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Welcome to Clementine’s Weekly Reading Series, where Clem the hedgehog talks about whatever she is currently reading. This week: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub. Spoilers ahead.
I’m more than halfway through the book so far, and I’m delighted to see that things have taken a very Valley of the Dolls-like turn. Those little multicolored “dolls” have finally made their appearance, and our perfect heroine is eating them up like mealworms. Look, I’m not rooting for her to fail. I may be a bitch, but I’m not a monster. It’s just that the first half of the book was full of good tidings (okay, minus the death within the first 50 pages … and the divorce … and the family shunning…) that I felt it was about time to see the veneer crack a little. I do sympathize with Laura — I’ve had my fair share of rubberneckers waiting for my downfall (Yeah, I’m looking at you Hedgehog Central Forums). But God help me if I don’t love a good mental breakdown. Especially when it happens to someone pretty. If I wanted to read about a normal-looking person fuck up, I’d read a Gary Lutz story.
But yeah, I’m obviously into the book so far. As a hedgehog, I can relate to the fickle nature of Hollywood. We’ve been all the rage lately, but do you think if any of those fair-weather fans adopted one of us, they’d know a thing about caring for ‘hogs? They’re in love with the facade, that’s all. You think for a minute they’d know what to do with Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome or our tendency to defecate when excited? Hell no. God, Laura Lamont: I understand. I understand more than most.

This is obviously my favorite review to date, as it was WRITTEN BY A HEDGEHOG, and COMES WITH A HEDGEHOG GIF. 

We are DELIGHTED with this review and and this gif! We are putting in an immediate request for all our books to feature some sort of hedgehog activity.

emmastraub:

blackballoonpublishing:

Welcome to Clementine’s Weekly Reading Series, where Clem the hedgehog talks about whatever she is currently reading. This week: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub. Spoilers ahead.


I’m more than halfway through the book so far, and I’m delighted to see that things have taken a very Valley of the Dolls-like turn. Those little multicolored “dolls” have finally made their appearance, and our perfect heroine is eating them up like mealworms. Look, I’m not rooting for her to fail. I may be a bitch, but I’m not a monster. It’s just that the first half of the book was full of good tidings (okay, minus the death within the first 50 pages … and the divorce … and the family shunning…) that I felt it was about time to see the veneer crack a little. I do sympathize with Laura — I’ve had my fair share of rubberneckers waiting for my downfall (Yeah, I’m looking at you Hedgehog Central Forums). But God help me if I don’t love a good mental breakdown. Especially when it happens to someone pretty. If I wanted to read about a normal-looking person fuck up, I’d read a Gary Lutz story.

But yeah, I’m obviously into the book so far. As a hedgehog, I can relate to the fickle nature of Hollywood. We’ve been all the rage lately, but do you think if any of those fair-weather fans adopted one of us, they’d know a thing about caring for ‘hogs? They’re in love with the facade, that’s all. You think for a minute they’d know what to do with Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome or our tendency to defecate when excited? Hell no. God, Laura Lamont: I understand. I understand more than most.

This is obviously my favorite review to date, as it was WRITTEN BY A HEDGEHOG, and COMES WITH A HEDGEHOG GIF. 

We are DELIGHTED with this review and and this gif! We are putting in an immediate request for all our books to feature some sort of hedgehog activity.

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    This is obviously my favorite review to date, as it was WRITTEN BY A HEDGEHOG, and COMES WITH A HEDGEHOG GIF.
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