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Book Review I'm Down
Date of Review: 
May.26.2009
Published Work: 
Reviewer: 
Tanner Stransky
Source: 
Entertainment Weekly

All of Wolff's experiences funnel into this buoyant memoir, which is rich in detail but never feels overembellished. Memories about the struggle to fit in can seem like pleas for pity, but Wolff doesn't go there — she explains everything as simply a matter of fact, which is endearing. Down certainly has 
 serious thoughts on its mind (Wolff actually grew up quite poor and hungry), but the 
 tone manages to be light and triumphant 
 because of the hilarious child-goggles Wolff wears while spinning her tales. A