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Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story of Faking It in Hair Metal L.A.

Anne Thomas Soffee

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ISBN 10: 1556526474 / ISBN 13: 9781556526473
Published by Chicago Review Press, 2006
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City: A True Story ...

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail a backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack. A taste for other people’s prescriptions and too much beer edges her freelance journalism work right off her schedule. She struggles with not being thin enough, pretty enough, or cool enough when, in the midst of the L.A. riots, Soffee is offered a coveted slot in Virginia Commonwealth University's MFA writing program. Determined to pull herself out of current habits, Soffee starts turning her life around, making a stop at rehab before she heads off to graduate school. Her quarter-life crisis is packed with offbeat characters that prove that fact is often funnier than fiction.

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Anne Thomas Soffee is the author of Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love. She has an MFA and is a semi-professional belly dancer.

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