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Journal of No. 118


August 28th, 2014

Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled, by Harlan Ellison @ 04:51 pm

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I picked up a PB reprint of this anthology for a few pence. A fair number of more-or-less (only Harlan knows how much more or less) quasi-autobiographical stories about explosive jerks. Among the few memorable stories, "Neither Your Jenny nor Mine" about a guy taking a girl to Mexico for an illegal abortion, "Punky & the Yale Men" about a writer who got his start by exposing street gangs in NYC being asked to go back to those streets decades later, and probably the highlight of the book -- "The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-strap Wedgie" -- sort of a riff on Sunset Boulevard where the aging star gets her chance at comeback, with equally depressing results.
 
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From:ladyeuthanasia
Date:August 29th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
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Next time you see Bret and I together, ask us about the Harlan Ellison food fight we witnessed, if you haven't already.

Journal of No. 118