The Center of the Universe by Anita Liberty
Yep, That Would Be Me

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I CAN'T FIX THE WORLD.

I CAN ONLY SIT BACK AND CRITICIZE IT.

Welcome to the story of my life. Well, at least the story of my junior and senior years of high school. It's a profound, touching, and hilarious (if I do say so myself) tale told through cunning poems, revelatory diary entries, perspicacious (look it up) word definitions, shrewd bits of advice, and off-the-cuff (but brilliant) insights.

You'll probably relate to a lot of it. Especially the parts about hating my parents, never feeling cool enough, failing my first attempt at the SATs, having an incredibly romantic (but one-sided) relationship with the coolest guy in school, and getting hexed by my ex-best friend who became a Wiccan.

And if you can't relate? Well, step to the back of that humongous line. You'll probably be right behind my family. If you're lucky, my mom'll bring snacks.

How can I be who I am and who my family wants me to be when the person I am wouldn't be caught dead with the person my family wants me to be?

 

About Anita Liberty

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Anita Liberty is the creation of comedian Suzanne Weber.    She cowrote (with R.J. Cutler, producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary "The War Room") and stars in "Anita Liberty," a short film shown to great acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.    She lives in New York City.
 
Published July 1, 2008 by Simon Pulse. 291 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this first offering for young adults by performance artist Liberty, a pastiche of formats is employed to create the cynical fictional memoir of a supremely angst-ridden teen during her final two years of high school in New York City.

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It's a profound, touching, and hilarious (if I do say so myself) tale told through cunning poems, revelatory diary entries, perspicacious (look it up) word definitions, shrewd bits of advice, and off-the-cuff (but brilliant) insights.

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