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The Vixen Diaries by Karrine Steffans
Ostensibly a collection of diary entries though its always obvious that the book is written to an audience tracking a year of romantic suffering and hobnobbing among the fringe-famous Bobby Brown, Bill Maher, Dennis Rodmanalong with the author’s attempts to handle unexpected money and freedom resulting from the wild success of her previous book, Confessions of a Video VixenKarrine Steffans’ The Vixen Diaries is a masterwork in its complete lack of subtext and irony.
Every event and detail, from rough sex with Mike Tyson to fighting to reclaim her son from social services, is recounted with utter frankness. The effect is dulling after only a few pages but the book goes remarkably fast, if not always all that pleasantly. It takes almost pages to hit upon a sentence that makes you sit up and take notice, and that sentence is remarkable in its shock value more than its masterful construction.
And yet, it’s her brash isolation in the Hollywood universe and unapologetic stance that is the most appealing aspect of her voice. Her emotional development is tracked by her growing awareness that it doesn’t necessarily matter whether people like her or not.
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She’s been publicly exposed willingly and otherwise in almost all aspects of her life and suffered through a horrendously abusive pre-adult life; she’s earned her self-centeredness, if such a thing is possible. She’s capable, in one moment, of feeling queasy with her own good fortune as she watches a city bus drive past the car dealership where she’s preparing to buy a Mercedes Benz to replace her scratched, barely-used, model it was shut in her security gates when she mistook that system’s remote control for the garage door openerand in the next simply driving off in the new car and looking for sushi.
Her lesson from the day: I spend long mornings and afternoons at the Four Seasons Hotel writing and sampling exotic foods and wines, learning more about them. Very few of us will ever have the chance to mold our culture.
That doesn’t keep her writing from struggling, however. She certainly has experienced more by the age of 25 than most certainly I can claim, but she has yet to develop a style that will allow her to put it on a page in a way that is both compelling and lasting.
Her success has put her in a position to have the freedom to hone her voice as a writer, and with the stories she must have to tell, perhaps kwrrine will continue to do so. Adam Stefgans gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.
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