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IN MY SKIN: A Memoir

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A startling debut memoir about sex, work and smack.A bookish, piano-playing homebody, Holden grew up middle-class in Melbourne, Australia. At college, her heart was broken, and she discovered alcohol. She began reading (and dressing like) Ana´s Nin. She lived in a trendy neighborhood, partied all the time and eventually tried heroin. Soon, her life narrowed to three activities: getting money for ... Read full review

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Review: In My Skin

User Review  - Belinda - Goodreads

I was keen to read Kate Holden's In My Skin after reading her pieces in the Age and having read snippets about her background. I was curious how this smart journalist whom I enjoyed following in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

Three stars may be a bit generous for this memoir but I did find it highly readable if not entirely believable. The author rather glamorized her life as a heroin addict and working in a brothel, to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kirstie - Goodreads

Eye opening, how one small choice can be so life changing, two worlds colliding, loved reading this true story, makes you think of some of your own choices and how life could be so different. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

While the story was definitely one to be told, I feel as though the author did so in a very blasÚ manner. The story didn't carry me through it like other memoirs similar to this one. It was very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Burtt - Goodreads

Wow - harrowing, frightening, insightful - just plain eye-opening. Not for the faint hearted... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Joseph - Goodreads

Was looking forward to an interesting look at a heroin addict and got mostly stories of being a hooker in a brothel. Disappointing. Read full review

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User Review  - Olivia Hardie - Goodreads

A difficult read but very worthwhile. Read full review

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User Review  - Robina Williamson - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book though I wonder if I would have enjoyed it as much if Holdens' story didn't take place in my home suburb of St Kilda. I loved reading about the familiar sights and sounds of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacqui - Goodreads

I have to say that I was left with very mixed feelings about this book. I found the subject matter somewhat interesting; drug addiction and sex work. However, this was in part due to the fact that I ... Read full review

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All reviews - 144
5 stars - 33
4 stars - 47
3 stars - 31
2 stars - 20
1 star - 3
Unrated - 10

All reviews - 144

All reviews - 144
Goodreads - 142
Kirkus - 1