CACA DOLCE

CACA DOLCE

Essays From A Lowbrow Life

Book - 2017
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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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