Revenge of the Paste Eaters: Memoirs of a Misfit

by Cheryl Peck

Paperback, 2005

Status

Available

Publication

5 Spot (2005), Edition: 1st Thus., 320 pages

Description

The author of "Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs" is back with a funny and poignant new collection of personal stories about growing up a misfit.

Rating

(24 ratings; 3.3)

User reviews

LibraryThing member thotcriminal
This was an O.k. memoir. I really didn't feel that engaged. There were a couple of moments that I really liked the book and the rest I didn't really like it that much at all. So, I am ambivalent about recommending it. It was Ok. It wasn't great.
LibraryThing member carmen29
Hilarious! One of the few books to make me laugh out loud.
LibraryThing member laurustina
There is much to love in this book. Writing teachers are forever talking about "finding your voice". Its not something you can actually teach, more like something a writer falls into naturally or stumbles upon and with any luck, someone is there to point and cheer and say "That's it!". For those
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who have it, it seems obvious (what other voice would I write with?) and for those who don't, it seems like some elusive, mystical gift. I mention this now, because Cheryl Peck is one of those writers whose voice is so specific and so strong, that five pages into "Revenge of the Paste Eaters", I wanted to offer her another cup of tea, insist that she stay for dinner and ask her to be my friend forever.
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LibraryThing member ChrisWeir
I can't say that I really like this book nor that I really disliked it. Recollections of her childhood and life some very funny and others were just kind of groaners. The author definitely has a voice of her own though.

Awards

Lambda Literary Award (Nominee — Humor — 2005)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

8.5 inches

ISBN

0446693731 / 9780446693738
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