Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Loose Girl [Cohen]

Book: Loose Girl
Author: Kerry Cohen
Genre: Nonfiction

Review: 'Loose Girl' is a memoir that follows Cohen from age 11 until her mid-20s. A product of divorced parents, Cohen and her older sister move in with their father when their mother leaves the US to go to medical school overseas. Living with a father whose only concern is good grades, Cohen quickly starts partying in the city and engaging in sexual relationships with random men. A destructive pattern quickly starts that finds Cohen looking for love and acceptance in the wrong places that follows her through high school, college and beyond.

Many books have been written about drug addiction, alcoholism and eating disorders, but sexual addiction (or promiscuous behavior) is something that is rarely discussed. It was interesting to hear Cohen's story, although the memoir abruptly ended with Cohen meeting her husband-I was hoping for another few chapters with her analyzing her "loose" behavior. Overall-still an engaging read.

Book Junkie's Grade: B


Lisa said...

I saw this one on the shelf. Looked juicy and interesting. I will have to pick it up.

Lisa said...

Ok.. So I read it and I really enjoyed it. I felt like I could relate to her in some aspects. I do agree that it ended abruptly anf that I would have liked to hear a bit more about how her behavior carried into her marriage.
Overall I would also give it a B or B+...