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Girlbomb Just two hours ago, I had been heating up some lentil soup at my mom s in Brooklyn, thinking I d eat it and maybe read some Edith Wharton before bed Now here I was at a runaway shelter, staring at a nun s mustache and wondering where I was going to spend the rest of my adolescenceAt fifteen, sick of her mom s spineless reactions to abusive men and afraid of her stepfather s unpredictable behavior Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family s apartment and never returned What followed that fateful decision is the heart of this amazing, fascinating, and disturbing memoir.From her first frightening night at a shelter, trying to sleep in a large room filled with yelling girls, Janice knew she was in over her head She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed by a pregnant girl But it was still better than living at home Just like that, she was halfway homeless, always one step away from being sent upstate to Lockdown As Janice slipped further into street life, she nevertheless continued to attend high school, harbor crushes, even play the lead in the spring production of Guys and Dolls She also roamed the streets, clubs, bars, and parks of New York City with her two best girlfriends, on the prowl for hard drugs and boys on skateboards Together they scored coke at Danceteria, smoked angel dust in East Village squats, commiserated over their crazy mothers, and slept with one another s boyfriends on a regular basis Janice Erlbaum paints a wry, mesmerizing portrait of being underprivileged, underage, and underdressed in the 1980s, bouncing from shelters to group homes, from tenement squats to legendary nightclubs A moving and tremendously entertaining ride through the seediest parts of New York City, Girlbomb provides an unflinching look at street life, survival sex, female friendships, and first loves. Download Girlbomb – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Long story short Drugs are fun to do, but boring as hell to read about.

  2. One of the reviews of this book on the back cover has something to do with You can t help but pull for Janice throughout this book or something.It has something to do with rooting for the author.I disagree I feel bad for Janice at the beginning of the book because she genuinely feels unwanted and blah blah blah.And then she starts sleeping with a bunch of guys and doing a bunch of drugs and drinking a bunch of booze and just totally slips down this huge spiral of self destructive behaviors.I One of the reviews of this book on the back cover has something to do with You can t help but pull for Janice throughout this book or something.It has something to do with rooting for the author.I disagree I feel bad for Janice at the beginning of the book because she genuinely feels unwanted and blah blah blah.And then she starts sleeping with a bunch of guys and doing a bunch of drugs and drinking a bunch of booze and just totally slips down this huge spiral of self destructive behaviors.I think that she takes advantage of the homeless youth shelters and she is definitely taking the place of someone who could really use it If she were to try to ...

  3. This book was recommended to me by a librarian I work with and I it took me awhile to really get into it but once I got through the fisr 50 pages I enjoyed it a lot It s the story of a girl who walked out on her mother when she was fifteen and lived in halfway houses for a year and a half or so The book is a memior so it s very raw Janice had a lot of problems with drug abuse and she was very free sexually Her friends stabbed her in the back but she wasn t the best friend either she had l This book was recommended to me by a librarian I work with and I it took me awhile to really get into it but once I got through the fisr 50 pages I enjoyed it a lot It s the story of a girl who walked out on her mother when she was fifteen and lived in halfway houses for a year and a half or so The book is a memior so it s very raw Janice had a lot of problems with drug abuse and she was very free sexually Her friends stabbed her in the back but she wasn t the best friend either she had low self esteem and a lot of anger toward her mother I have a lot of admi...

  4. Erlbaum has a way of putting you into situations that make you completely uncomfortable You ll live vicariously through Janice and you will hate every second of it Her horrific anecdotes will literally make your bones ache with remorse.Told in a series of different sections, each section poses itself to a different reader If you have ever gone through anything bad in your life you ll be able to relate to Janice From being halfway homeless, to drugs, promiscuity, and even hopeless di...

  5. The reason I bought this book was because there was pink fishnet on the cover and I thought that it was cool because I happen to like fishnets And I read the back of the book, just like anyone would do, and was surprised to find it would be a runaway drugs teenage girl story, and it was all true I figured that because of the pink fishnets it would be about some rebellious teenage girl with the influence of the Sex Pistols and other punk bands in her life.Whatever I was at Target and hadn t re The reason I bought this book was because there was pink fishnet on the cover and I thought that it was cool because I happen to like fishnets And I read the back of the book, just like anyone would do, and was surprised to find it would be a runaway drugs teenage girl story, and it was all true I figured that because of the pink fishnets it would be about some rebellious teenage girl with the influence of the Sex Pistols and other punk bands in her life.Whatever I was at Targ...

  6. On paper, girbomb sounds like it would hit all the marks for a Juliette Lewis loving recovering girl punk who fetishizes both the late 80 early 90s, particularly in NYC I count myself in this characterization as well as many others I know in reality I just felt Janice sounded like a bit of an asshole, especially when you heard about the sad stories, anger and misery faced by many of the other women in the shelter system and group home she stayed in As much as her home situation maybe wasn t On paper, girbomb sounds like it would hit all the marks for a Juliette Lewis loving recovering girl punk who fetishizes both the late 80 early 90s, particularly ...

  7. If I had to choose one word to sum up this novel, wow would do the trick And to think this is a memoir, a true story Janice Erlbaum dealt with abuse, drugs, and casual sex, and somehow survived it in the end She was in a constant state of paranoia and self hatred Her life was a roller coaster of events some taking her high, on top of the world high others bringing her so low, leaving her seriously depressed or near death But she kept living her life the way she was, partying often ...

  8. A fantastically solid memoir intense and dark w out being depressing This book is filled with uncannily real accounts of the high school drug culture, but rather than making that the focus of the book, Janice Erlbaum makes it merely the backdrop a fascinating backdrop, nonetheless , whereas the focus of the book is really on her journey of unfortunate dysfunctional circumstances, typical and terrible, but often sympathetically so, adolescent choices, and finding a place of peace and strength A fantastically solid memoir intense and dark w out being depressing This book is filled with uncannily real accounts of the high school drug culture, but rather than making that the focus of the book, Janice Erlbaum makes it merely the backdrop a fascinating backdrop, nonetheless , whereas the focus of the book is really on her journey of unfortunate dysfunctional circumstances, ty...

  9. Amazing book, I loved it The beginning is a bit hard to get through and slower paced, but it s a great read Way to go, Janice Erlbaum.

  10. Janice, a girl who fought for shelter every night since the age of fifteen, had to overcome many obstacles throughout her years on her own She had been beaten on the streets of New York and nearly killed multiple times Janice lived an unbearable home life before leaving at the hands of her creepy stepfather who was quick to raise his hand to her It was not a healthy environment for her to live in After running away, she was forced to become an adult overnight She had to provide for herself Janice, a girl who fought for shelter every night since the age of fifteen, had to overcome many obstacles throughout her years on her own She had been beaten on the streets of New York and nearly killed multiple times Janice lived an unbearable home life before leaving at the hands of her creepy stepfather who was quick to raise his hand to her It was not a health...