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Miss Wyoming
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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From the bestselling author of Generation X and Microserfs,comes the absurd and tender story of a hard-living movie producer and a former child beauty pageant contender who only find each other by losing themselves. Waking up in an L.A. hospital, John Johnson is amazed that it was the flu and not an overdose of five different drugs mixed with cognac that nearly killed him. As a producer of high-adrenaline action flicks, he's led a decadent and dangerous life, purchasing his way through every conceivable variant of sex. But each variation seems to take him one notch away from a capacity for love, and while movie-making was once a way for him to create worlds of sensation, it now bores him. After his near-death experience, John decides to walk away from his life. Susan Colgate is an unbankable former tv star and child beauty pageant contender. Forced to marry a heavy metal singer in need of a Green Card after her parents squander her sitcom earnings, she becomes the alpha road rat. But when the band's popularity dwindles, the marriage dissolves. Flying back to Los Angeles in Economy, Susan's plane crashes and only she survives. As she walks away from the disaster virtually unscathed, Susan, too, decides to disappear. John and Susan are two souls searching for love across the bizarre, celebrity-obsessed landscape of LA, and are driven, almost fatefully, toward each other. Hilarious, fast-paced and ultimately heart-wrenching, Miss Wyoming is about people who, after throwing off their self-made identities, begin the fearful search for a love that exposes all vulnerabilities. From the Hardcover edition.
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Emilymdxn
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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Celebrating New Years early with family drinking Canadian ice cider in one my US state novelty shot glasses that my parents bring me back from all their American road trips... today I get Wyoming

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CuriousG
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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I'm having a lit of trouble sticking with any book for more than 50 pages (think I'm 0 for 7 now) - think it's time to go for gold here. Hoping that one of my fav Canadian authors can bring me out of this slump. It is sure to be bizarre and/or poignant, still up in the air which it will be

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LA_Mead
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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"People like you were born seventy-two, like soft pink surgeon generals." HA! I love his descriptions.

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LA_Mead
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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I started this weird, magical book on the weekend and I can't put it down. Half romance, half mystery, it follows two people who disappear for different reasons. It's so cool to read about the beauty pageant world (a guilty pleasure of mine)!

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wallacereads
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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Just looking at photos from my recent trip to Wyoming...no matter where I go I always have a book on hand.

Birdsong28 Thats what we like to see. 😂📖📚 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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Playing catch up for #marchintoreading.

#didntlikeitstillfinished is Miss Wyoming. I just want to love Coupland's work so badly.
#recentnonfiction is Into Thin Air.
#blameitonlitsy is Outlander, because I never would have picked this book up if not for recommendations here and on Goodreads. It's not within my comfort zone at all (I'm neither a romance nor a historical fiction reader) and I still haven't read it but it's on my shelf!

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kendrastephaniekaryn
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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Panpan

I wanted to love this. The themes and characters seemed so interesting from what I heard about this book. Sadly, I found myself skipping through huge, boring portions while still being able to understand the plot.

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kendrastephaniekaryn
Miss Wyoming | Douglas Coupland
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Completely obsessed with this edition. I've never seen it before, and it's tough to find a duplicate online. I love neon lights! 😍