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Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave
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“I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone. ... I behave badly because I can.” That’s how Ellen Sussman describes her deviant endeavors. To better understand them, she’s invited twenty-five other bad girls to share their stories. Ann Hood lies, Mary Roach confesses. Lolly Winston blasts the music; Susan Straight puts the petal to the metal. Erica Jong, the original bad girl, challenges her own claim to that fame. Susan Cheever almost flunks out of prep school and then flunks her chance at redemption. Caroline Leavitt marries and cheats; Kim Addonizio celebrates a one-night stand. Roxana Robinson commits forgery. Daphne Merkin measures the penis. There’s a kind of energy that gets generated when bad girls get together. These pages bristle with danger. The writers are digging deep—bad behavior lies in their...
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“I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone. ... I behave badly because I can.” That’s how Ellen Sussman describes her deviant endeavors. To better understand them, she’s invited twenty-five other bad girls to share their stories. Ann Hood lies, Mary Roach confesses. Lolly Winston blasts the music; Susan Straight puts the petal to the metal. Erica Jong, the original bad girl, challenges her own claim to that fame. Susan Cheever almost flunks out of prep school and then flunks her chance at redemption. Caroline Leavitt marries and cheats; Kim Addonizio celebrates a one-night stand. Roxana Robinson commits forgery. Daphne Merkin measures the penis. There’s a kind of energy that gets generated when bad girls get together. These pages bristle with danger. The writers are digging deep—bad behavior lies in their souls. And what they bring to the surface reveals truths about their psyches and our society.

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About Ellen

Ellen Sussman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, French Lessons, and the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, On a Night Like This. Her new novel, The Paradise Guest House will be published in March, 2013. She is the editor of two anthologies, Bad Girls: 26...

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Published Reviews

Dec.13.2007

Fortunately, the exploits in this anthology do reach beyond the type of just-because badness better suited to the oral tradition (of brunch) than to the printed page. And refreshingly, Sussman makes no pat...

Dec.13.2007

Time was, bad girls had sass and smarts and originality. Lately it’s been taken over by celebrities and heiresses given to sloppy behavior. Ellen Sussman’s anthology Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave...