December 24, 2003

Tony Pierce as a Teenage It...

Tony Pierce as a Teenage Italian Girl?: A Sicilian teen named Melissa Panarello had a bunch of crazy sex before her 17th birthday, sometimes with people she met through the Internet, then wrote about it in a heavily autobiographical and apparently clinical little novel entitled One Hundred Strokes of the Hairbrush Before Going to Sleep. According to The New York Times, this

143-page wisp of a book ... has had a wallop of an impact.

Since its publication in July, it has sold about 500,000 copies in Italy — an astonishing figure in a country with about 57 million people — and remains near or at the top of the nation's best-seller lists.

She's 18 now.
[P]ublishing rights for it have been purchased in about a dozen countries, including the United States, where an English translation is scheduled for release next fall by Grove/Atlantic.

Posted by at December 24, 2003 07:32 AM
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For anyone else like me who got to this link late, here's a free version:

http://www.iht.com/articles/122656.html

On a related note, I know I shouldn't be laughing, but this is hilarious:

"There was a pride of authorship," she said as she reclined on a worn leather sofa in the apartment of the book's publicist.


PS - Matt, your comments box doesn't allow e-mail addresses to be posted in the "at dot com" style, so as to avoid spammers and such, but you require an e-mail address...so, yeah, sorry for the fakes.

Posted by: Nik at January 4, 2004 07:12 PM
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December 24, 2003

Tony Pierce as a Teenage It...

Tony Pierce as a Teenage Italian Girl?: A Sicilian teen named Melissa Panarello had a bunch of crazy sex before her 17th birthday, sometimes with people she met through the Internet, then wrote about it in a heavily autobiographical and apparently clinical little novel entitled One Hundred Strokes of the Hairbrush Before Going to Sleep. According to The New York Times, this

143-page wisp of a book ... has had a wallop of an impact.

Since its publication in July, it has sold about 500,000 copies in Italy — an astonishing figure in a country with about 57 million people — and remains near or at the top of the nation's best-seller lists.

She's 18 now.
[P]ublishing rights for it have been purchased in about a dozen countries, including the United States, where an English translation is scheduled for release next fall by Grove/Atlantic.

Posted by at December 24, 2003 07:32 AM
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For anyone else like me who got to this link late, here's a free version:

http://www.iht.com/articles/122656.html

On a related note, I know I shouldn't be laughing, but this is hilarious:

"There was a pride of authorship," she said as she reclined on a worn leather sofa in the apartment of the book's publicist.


PS - Matt, your comments box doesn't allow e-mail addresses to be posted in the "at dot com" style, so as to avoid spammers and such, but you require an e-mail address...so, yeah, sorry for the fakes.

Posted by: Nik at January 4, 2004 07:12 PM
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