CACA DOLCE

CACA DOLCE

Essays From A Lowbrow Life

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
Relates the author's coming of age as an artist in the late 1990s and early 2000s, from childhood and adolescence in an isolated California town to her move to Oakland for college, in a memoir about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family.

Perseus Publishing
Funny, candid, and searchingly self-aware, this collection tells the story of Chelsea Martin’s coming of age as an artist, from childhood and adolescence in a “trashy” isolated California town to her move to Oakland for college. A book about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family—and about growing up weird, and poor, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
“The preeminent chronicler of internet-age malaise.” —Lena Dunham

“Martin’s honest writing exists above the confines of fear and social norms . . . Her writing is sweaty, uncomfortable, and enchanting . . . She taps into the consciousness of her past selves with precision and care, respecting the integrity and desires of those younger women. A sure hit for fans of Sara Benincasa’s Agorafabulous! and Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl.” —Booklist (starred review)


Funny, candid, and searchingly self-aware, this essay collection tells the story of Chelsea Martin’s coming of age as an artist. We are with Chelsea as an eleven-year-old atheist, trying to will an alien visitation to her neighborhood; fighting with her stepfather and grappling with a Tourette’s diagnosis as she becomes a teenager; falling under the sway of frenemies and crushes in high school; going into debt to afford what might be a meaningless education at an expensive art college; navigating the messy process of falling in love with a close friend; and struggling for independence from her emotionally manipulative father and from the family and friends in the dead-end California town that has defined her upbringing. This is a book about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family—and about growing up weird, and poor, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Publisher: New York :, Soft Skull Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781593766771
1593766777
9781593766825

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