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e-Book Zipper Mouth download

e-Book Zipper Mouth download

by Laurie Weeks

ISBN: 1593501544
ISBN13: 978-1593501549
Language: English
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist (2010)
Subategory: LGBT

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Rating: 4.5
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Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks is a lovely mess of a book.

Laurie Weeks's Zipper Mouth is a short tome of infinitesimal reach, a tiny star to light the land. Eileen Myles, author of Inferno. Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks is a lovely mess of a book. It's not particularly plot-driven and definitely not linear, but it's written in such an earnest, endearing and very funny way that it's very hard not go crazy over it. I mostly love the book because of the writing (like the quote above) but if there is a plot, it goes like this (taken from Publisher's Weekly because it captures better than I can)

And Laurie Weeks: well, Laurie, if you’re listening, lets talk. You want to know what chemical floodgate a color opens in your mind? We can postulate.

And Laurie Weeks: well, Laurie, if you’re listening, lets talk.

Zipper Mouth: A Novel. The book’s pulse is evident on every page. Lambda Literary) Zipper Mouth is a brilliant rabbit hole of pitch-black hilarity, undead obsession, the horror of the everyday, and drug, drugs, drugs

Zipper Mouth: A Novel. Lambda Literary) Zipper Mouth is a brilliant rabbit hole of pitch-black hilarity, undead obsession, the horror of the everyday, and drug, drugs, drugs. Michelle Tea, co-founder of SisterSpit. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Open Road Integrated MediaReleased: Oct 4, 2011ISBN: 9781558617551Format: book. carousel previous carousel next.

Zipper Mouth is a brilliant rabbit hole of pitch-black hilarity, undead obsession, the horror of the everyday, and drug, drugs, drugs.

WINNER OF A 2012 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDSelected by Dave Eggers for Best American Nonrequired Reading. WINNER OF A 2012 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDSelected by Dave Eggers for Best American Nonrequired ReadingIn this extraordinary debut novel, Laurie Weeks captures the freedom and longing of life on the edge in New York City.

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Laurie Weeks is a writer and performer based in New York City. Her fiction and essays have been published extensively

Laurie Weeks is a writer and performer based in New York City. Her fiction and essays have been published extensively. She is best known as the screenwriter of Boys Don't Cry, and is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the novel Zipper Mouth. Weeks holds a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University and has taught at The New School in New York City in the creative writing program. In 1996, she was awarded a fiction fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Laurie Weeks is a downtown personality from an earlier iteration of New York, a city of late-night performances in Avenue A boîtes and open-air drug bazaars a few dismal blocks away. Now, at long last, Zipper Mouth has arrived-and, perhaps suitably for a work so long in the making, it contains multitudes. The narrator is a writer who finds flashes of inspiration in drugs, old movies on TV, and her apparently well-thumbed copy of Living Without a Goal. She spends most of her days hungover in a dingy East Village walk-up, its walls and floors crusted with dried pancake syrup and cat hair.

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Comments:
Silver Globol
So, I liked this book but it's also frustrating, in a sense... I'm not quite sure what to make or it, but... The writing needs someone with a good visual imagination to really make the story shine. It takes you on the rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions of someone in and out of rehab and using/coming down off of drugs and such. The poetry and word/syntax choices reminded me of 8th grade train of consciousness writings I used to do.

Overall, probably a good book to read after watching something like Trainspotting. ????

Deorro
This book made my heart race! It's a very quick read but it's incredible how much Laurie Weeks packs into it. It gave me the sensation of coming home with my best friend after a long night of partying and running around and listening to them ramble about what's going on in their life and talking about terrifying and hilarious experiences we've had. Zippermouth's narrator addresses you as only a best friend would and Weeks' writing is so strong you can't help but feel the connection. Some parts of this book made me well up with tears and others made me laugh out loud (twice on public transportation unfortunately). The style it's written in is adventurous in the best way and encompasses everything from stream-of-consiousness to bad teenage poetry. I really appreciate how it shows the long term effects of substance abuse in families and hints at the shortcomings of the mental health system in the US.

