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SUICIDE GIRLS.

Suicide, Missy. (Editor)

ISBN 10: 1932595031 / ISBN 13: 9781932595031
Published by FERAL HOUSE., LOS ANGELES, 2004
Condition: with no dust jacket Hardcover
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Close to fine in pictorial boards, without dj. as issue. (7 3/4" X 9 3/4") (Couple tiny spots of shelf wear at edges) Features a 160 full-color images. This book which started the Suicide Girl craze has gone through multiple printigs and is elusive to find in the first. Bookseller Inventory # 312159

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Title: SUICIDE GIRLS.

Publisher: FERAL HOUSE., LOS ANGELES

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:with no dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Winner of the 2005 Independent Publisher Book Award in Erotica. The punk rock pin-up cultural phenomenon known as suicidegirls.com includes journal entries excerpted from the site and over 200 artful, color photos.

From Publishers Weekly:

This collection of glossy shots marks the second birthday of the near-legendary eponymous Web site founded by Missy Suicide (borrowing a little hipster terminology from a Chuck Palahnuik novel in the process) to promote her own pin-up photography, and to make a place where women could "be themselves." The large format book is well designed and finely printed, with over 150 full-color photos of Scarlett, Flux, Fractal and the rest of the pierced, tattooed, leather-'n-lace-lovin' gang. The bulk of the book consists of Missy's portraits of the girls, but a section at the back allows the girls to speak for themselves through diary extracts, their own photos and their answers to questions like "How did you hear about SuicideGirls and what made you want to become one?" As 25-year-old Le from San Francisco puts it, exposing herself in various ways on the internet is both "a hobby and an art form." The S-Girls are spirited, sans doute, and you have to applaud Missy for making such a go of something she loves. But after a while, the tattoos and pierced nipples do tend to blur into something of a sub-Courtney Love mush. (And readers of a certain age won't be able to help wondering if any of these bedroom performance artists have boned up on Lora Logic, Poly Styrene and the much less generic-looking fem-punks of a previous generation.) One diary extract gives the flavor of the whole: "Fuckin' ex boyfriend. You suck. Your records suck. Think I'm gonna throw 'em somewhere, in a garbage dump."
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