|Plot Summary of Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch: Tales from a Bad Neighborhood |
|"In this memoir, columnist, flight attendant, and translator Hollis Gillespie recounts events that happened to her during her childhood as well as during her present life. She describes her parent's dysfunctional marriage and eventual divorce, her mother's terminal cancer and career as a nuclear bomb designer, and the family's frequent moves. Hollis also describes herself as a young woman in college and her relationship with her sisters. Mostly, though, Hollis' bid to buy a house of her own (following years of life as a virtual hermit and complicated by a bad credit record) and her friendship with two gay men and one other very odd man is told through her anecdotes."
Sarrah, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch: Tales from a Bad Neighborhood |
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- general coming of age story
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
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