Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants: Based on a True Story

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Free Press, 2005 - Humor - 258 pages
When Jill Soloway was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest satin pants they could find, poufed up their hair and squeezed into Candies heels, then headed to downtown Chicago in search of their one-and-only true loves forever: the members of whichever rock band was touring through town. Never mind that both girls still had braces, coke-bottle-thick glasses and had only just bought their first bras...they were fabulous, they felt beautiful, they were "tiny ladies in shiny pants."

Now that Jill is all grown up and a successful writer and producer, she can look back on her tiny self and share her shiny tales with fondness, absurdity and obsessive-compulsive attention to even the most embarrassing details. From the highly personal (conflating her own loss of virginity and the Kobe Bryant accusations), to the political (what she has in common with Monica and Chandra), to the outrageously Los Angelean (why women wear huge diamonds and what they must do to get them), "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants" is a genre-defying combination of personal essay and memoir, or a hilarious, unruly and unapologetic evaluation of society, religion, sex, love, and -- best of all -- Jill.

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User Review  - nearlycivilized - LibraryThing

Written by one of the writers of “Six Feet Under,” (my favourite show) I wanted to like this book. I didn’t. Jill Solloway makes many attempts to be funny and according to the back cover, a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - chicamimi - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book of essays by Jill Soloway. I loved the glimpses into her life and how it has turned her into the feminist that she is today. I love that it's filled with humor and ... Read full review


Introduction A or The Pornoization
Introduction B or He Just Wants to
Introduction C or Summer Needs to Come

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Jill Soloway is an Emmy-nominated writer and co-executive producer for HBO's "Six Feet Under" and creator of "Sit n' Spin, " a night of comedic storytelling in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husfriend and her son.

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