On My Knees by Periel Aschenbrand
A Memoir

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The cliches and insipidness are far too prominent, and Aschenbrand's happy ending feels too pat to be real. Sex, fashion adventure, and boredom are laced throughout, and while there are bright spots, it's mostly one shade of grey.
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On My Knees is Periel Aschenbrand’s seriously funny follow-up to her debut memoir The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own.

At the beginning of On My Knees, we find Periel chain-smoking her days away on a plastic-covered couch, watching reruns of Law & Order while she squats in her deceased grandmother’s apartment and adjusts to being alone for the first time in a decade. So begins a Dante-esque journey through the many rings of single-girl hell that includes crazy one-night stands; an unhealthy attachment to a dental hygienist; a run-in with Philip Roth; and, in the end, a trip to Israel and an encounter with a man who just might be the one.

Hysterical and heartfelt, On My Knees traces Periel’s riotous attempt to rebuild her life, her relationships, and her trademark confidence.

 

About Periel Aschenbrand

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Periel Aschenbrand is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own. Heralded as "feisty, foxy, and smart" by Paper magazine and a "femme fatale" by the New York Post, Aschenbrand is living up to the New York Times' prediction that "with these eight word (the only bush I trust is my own) Periel Aschenbrand will be famous." She has become a true modern day voice for her whole generation.
 
Published June 18, 2013 by Harper Perennial. 211 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Travel. Non-fiction
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Below average
on Jun 24 2013

The cliches and insipidness are far too prominent, and Aschenbrand's happy ending feels too pat to be real. Sex, fashion adventure, and boredom are laced throughout, and while there are bright spots, it's mostly one shade of grey.

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