Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity
"Cohen's brutal honesty about her relentless quest for companionship is refreshingly relatable." --Entertainment Weekly"Cohen recounts her harrowing litany of hookups through clear, poignant, spare-no-details prose." --Marie ClaireKerry Cohen's journey from that hopeless place to her current... show more
"Cohen's brutal honesty about her relentless quest for companionship is refreshingly relatable." --Entertainment Weekly"Cohen recounts her harrowing litany of hookups through clear, poignant, spare-no-details prose." --Marie ClaireKerry Cohen's journey from that hopeless place to her current confident and fulfilled existence is both a cautionary tale and a revelation.Loose Girl is Kerry Cohen's captivating memoir about her descent into promiscuity and how she gradually found her way toward real intimacy. The story of addiction - not just to sex, but to male attention--Loose Girl is also the story of a young girl who came to believe that boys and men could give her life meaning.Never less than riveting, Loose Girl re-creates what it feels like to be in that desperate moment when a girl tries to control a boy by handing over her body, when the touch of that boy seems to offer proof of something but ultimately delivers little more than emptiness.The unforgettable story of one young woman who desperately wanted to matter, Loose Girl will speak to countless others with its compassion, understanding, and love.
Publish date: June 2nd 2009
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
I'm really astounded at how judgmental people get about memoirs. Someone puts their most vulnerable moments on display for all the world to see, and then readers gang up about what an [insert derogatory word here] person the author is?There were definitely times while reading "Loose Girl" that I wan...
I loved the story, but I felt like Kerry could have gone into more depth. Overall, I thought it was a great story about a woman wanting to be loved.
I ended up liking this book more than I thought I would. I felt the character grew as the book/time went on-as it should. At first I felt annoyed because it was a younger me that could have related better to this book but then towards the end I connected with it as well.
A quick and upsetting memoir about a teenage girl who tries to fill the void of feeling unloved by having sex with lots and lots of boys/men. It should be read by every parent and every teenage girl. Reading it in a group would lead to excellent conversations, a chance to strip away the labels, the ...