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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Strip City

I love Lily Burana.  There just isn't much else to it.  I recently reviewed her latest book, and I went back in time to read Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America this past hurricane-riddled weekend.  It was a fantastic read for a quiet weekend at home, and it kept me reading until the end.

Ms. Burana is a truthful writer; you constantly feel as though you are in conversation with her and you sit at lunch with her (an extended lunch?) watching her in fascination as she weaves her tales of interest.

I want her to write another memoir, about anything really.  She could be chewing gum and talking at the same time, I don't care, I just want to read another!

I love her spunk, her honesty, and her audacity.  I appreciate her refusal to feel shamed about her past, and I admire her opening up about her desire to go back into the ring.  Her farewell tour was about control, and taking the reigns of the horse rather than let the horse drag her behind.  I am grateful for her unabashed pride in exactly who she is and her refusal to compromise herself or her ideas.

But most of all, I am thankful for her ability to tell her story, and for keeping me entertained.  Thanks.

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