Confessions of a Recovering Slut by Hollis Gillespie
And Other Love Stories

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The next "screamingly hilarious"(Miami Herald) installment in the wild ride that is the life of Hollis Gillespie.

Confessions of a Recovering Slut is the hilarious and often heartrending sequel to Bleachy–Haired Honky Bitch, which concludes with Hollis Gillespie, the daughter of a missile scientist and an alcoholic traveling trailer salesman, at last finding a home of her own. Unfortunately that home just happens to be in one of Atlanta's most dangerous crack neighborhoods–but the place is bound to improve, right?

Wrong. In Confessions, Gillespie is plagued by missing human torsos, murdered policeman, and a drug dealer who keeps setting fire to her neighbor's house–and all this after Hollis discovers that she is inexplicably (except, maybe, for all that acrobatic sex) pregnant. While the neighborhood might have been fine when she was a child–free urban pioneer, it's a nightmare for a mother with nothing but cake pans to bulletproof the baby's room. Gillespie must depend on her three best friends, Daniel, Grant, and Lary, to help her–although Lary makes it no secret that he hopes the paint fumes she inhaled early in her pregnancy will cause the baby to be born inside out–"that way it'll be easier to sell for parts."

Will Gillespie ever feel safe? No matter, she's still Hollis at heart–and, as Lary points out, if not safe, at least "safe from ever being normal."

 

About Hollis Gillespie

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Hollis Gillespie, a "Writer's Digest" Breakout Author of the Year, is a regular commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered", the award-winning writer of "Mood Swing," a humor column published in "Creative Loafing", Atlanta's major alternative weekly, and author of "The Ugly American," a travel column for Paste magazine. Also the author of "Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch", which "Vanity Fair" called "rib-crackingly funny," she lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with two cats, an incontinent pit bull, and her six-year-old daughter.
 
Published June 28, 2005 by William Morrow. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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