Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person
Michelle Tea, Clint Catalyst
Alyson Books, 2004 - Fiction - 366 pages
Thirty-seven writers. One rule. Each story must be told in the first person. Clint Catalyst ("Cottonmouth Kisses") and Michelle Tea ("The Chelsea Whistle") bring together what can only be described as a dream cast of literature's new avant-garde, sandwiched with a few writers appearing in print for the first time. Catalyst calls the end product "a wonderful sampling of oddities, like a dangerous box of chocolates or an unmarked prescription bottle." Oddities? Oh, yeah. These stories offer scary, funny, chaotic, moving, poignant, intimate glimpses into lives on the fringe, and they will get you up close and personal with speed freaks, scat freaks, gender benders, shoplifters, sober virgins, cybersexualists, Tourette's syndrome fetishists, and even a naked Butoh dancer. What can we say? We're not sure if we're proud or if we should apologize!
JT LeRoy ("The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, Sarah")
Clint Catalyst is the Southern-fried, sissified, Goth--damaged, punk-spirited, hyper-hyphenated, degenerate author of Cottonmouth Kisses.
Michelle Tea is the author of the memoir The Chelsea Whistle, the Lambda Award-Winning dyke drama Valencia, and The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America.
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