Misadventures

Misadventures

Sylvia Smith


Part memoir, half comedian monologue, this can be an ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes that, taken jointly, finds the ups and downs of 1 woman's existence. Relentlessly self-deprecating, Sylvia Smith's diary first and foremost turns out to relay the humdrum, everydayness of dwelling, but it progressively earnings momentum as a darker undertone gathers strength. Interspersed among funny stories of first-date failures and "get-rich-quick" schemes long gone awry, the reader is thrown off-balance via the lack of sexual innocence and a pervading experience of loneliness. As Sylvia stumbles from one transitority task to a different, and during numerous offered residences, her deadpan supply is shot via with moments of sandpaper-dry wit.

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