Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First PersonISBN: 1555837530;
Thirty-seven writers. One rule. Each story must be told in the first person. Clint Catalyst ( Cottonmouth Kisses ) and Michelle Tea ( The Chelsea Whistle ) bring together what can only be described as a dream cast of literature's new avant-garde, sandwiched with a few writers appearing in print for the first time. Catalyst calls the end product "a wonderful sampling of oddities, like a dangerous box of chocolates or an unmarked prescription bottle." Oddities? Oh, yeah. These stories offer scary, funny, chaotic, moving, poignant, intimate glimpses into lives on the fringe, and they will get you up close and personal with speed freaks, scat freaks, gender benders, shoplifters, sober virgins, cybersexualists, Tourette's syndromefetishists, and even a naked Butoh dancer. What can we say? We're not sure if we're proud or if we should apologize! Contributors include: JT LeRoy ( The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, Sarah ) Dennis Cooper ( ...
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