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Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen
Growing up in the American Midwest during the 1940's and 1950's, Sasha Davis experiences all that it means to be a beautiful girl. The novel begins with Sasha's travels in Europe while she contemplates separation from her patronizing scholar husband, and moves back and forth between her adult life in Manhattan and her recollections of childhood, high school, and college. In intimate, vicious detail, Sasha describes the bullying behavior of Ohio schoo...