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BAD HABITS (Soft Skull Press, 2008, Paperback)

$15.00 / On Sale

Moving to New York City for Carmencita Gutierrez Alonzo, otherwise known as Car, dictated the beginning of a self-imposed mental cleansing, denoting an era of destruction and change. THIS BOOK IS ABOUT OVERCOMING THE EFFECTS OF AN ABUSIVE AND MANIPULATIVE RELATIONSHIP, and Car's quest for rebirth. Consequently, rebirth was untamed and measured by shitty news, occasional breakdowns, destructive splurges, and life altering orgasms. Geographically escaping the past's trauma in order to get over the past, proves to be worthless without the additional, internal redemption, wild living situations, drunks, punks, awkward mornings, semi-revelatory acid trips, complex definitins of love, complex laws on sexual violence, and a decaying Brooklyn where every glass condo swells the cost of living. Finding solace in things like Coney Island and her circle of friends; Carmencita transforms her bad habits into some rendition of living, and somewhat, achieving.