco to New York City, from dyke bars to telemarketing outfits, casinos to free clinics. With the signature poet's voice that has won her awards and acclaim, Ali Liebegott investigates the conjoined hearts of hope and addiction in an unforgettable story of what it means to be young and broke in America.

About the Author

Ali Liebegott is a lesbian American author whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her first book, The Beautifully Worthless, won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. Liebegott is a recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for Arts. She taught creative writing at UC San Diego and currently lives in San Francisco. Her debut novel entitled The IHOP Papers was published in early 2007 and was awarded a Lambda Literary award for Women's Fiction, a Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, and was a finalist for a Stonewall Prize. She has toured the U.S. extensively with Sister Spit's Ramblin' Road Show and is represented by The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872865709
Author:
Liebegott, Ali
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights/Sister Spit
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Liebegott's third book (after 2007's The IHOP Papers) follows self-proclaimed 'sirma'amsir' Theo, a lesbian with a Marine-style haircut who is often mistaken for a man, as she tries to reinvent herself by leaving home. Driving cross-country from San Francisco to New York, her plan is to leave behind alcohol, smoking, and gambling for good. Theo is joined by Cary Grant, a pit bull formerly abused during illegal dog fights by a local gang. After a three month layover in Yonkers, she finally fulfills her ambition of living in New York City, but unable to completely let go of the cigarettes and booze, she is pulled by her vices to Atlantic City and the dream of the big win. Though plagued by numerous issues, readers will still find Theo enormously likeable with her generous nature and wry wit. Liebegott snares the reader in Theo's peculiar thinking from the start, whether through the chaos she feels after falling off the wagon or the anticipation of trying to hit the jackpot. Despite (or because) of all her flaws, it's impossible not to root for Theo to have a happy ending. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A tender, unforgettable story about being young and broke in America, and the conjoined hearts of love and addiction.
"Synopsis" by ,

"Her witty, compassionate voice haunts me like no other."—Joan Larkin

Theo, our scruffy, big-hearted, and quick-witted heroine, is not so much down on her luck as delivered luckless into a culture where the winners and losers have already been decided. Her adventures in getting over take her from San Francisco to New York City, from dyke bars to telemarketing outfits, casinos to free clinics. With the signature poet's voice that has won her awards and acclaim, Ali Liebegott investigates the conjoined hearts of hope and addiction in an unforgettable story of what it means to be young and broke in America.

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