When I was in the theater, it was common knowledge that you weren’t supposed to read your own reviews. And to this I always said…AS IF. And in that spirit, I present to you my very first reviews for Some Girls. The first is from Kirkus Reviews, notoriously the grumpiest of the grumpies. I skipped to the end for the good part…
…Lauren, who considers singer Patti Smith “the barometer of all things cool and right,” is a deft storyteller, imparting equal parts poignant reflection and wisdom into her enlightening book.
A gritty, melancholy memoir leavened by the author’s amiable, engrossing narrative tenor.
There was also a pretty darn good review in The Library Journal. The cool thing about this review is that Some Girls is listed alongside Nick Flynn’s new memoir The Ticking is the Bomb. I’m thrilled to have my book listed on the same internet as Nick Flynn’s book, much less the same page. I wrote Some Girls with Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City sitting on my desk in front of me. I hoped that some alchemical miracle would transmit a hint of Flynn’s poetry and authenticity into my work.