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But that point didn’t have to be made the ouf it was in publications like Wurtzel’s. Feminism often presents itself as addressing vulnerable young women on a serious basis it means to be socially responsible in a way that more trashy or detached publications never seek to but this kind of discussion can make some of them worse than they were before. Jan 12, David Brook rated it liked it Shelves: This is perhaps my fourth attempt.

And when they do contribute in some individuals, there are also all kinds of other things involved: Prepare to feel disgusted and confused. Jan 31, Ian Mapp rated it it was ok. A dark comedy for the cynical. But still, Eat My Heart Out is much more entertaining and challenging than anything else I’ve read this year, and my criticism is only so strident because I want to write something similar and can see the flaws I would hate in my m work.

Would I read this again? I do realize this book is satirical, a commentary on the oht between 2nd wave and 3rd or 4th wave feminism. Pilger writes bizarrely enough that she could have created something which didn’t do that, without making a cheesy, conservative morality tale. She was standing guard over the iTunes.


Jul 13, Hana H. What becomes clear is that there is an unbridgeable generation gap separating the two. The blog goes viral, and the pair are invited onto Radio 4, where Stephanie continues to make ex-cathedra statements about the younger hearr.

Every time I sit down to read this, I glance at the front cover decorated with reviews like ‘super-smart’, perfectly pitched satire’ and ‘very funny’; and for a few more pages, I am spurred on.

Now it might well be that this was a criticism of Feminism hexrt the media, but there didn’t appear to be a ‘true’ feminist anywhere in the text, as a contrast against those using feminism mt further their own ends and excusing their worst traits by blaming it on the System.

Two awards for Zoe Pilger’s Eat My Heart Out | Goldsmiths, University of London

Pilgrr bought this book in a wimp because it was half-priced, but really I should’ve looked more into it when I bought it. Unsurprisingly, he lies to her and is a generally pathetic excuse for a human being.

If you’re into that. Perhaps the strangest thing was that for a pilgee author, writing about a feminist, it didn’t feel particularly pro-feminism. Plenty of rolled-eyes smirks and giggles for Cultural Studies graduates.

Eat My Heart Out

Ann-Marie herself is not well-off and has little idea of a career. At times it feels like part of the same problem it’s trying to criticise.

Ann-Marie picks up identities as it suits her, throwing herself zzoe into them in order to test her boundaries. Ann-Marie is directionless since dropping out of university. Women behaving badly In this darkly comic, post-feminist satire on women behaving badly, Pilger uses deliberately offensive and cringe-worthy scenes to show how so-called ’empowered’, yet self-harming female media icons make it difficult for girls to find positive role models, leaving them caught between the housewife and the whore.

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A month later, the description of the pig’s head still makes me squirm, though I don’t think that was the point of the book. Then, the novel goes down the rabbit hole.

Two awards for Zoe Pilger’s Eat My Heart Out

Not long ago I re-read a collection of old music press articles about Richey Manic — an equivalent for some in zie own generation – and what was striking was the journalists’ relative neutrality, that he wasn’t made to seem especially weird, though mention was made of how some fans were drawn to him because of his cutting. The same could be said of the protagonist, who is incredibly selfish and mentally unstable. The satire might hit the right notes with the right people, but as a work, I found it lacking, and it wasn’t funny enough to make up for it.

Its pop-up format offers all manner of quick pleasures. But at least plenty pi,ger talk about.