Bitches with Problems
Poems and short stories mingle in this provocative memoir that simultaneously explores and re-imagines one young woman's pursuit of excitement in a world of drugs, booze, boys, rock and roll. On the border of Detroit and Windsor the stories Bridget Ryan recreates from her past reveal the immense pressures and pursuits that surround youth, beauty, and the need to win big and live fast. Tennis tournaments riddled with hallucinogenic episodes, romantic first sightings with Ferris Wheels on the horizon and tragedy lurking in further conquests, these short narratives create an overall journey through some of life's greatest obstacles. Bitches With Problems re-appropriates the strength women are often denied through an objectifying gaze and gives the protagonist and her many fascinating female cohorts an agency and a power wrought through sheer survival, conflict, and hard-won camaraderie.
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"From error to error, one discovers the entire truth." Sigmund
Freud.This is a captivating memoir of JET RYAN'S journey from youthful innocence into the rhythmic theatre of funky Motown bars and quick
impressions of wayward characters seemingly searching for safe
footing. Bridget Ryan travels from her home in Windsor out west and back again. Her journey provides us with many
stories dispatched through her athleticism into the chaotic world of
sex, drugs and rock and roll. Once started, you won't be able to put
it down. It's a cathartic investment in a movement that transitions
from despair into the final epiphany of hope and maturity.
I keep picking this book up and reading bits and pieces trying get a handle on its problem.
Poetry and short stories to bad you have to read between the lines to try and see that the authour has made it so you have to guess.
I will leave it at that . Will continue to pick it up when I need to be confused as the authour truly is and will always be.