PanshyR
This is a heady, relentless journey through the drug-addled landscape of an unrequited love affair, perceived through the blood shot eyes of The Lover, an insatiable addict with a remarkably still intact, irrepressible sense of humour and a firework bright mind. It fizzes and pops and made me Ooh and Aagh - and Aaaaaaagh!!

Awene
Bret Easton Ellis wrote this novel back in the 80s and 90s and did a much better job.

Gralinda
I ordered the book, Zipper Mouth, from my daughter's Wish List. It was a used book but it arrived in fine condition. There were no marks or dog ears in the book. Also the cover was bright and the spine was not worn...no tell tale white vertical lines. Also, the book arrived on time. I was pleased with the purchase.

Enila
"Zipper Mouth" is a wild ride of a book. Any number of times I wanted to read the overly long and complex sentences and the screwy paragraphs out loud to my friends. It veers from crazy episode to crazier event, and then manages to summarize itself before it zips off to another tangent. Weeks writes about drugs (some really dangerous drugs, maybe too many drugs, definitely too much speed), love, alcohol, outrageous nights out, movies, recovery, sleepless nights, buying a bagel, new girlfriends, stupid jobs, psychotic breaks, Sylvia Plath, girlfriend crushes, manic days, re-establishing yourself, and doing the laundry.

Near the end, Weeks mentions her break with linear time and the novel becomes clearer - if you haven't figured it out by then. Serious questions of identity are resolved and then lost again. Weeks is a poet and writes like she's on fire. It's often more poetry than novel, but - damn - it's hard to put down and, even though it's ultimately not completely satisfying, it's a thrilling trip to some remote place in NYC you've never been and then almost all the way back.

Tall
"I'd loved the book so much I had a crush on it. For two weeks after I turned the last page the book lay on the floor next to my bed and whenever I looked at it I felt actual pain, so great was my sadness that the story was over."--This quote from Zippermouth kind of sums it all up for me, but if I were going to review the book...

Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks is a lovely mess of a book. It's not particularly plot-driven and definitely not linear, but it's written in such an earnest, endearing and very funny way that it's very hard not go crazy over it.

I mostly love the book because of the writing (like the quote above) but if there is a plot, it goes like this (taken from Publisher's Weekly because it captures better than I can):

"Weeks's brash, exuberant debut traces a young lesbian woman's tortured, drug-addled, unrequited crush while living in New York City in edgier times. The narrator is wracked by anxieties and is at home in the toxic landscape of 1980s lower Manhattan; drugs and alcohol both calm and stimulate her, lending the prose a psychotic compression that recalls Naked Lunch and imparts a fresh, lyrical sympathy to Week's narrator. Dreamy, impressionistic, and rapturous, this brief volume is an ecstatic love story. (Oct.)"

It's such a short read and the plot jumps around a lot, but the writing is just wonderful, plus it's hilarious, choke-on-your-water, hilarious at times! But as funny as it can be, there are some chillingly familiar (as in "I've been there!") passages almost too painful to bear: "Rejection always wiped me out so thoroughly that I disappeared, leaving but a wrinkle in the air, it was too hard to reassemble myself."

I didn't want it to end because the writer speaks in that way that makes a reader feel ten times less lonely about things she thought no one else thought.

This is the first novel I can ever recall reading where the narrator has a crush on Vivien Leigh and writes letters to Judy Davis (both of which make for some of the most comedic moments in the story).

Though Zippermouth may be hitting too close to home in some parts, especially to anyone who has ever felt different and isolated for being gay, there is a universality to the pain of unrequited love here that any reader can relate to..Laurie Weeks is a gifted writer, whom I hope has many more tricks up her sleeve.

Zipper Mouth is incredible! The protagonist speaks with a voice so vivid and truthful that it'll not only mirror your own internal monologue (at times) but stick with you for days. Laurie Weeks offers the most unique, honest, and poetic prose I've read in a long, long time. Would highly recommend to a friend!

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