Bad Habits: A Love Story

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Soft Skull Press, Aug 28, 2008 - Fiction - 192 pages
Twenty-five-year-old graphic artist Cristy Road embarks on an uncensored and largely autobiographical tour of an underground world, one full of wild characters and personal revolutions. In her circle, drugs are cheap, ubiquitous, and sometimes feel like the only way out, and Road’s street psychopharmacology results in experiences that are both revelatory and tragic. Writing in a tradition of some of the finest transgressive authors, such as Jean Genet, William S. Burroughs, and Kathy Acker, Road depicts the damaged soul and psyche of her young protagonist with language as violent as the street and sex as raw as the language. Somewhere along this hyperreal tour, our heroine learns to leave her bad habits behind and emerge stronger and more independent, clean and open to love.
 

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User Review  - MariaKhristina - LibraryThing

When I first started to read this book I wanted to love it. I enjoy Cristy Road's illustrations, liked her other graphic novel and loved the issues of her zine that I had read. But at first I couldn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - LizaHa - LibraryThing

umm i basically loved this. it hits like the sloppy note of messy teenage feelings just right. too many dudes for my taste though. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Two
15
Chapter Three
21
Chapter Four
33
Chapter Five
39
Chapter Six
51
Chapter Seven
61
Chapter Eight
73
Chapter Nine
85
Chapter Thirteen
133
Chapter Fourteen
143
Chapter Fifteen
151
Chapter Sixteen
161
Chapter Seventeen
171
Chapter Eighteen
181
Chapter Nineteen
193
Chapter Twenty
201

Chapter Ten
101
Chapter Eleven
115
Chapter Twelve
127
Chapter TwentyOne
209
Acknowledgments
216
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