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Kathy Biehl
Confessions of a Third-Rate Goddess: Traipsing Through a World Gone Weird
Kathy Biehl, author
Columnist and zine pioneer Kathy Biehl romps through sexual ambiguity and other weirdness of single life in the 1990s. Featuring perils of fan mail * traveling statues * backstage dramas * driveway parties * ludicrous journeys * celebrities (real and impersonated) * divine manifestations * the author's accidental attainment of goddesshood * and other mystery-marvels of life on the bridge to the millennium.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 6.75 out of 10


Plot/Idea: Kathy Biehl, a columnist and zine creator, presents a series of light, charming vignettes exploring life, relationships, and distinctively 1990s coming-of-age experiences. 

Prose: Biehl's reflections on an era before our collective lives played out on social media are humorous, candid, and occasionally profound. 

Originality: Biehl offers an intriguing framework with dispatches of single life in the 1990s. Many of the pieces cast ordinary (even rather dull) events in an extraordinary light, a testament to the author's engaging prose style. 

Character/Execution: Confessions of a Third-Rate Goddess features a colorful array of characters and circumstances, including chronicles of Biehl's confusing and largely unsuccessful romantic exploits. Although the book sometimes lacks punch and is a tad overzealous, readers will appreciate the cultural touchstones and the author's amusingly idiosyncratic observations. 

Date Submitted: November 30, 2023