EBOOK NEW The Beautifully Worthless
Her interaction with others It s a melancholy description of her experiences and her anxieties If I had known what the book was about I probably would not have picked it up However I was pleasantly surprised by it In parts would not have picked it up However I was pleasantly surprised by it In parts reminded me of Kerouac
and Ginsberg but not in a Wow I loved this book I suppose because I see reflections of Ginsberg but not in a Wow I loved this book I suppose because I see reflections of in the narrator It s not a hopeful book I suppose and at times very strange but well worth the ourney With its mix of letters and verse its uniue style brings something to the disjointedness of the narrator s life filling in the spaces
Between Events That The Narrator Leaves Blank I Have Never events that the narrator leaves blank I have never glad to decide to read a random book in my life This book makes me see the happy in the sad Liebegotts voice is so vital so clear the reader falls instantly in love As you must know by now I am an audiobook readerlistener which has advantages a I could play candy crush AND completely focus on what I m hearing b I won t know if the author can t spell Among the disadvantages I didn t know for sure that this was actually a book of poetryI did however hear the poetry both in the cadence of the author s voice Ali Liebegott read her own work and in her concise beautifully strung wording I loved the format Short letters to the lesbian lover she left behind alternate with interconnecting poems that form a sort of ournal of her angst ridden travels It s a short book well worth reading or listening to if you come across it. Er dog and hits the highway Liebegott maps her travels in a series of hilarious and heartbreaking letters to the girl she left behind and some of the most exuisite poetry written about love heartache and madness.
Ali Liebegott ´ 1 READThis book is like watching a person have a nervous breakdown whilst simultaneously trying to enjoy the beauty of a sunset an absolute favorite a must readhaveowntreasure i have never read anything like this book never From 2005 a novel told in poetrylettersphotos about a ueer woman in the 90s hoping to escape her depression on a road trip from Brooklyn to Camus Idaho a town whose name came to her in a dream She and her dog a Dalmatian named Rorschach head out in her truck a type of road trip narrative not often seen The novel is told through poems prose and letters the narrator writes to her girlfriend back home There are parts of this book that feel familiar to me urgently suffocatingly familiar A lesbian on a solo road trip
In The 90s Or Early 2000s Withthe 90s or early 2000s with fear in the back of her mind that one of the men glaring at her at a road stop service centre could end up murdering her driving through Laramie Wyoming and feeling so intensely the way Matthew Shepard s murder impacted your life on a visceral level going for a walk in a campground alert with the knowledge that multiple pairs of lesbian hikers had recently been murdered in US national parks in several parts of the country This all feels very real for the time The book starts off and ends in a fairly forward moving narrative but it gets really wonky halfway through The narrative gets really disjointed and somewhat confusing and it seems that the narrator is spiralling out of control with alco. Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction “The Beautifully Worthless is an outrageous act of kindness” Eileen Myles “She's insanely talented it's mad The Beautifully Worthless cr. Hol gambling and likely a mental health break The narrative shift is a bit arring Perhaps it s meant to be Despite some sections that didn t work uite as well for me altogether I liked this uite a bit The short letters home to her girlfriend were my favourite part Liebegott won a Lambda Literary Award for this book and her next 35 Liebegott s unabashed melancholy and willingness to expressexpose her self loathing made this book irresistible to me I m not sure if I would have loved it uite as much had I not heard Liebegott read from it in San
Francisco in August after she read I uncharacteristically felt the need toin August after she read I uncharacteristically felt the need to the book for the trip back to New York And I confess I asked her to sign my copy which she did by drawing a cute little bird Bonus points This is a beautiful collection of work by Ali Liebegott I was uite surprised by how she made the fragmented pieces fit together to make the overall narrative flow so well Liebegott has the rare talent to write lyrically and still find the humor in what appears "to be hopeless situations I found this book in my basement 35This was an audiobook I picked " be hopeless situations I found this book in my basement 35This was an audiobook I picked on a whim not knowing what it was aboutAs it turns out The Beautifully Worthless is a work of poetic fiction that describes a road trip in letters to the protagonist s girlfriend Unsatisfied with her life the protagonist sets out with her dog to find a town in Idaho that she has read about On the way
she ponders about her life her expectations. Isscrosses the USA like Close to the Knives like Kerouac desperately seekingponders about her life her expectations. Isscrosses the USA like Close to the Knives like Kerouac desperately seeking everything occluded and driven a frenzy of seeking frozen into poetry “ Kevin KillianA runaway waitress leaves her lover grabs