|Plot Summary of Lighting Up|
|" "Lighting Up" is about the author's struggle to overcome her addictions to cigarettes. Along the way she discovers, through therapy, that she has an addictive personality and she ends up cutting certain food (no more bread!), drugs, and other unhealthy, unproductive things out of her life. As a result of this and her therapy sessions, she becomes a more focused and better writer. She also gets married and has a better grasp on what a healthy relationship should include.
Many people will see themselves in this book as Shapiro struggles to give up cigarettes only to replace them with her substitute "drug" of choice "Blow Pops.""
Krysten Weller, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lighting Up|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
Commentary on society?
- 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
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
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