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"By day, Josh drudges off to a Soho-based advertising firm where he creates ad campaigns for corporate clients. At night, he dons live goldfish to complete the look of Aqua, a 7-foot-tall award-winning drag queen who trolls gay clubs in search of her next drink/one night stand. In between, he spends his time trying to build a stable, loving relationship with someone whose beeping pager is a constant reminder of the pair's almost inevitable fate. Yet even as Josh's escapades get increasingly absurd, Kilmer-Purcell is always there to remind us that the story we're reading is real, and that fundamental human emotions and desires are essentially universal. In the end, everyone just wants to be loved and to fit in somewhere."
"Here’s proof that great food writing doesn’t require great food. Von Bremzen, who emigrated from the USSR at 11, tracks three generations of her family through the foods they ate (or longed to eat). It’s a nation’s tortured history, as narrated by its taste buds." (Review by Jonathan Miles)
7 Book Recs, Courtesy Of L.A.'s Best Authors #refinery29 www.refinery29.co... The Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan Most Recent Book: Counting By 7s Her Recommendation: Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe "It's an epistolary memoir, and while an entire book composed of letter might sound tedious, this is far from it. The book is funny in the best possible way. Twenty years ago, after being hired as a nanny in London, Nina Stibbe wrote letters to her sister at night. Today she ...
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