Monday 30 March 2009

Book ~ "Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity" (2008) Kerry Cohen

From Powell's Books ~ Loose Girl is Kerry Cohen's memoir about her descent into promiscuity and how she gradually found her way toward real intimacy. The story of addiction — not just to sex, but to male attention — Loose Girl is also the story of a young girl who came to believe that boys and men could give her life meaning. It didn't matter who he was. It was their movement that mattered, their being together. And for a while, that was enough.

Kerry Cohen's journey from that hopeless place to her current confident and fulfilled existence is a cautionary tale and a revelation for girls young and old. The unforgettable memoir of one young woman who desperately wanted to matter, Loose Girl will speak to countless others with its compassion, understanding, and love.

This sounded like an interesting story.

But as one of the reviews I just read said, it's basically a "laundry list" of all the guys she slept with, some she can't remember their name, while looking for someone to love her. She uses guys and allows herself to be used by them.

She knows there's something wrong and even sees a therapist. But instead of trying to fix herself, she keeps on with her destructive behaviour. She eventually marries and still feels the urge to screw around.

I found her sad and pathetic and not likeable at all. Sad to say but I didn't feel bad for her.

1 comment:

BetteJo said...

Seems if you're going to write a book like that - you have to be able to generate some sympathy or maybe empathy so people like you even if you did these nasty things.
Guess it doesn't always work out that way. Too bad - you'd like to think that going through all it sounds she did - she would come out the other end a sweet and lovely human being. Yikes!