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Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (1972)

by Alix Kates Shulman

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Scandalous when it came out in 1972, the book is the story of a girl growing up in the 1940's and 50's and her deepest, darkest feelings as she stuggles to find her identity and her place in the world. The prose is poetic, giving just enough information to understand this highly complex character. The joys and sorrows of the main character are just as relatable to women who were raised in any era. ( )
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Alix Kates Shulman's Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen created a profound impact on the cultural landscape when it was originally published in 1972. A sardonic portrayal of one white, middle-class, Midwestern girl's coming-of-age, the novel takes a wry and prescient look at a range of experiences treated at the time as taboo but which were ultimately accepted as matters of major political significance: sexual harassment, job discrimination, the sexual double standard, rape, abortion restrictions, the double binds of marriage and motherhood, and the frantic quest for beauty. The book went on to sell more than a million copies and is regarded today as a classic, one of the first and best pieces of fiction born of the women's liberation movement. With many of its concerns still with us today, this witty and devastating novel continues to resonate with readers, and Sasha Davis has proved herself a prom queen for the ages.

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A sardonic portrayal of one white, middle-class Midwestern girl's coming-of-age, this novel takes a wry and prescient look at a range of experiences treated at the time as taboo or trivial.

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