"I like myself as I am, more desiring than desirable." ~Virginie Despentes~
Did I love this book? Did I feel challenged, frustrated, and provoked by this book? Yes--to all of these. Yes. It is the most evocative reading I have done in a long time, though, and is the only book of 2018 (so far) that I re-read immediately upon finishing. Please read Virginie Despentes for yourself. It won't be a gentle journey and her whole existence is one giant "trigger warning," but that's exactly why she should be read. This is the time for voices like hers to shake things up and raise some hell. Our society has aided and abetted the silencing of volatile, brutal, brillant women for far too long.