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If you read this, go into it knowing it's a memoir of mostly sexual exploits and exploration framed in each chapter by some nostalgia-inducing icon from the early 2000s. Hot Topic, Creed, Jersey Shore, Cheesecake Factory, etc. Like many reviewers, I anticipated more pop culture and less personal unloading, but knowing what this is should make it more enjoyable from the start.
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KallieGrace | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 6, 2023 |
Tacky is about how pop culture can imprint on our lives and shape our experiences; As a child of the 90's much of these essays felt like they were calling me on my own tacky past with humor and only slight shame. From Hot Topic to Brown Sugar Vanilla body spray Rax King summed up my pre-teens better than I could have. King has a wonderful command of the written word, spinning prose that provokes all types of emotions and make an impact that will be felt deeper than you may expect.

This collection isn't all fun and games though, and some really tough things are brought to light in an honest heartfelt way. This is about more than Jersey Shore and frosted lip gloss; Friendship, growing up, hard lessons are also some themes that come along with the humor. There is nothing like intelligent, flowing prose from a very high level writing about something that's far beneath most peoples desires for themselves. Tacky is anything but.

4 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended if you grew up in the 90's or the early 00's.

Thank you to netgalley for providing me an advance copy of Tacky by Rax King for me to read and share my honest thoughts. I am so grateful for the opportunity to preview the brilliance that is Tacky.
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chasingholden | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 26, 2022 |