REVIEW: Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia by Natasha Holme

I received this book for free courtesy of the author

Finished: September 07, 2013
Rating: 4 stars

The Book
Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia: A Diary On How I Acquired My Eating Disorder
ebook (mobi)
173 pages

Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia is a real-life diary portrayal of an obsessive nineteen year old lesbian, Natasha, whose internal homophobia, alongside infatuations with other women, bring her condemnation in both her gay and straight environments and drive her into a state of compulsive binge-eating and purging.

Edited from detailed, encoded diary entries, the story. begins in the summer of 1989. Natasha is obsessively, unrequitedly in love with her former teacher, Miss Williams, a love which she declares openly as a tattoo on her wrist. She meets Alex, a girl her own age, who questions her about the tattoo, revealing her own remarkably similar obsessive love for her former teacher, Miss Wilson. A romance blossoms between the two girls.
This is the first book to present a diary account of living as a lesbian with an eating disorder.

My Opinion
I’ve said before that I love memoirs. I haven’t read any in the LGBT category so this is new for me.
I enjoyed it. It is fascinating and compelling.
It is basically snippets and fragments and is very informal but the author presents it in a way that works.
The diary flows easily and you’re not lost in the details and it’s coherent and understandable

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