This is a tentative #MayTBR, but I don't know the next #EclecticReaders pick or if I would rather do some more rereads and series reads. I'm okay with just doing what I feel like, and #ItsGonnaBeMe.
Bissell is at his best when writing exclusively about a female referent (the terrific "Invisible Girl") or in the complete absence of one. Otherwise, you get moments where engaging in ironic misogyny goes over like a lead fart & earnest looks at tabboo subjects can't pass without clumsy conflations and unneccesary assumptions. Inexperience can excuse some earlier writings (the book arcs 16 years), but persisting flaws mar otherwise fine writing.