10/10/2006

Go Ask Alice

If a child tells you they're reading Go Ask Alice, is it bad to tell them that you once sold that book for drug money?

23 comments:

lulu said...

Every year I have to explain to students that the book was actually written by a middle-aged mormon woman. They get so bummed out.

mellowlee said...

It was written by a middle aged mormon woman? *extremely bummed out*

jin said...

So, how ashamed should I feel that I haven't read this?

lulu said...

http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.asp


check it out.

Bre said...

Yes. Yes it is.

Old Lady said...

Is it for a DARE class or something?

Tell them! You came out fine, right?

X. Dell said...

I remember those books. Same author always telling a first-person narrative as if the tale were non-fiction, all warning of the evils around every corner.

Of course, I wonder what kind of drugs could you buy from the procedes. Aspirin?

Yasamin said...

wow... this book was chock-full-0-controversy. what a way to open the eyes of our youth.

made the name Anon famous lol until she was outted.

Mob said...

As a former child myself, I think I'd appreciate honesty over anything else, but then my finger is usually far from the pulse of the majority opinion.

I was also shocked by the middle-aged Mormon revelations, thanks, Lulu.

katie schwartz said...

of course not, provided you tell them in painstaking detail what drug they can expect for each printing of the book.

so selfless, potd... always thinking of others. you just warm my heart so!

Anonymous said...

When I read that book, I thought to myself, it can't be true, she'd be dead if she did all that acid. But then again I read "A million little pieces" and believed it till I saw Oprah.


Go figure, I guess I'm getting more gulible with gulible with age. :-)
Bluez

Dale said...

I remember reading it when I was quite young and thinking wow, glamorous! Okay, it scared me a little. I'm not sure when I figured out it wasn't exactly a true story but I knew something was up.

Is it the being duped by Mormons when they could have been out having fun thing that gets them Lulu?

Poor Lee, let's get high and talk about it.

You should just generally feel more shame Jin. I'm worried about you stuck in that kitchen all the time. Unless kitchen is code for meth lab.

Oops, couldn't help myself Bre. I'm sure nobody ever takes me too seriously. At least not when I'm stoned.

I leave the analysis of whether I came out fine to others who have to endure me Old Lady but I appreciate the endorsement!

Exactly right X. Dell. And I never made enough to really score big.

It was chock full o' something Yas!

I can believe that the book was a sham but never that you were a former child Mob.

I'll warm your heart in my spoon with my lighter Katie. You're my heroine.

I believed in God until I saw Oprah and then I realized it was all a cruel joke Bluez.

Anomie-Atlanta said...

I love your irony, Dale. How I missed in in my week offline.

Dale said...

I miss you when you're not there too Anomie.

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

I am ashamed to tell you that said book left a dark scary impression on my soul about Drugs (with a capital D). Along with 10th Grade AP Bio Video "Parasitic Diseases of the Third World", "Smokey Joe's High Ride" (drugs + cars), "Why Sex Will Kill You if You Ever Have It, or just Horribly Disfigure Your Downstairs" (Health). I emerged from high school trembly and nervous, seeing bilharzia and syphilis everywhere.

Seriously, though, isn't the most awesome part of that book where she catches her drug dealer boyfriend and her friend's drug dealer boyfriend doing it? Drugs will make you teh gay!

Saviour Onassis said...

Yes, Dale. It is very very very bad... Never, I repeat, never talk to children, even if they offer you candy!

Dale said...

See where reading and watching tv get you Monkey? After a lifetime of debauchery, I barely notice the itching anymore. I wasn't a big reader.

Damn it, how do I keep getting tricked like this?! Thanks Saviour O.

n.v. said...

I used to read one entry over and over again: "Another day, another blow job. The fuzz has clamped down til the town is mother dry."

What a whore.

n.v. said...

Dare I say she deserved to die? And her parents deserved finding her when they returned from watching whatever shitty movie was in theatres at the time.

Dale said...

Words to live and die by n.v. Oh to be young and have nothing more than blow jobs and the fuzz clamping down to worry about. Go Ask Alice if you can borrow a sheet of her toilet paper diary.

SlayGirl said...

Never read the book. I will have that song in my head the rest of the day though. The line about "you just ate some kind of mushroom" is on a loop. Think I'll go visit Shroom Monkey, uh, and do some mushrooms.

Dale said...

Pick a few for me and tell Shroomy to share.

SlayGirl said...

K:)