Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
Wow! I thought this would be a load of junk, but it’s magnificently written, raw and hideous. This book does a fantastic job of illustrating through and through exactly why I left New York City and never looked back. Granted, I have never, will never be as vain and vacuous as Florence and her friends but at the same time, there is so much truth in the way the writer describes how people in NYC lose interests in everything you say after you get out two sentences, unless it is in regards to themselves. I never liked that about the city. I found it difficult to make friends and to scratch the surface. Maybe I didn’t give it enough of a try, but this book is enough to make me feel like I made the right decision. Also the money spent made me absolutely nauseous and the combination of alcohol and drugs, has the effect of painting a hideous picture. A classic and cautionary tale, not all that glitters and that vanity will always be the death of you …
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Never have I wanted to slap someone as badly as I wanted to slap Florence. What a waste of time.