Riding in Cars with Boys: Confessions of a Bad Girl who Makes Good

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
Denied college, Beverly Donofrio lost interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking and smoking, and rebelling against authority. She got married and divorced and finally ended up in an elite New England university, books in one arm, child in the other. A book about the compromise between being your own person and fitting into society.

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User Review  - tealightful - LibraryThing

This only gets 3-stars because the back story from the movie was embedded in my head. If I had never seen the movie, this book would've come across completely flat. This is a rare instance where I ... Read full review

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User Review  - russell.alynn - LibraryThing

I think this is a situation where I liked the movie more than the book. The movie version of Beverly Donofrio's character had more redeeming qualities and actually showed growth. I won't say anything ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Beverly Donofrio studied at Wesleyan University, then went on to receive an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. Her first book, Riding in Cars with Boys, became a cult classic and is currently a feature film starring Drew Barrymore and directed by Penny Marshall. Looking for Mary began as a radio documentary for NPR.

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