Story of My Life Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jay McInerney takes us on a limo ride through love, lust, and high living in Manhattan through the voice of a typical party girl. It is a hilarious yet touching satire of the post-modern female growing up way too fast in a disaffected world.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   abortion Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol    -   drugs

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy    -   rude people

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   licking    -   orgies    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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