Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book 31: Loose Girl

Book 31: Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, by Kerry Cohen

In the Acknowledgements section of the book, Cohen cites several memoirs as inspiration; two of them are ones I own, the other are on my to-be-read shelves.

Unfortunately, this book was not as good as the two I'd already read. Cohen goes into great detail of her sordid sexual encounters with men and how she used them to overcome the painful experiences of her childhood, including her mother abandoning the family to study medicine in Asia and her father's attempts to be more friend than parent.

The part where the book lacks, though, is the resolution. To hear Cohen tell it, she basically woke up one day over things. There was no lengthy struggle, but rather simple an "Oh, well, maybe I shouldn't do this anymore."

A quick read, but not really recommended.

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