Dancing Queen by Lisa Carver
The Lusty Adventures of Lisa Crystal Carver

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Come join literary provocateur Lisa Carver on a hilarious, poignant search for truth and meaning at the end of the "American Century." With the same outrageous humor, piercing insight and racy flair that have made her 'zine Rollerderby such a phenomenal counterculture sensation, this idiosyncratic observer digs into her own life and shines the spotlight on Lawrence Welk and Anna Nicole Smith, white trash and beauty queens, teenage sexual yearnings and Tonya Harding, and other markers of our times. The result? A thoroughly provocative exploration of the pretensions, joys, and absurdities of modern American life - a wildly entertaining book that will leave you dizzy with delight and intoxicated by this striking new voice.
 

About Lisa Carver

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published November 1, 1996 by Owlet. 138 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Carver, who has put out a popular 'zine called Rollerderby, sums up her own personality, which is completely reflected in her writing: ""I'm zesty and smart and cute and sleazy and direct and confrontational."" she says, adding on a more serious note that ""Poverty, all the sleazy pleasures and n...

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