On My Knees by Periel Aschenbrand



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Periel Aschenbrand, whose memoir On My Knees is on book shelves or eBooks supplies now. On My Knees is a follow-up to her first book, The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own, and all you need to know is that this brash and bawdy memoir opens with Periel—still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend—chain-smoking her days away on a plastic-covered couch and watching reruns of Law and Order while she squats in her dead grandmother's apartment in the East Village. It only gets better from there! 

The 411 by Maria:

Periel is an interesting character. I had never heard of her before but she is tre' cool! I loved her memoir about her life, her family and friends and her brazenness.  Only a brassy, ultra cool, chick could write about explaining a "rim job" to her mother. I think the back and forth conversations with Periel and others were by far my favorite parts of the book. Or her conversation with her friend Hanna about online dating.

Hanna: He started massaging me down there! 
Periel: Down there? What are you a victim of child abuse?

Hahah...even as a victim of child abuse, I found this hysterical.

Then there is the chapter about her squatting in her dead aunts apartment until she was thrown out but not before some guy "juices" all over her aunt's plastic encased couch. I found myself with a grimace on my own face even reading it. What a loser! Steve not Periel.

Truly funny book. 

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from Harper Perennial for my honest opinion.

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