America the Beautiful Book Summary and Study Guide

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'America the Beautiful' is a quirky, humorous book which at times seems to paralell the real life of author Moon Unit Zappa, daughter of the late Frank Zappa (legendary composer and musician). Set in Los Angeles, the main character, 'America Throne', comes to grips with the death of her famous artistic father and struggles with a myraid of unsuccessful relationships. Her journey includes "duty-dating", battling with a new-age therapist, communal retreats, a one night stand, and visit to a downtown mystic. 'America the Beautiful' portrays brutal emotional honesty, and is a witty and engaging story of finding one's true self.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   father Battle with a psychiatrist    -   Yes Love problems?    -   Obession with uninterested person

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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