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Michelle Tea
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 8.00 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.59 (d)
Pages 239
Publisher Last Gasp of San Francisco
Publication Date August 2004
ISBN 9780867196207
Book ISBN 10 0867196203
About Book
Like Phoebe Gloeckner's Diary of a Teenage Girl, Michelle Tea's Rent Girl is an illustrated novel about a young dyke's adventures in and out of the sex industry on both the East and West Coasts. A side story to Tea's other novels, The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America and Valencia, this book explores in depth her ambivalence to the sex industry, which she found to be an exciting outlaw occupation one minute and a traumatic existential nightmare the next.

Jessa Crispin

A gifted writer, Tea keeps the prose bright despite her gritty topic. Laurenn McCubbin's provocative, confrontational drawings -- done in vivid hues of black and red, the women often staring out at the reader -- make for a disarming combination with Tea's laid-back writing. Painful at times, silly at others, Rent Girl presents prostitution simply as a paycheck job, one whose crazy coworkers and clients will feel familiar to anyone who's had a day job.
— The Washington Post