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The Naked Australian and Other First Dates
The Naked Australian and Other First Dates
Storyrocket Number

366-939303718

Intended Medium

Literary

Language

English

ISBN

None

Material Type

Book

Funding Platform

None

Location

Palm Harbor, Florida, United States

Locations span New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, and Europe
Era

Recent Past

Time spans 1980's - 2000's
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Submited by: Lisa Lanser Rose (Writer)
Agent(s): Fine Print Literary Management
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Sometimes the first impression is the last.

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The Naked Australian and Other First Dates, a collection of personal essays, explores encounters with men. Many of these essays are already published and have won literary awards. In "This is a Test: a Personal Essay in Six Dissociative Acts," (Atticus Review) Lisa lives through six encounters that may or may not involve sexual assault. In "Christmas in the Bitch's Dollhous," (Winner of the Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Contest) Lisa struggles to be a perfect single mom and tries to stage the perfect Christmas for her daughter, including the perfect fire. In "Turnpike Psycho," Lisa drives the Pennsylvania Turnpike to visit a friend. On the way, she remembers her murdered friend and realizes she herself is being hunted. Winner of the Florida Review Editors' Award for Nonfiction and a Best American Essays Notable Essay.

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