RaveLibrary JournalAnyone who has ever felt like an outcast, like they missed the class where everyone else learned how to kiss, or how to behave in social settings, or how to respect yourself and others, will relate to GQ writer Benoit’s essay collection ... Benoit’s writing style is like a witty, long-form tweet—familiar, pithy, and off-the-cuff. Prepare to feel like you know Benoit personally, as some chapters are written with a level of intimacy uncommon in most memoirs.Benoit brings her A game in her first book, a new addition to the recent spate of brutally honest memoirs.
Briona Simone Jones
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