First of all, Debbie is a Jersey girl -- blunt, unadorned, jaded in many ways. Reading this was like sitting down and trying to have a conversation with her, but she rambles; that is not to say it is boring or unsatisfying. It just makes me want to know more. She describes her rape with three words! I tell you, I'd just finished reading Ani DiFranco's book, which simmers with the personal, so Debbie's book was like what are these two women from different planets? Ani is political, she's engaged; Debbie is almost not here. She's had many struggles but she's the kind of person who just picks up and gets it done. No discussion, no stopping to feel sorry for herself or complain about it; just keep going. I like it.

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