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Chelsea Girls
Chelsea Girls | Eileen Myles
Available once again for a new generation of readers, the groundbreaking and candid coming-of-age novel in-real-time from one of America's most celebrated poets that is considered a cult classic. In this breathtakingly inventive autobiographical novel, Eileen Myles transforms life into a work of art. Told in her audacious voice, made vivid and immediate in her lyrical language, Chelsea Girls cobbles together memories of Myles 1960s Catholic upbringing with an alcoholic father, her volatile adolescence, her unabashed lesbianity, and her riotous pursuit of survival as a poet in 1970s New York. Suffused with alcohol, drugs, and sex; evocative in its depictions of the hardscrabble realities of a young artists life; and poignant with stories of love, humor, and discovery, Chelsea Girls is a funny, cool, and intimate account of a writers education, and a modern chronicle of how a young female writer shrugged off the chains of a rigid cultural identity meant to define her.
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Fridameetslucy
Chelsea Girls | Eileen Myles

I saw her read about 9 years ago with Kate Millet. Making this my part of my countdown to Pride.

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readordierachel
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I've enjoyed the poetry by Eileen Myles that I've read. Looking forward to this autobiographical novel that---according to the blurb---addresses among other things "her unabashed 'lesbianity,' and her riotous pursuit of survival as a poet in 1970s New York."

Side note: the Fun Home musical is so good ?❤

#ringofkeys #musicalnewyear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

vivastory I missed it when it was here, will definitely catch it next time. I met Eileen Myles when I lived in Minneapolis. She is great! 14mo
Cinfhen That‘s pretty cool @vivastory and I missed Fun Home too. I still need to read the memoir 14mo
vivastory @Cinfhen Apparently there was a character in the Amazon series Transparent (I've never watched it) that was loosely based on her. 14mo
Cinfhen Oh yes, I remember reading or hearing that @vivastory 14mo
readordierachel @vivastory @cinfhen That character on Transparent was great! I watched the show but didn't realize it was supposed to be based on her til you mentioned it 👍🏽 14mo
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Elle: "This book is about Eileen's adventures in the 60s, 70s and 80s. She is a poet who lives in New York City. I'm trying to read more work by female authors and found her in the queer section. One thing that stood out to me is that she's not a gold star lesbian. There's this fear that when you come out later in life you should have known all along. I came out at 27. It's hard to recognize your feelings for what they are sometimes."

Gina Wow I love reading about all different types of people's reality from these era's. Thanks! 3y
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Laurenwdillard
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Really enjoying this one.

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Lauren
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Coworker / hero, Mallory, caught reading Eileen Myles

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BetsyBrandt
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Loved everything about this book.

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