Don't Tell Me What to DoBook - 2017
An offbeat story collection about strange, imperfect people doing strange, imperfect things. In poet Dina Del Bucchia's debut story collection, an older woman becomes obsessed with the state of her lawn, a pet architect jeopardizes her relationship with her wife over a wild bird, a cement mixer helps a woman fulfill her dreams, a former model becomes a cult leader through social media, a teenaged girl is preoccupied with making shopping-haul videos, and a young woman goes on a crime spree thanks to a basement containing $35,000 in coins. These funny and strange stories are populated by weirdos and misfits trying out new ways of being in the world; sometimes they succeed and sometimes they fail, and sometimes they end up in a slapstick sex scene that culminates with broken furniture. This collection isn't scared to tell the truth about those of us who are emotional, who care too much about things that might seem ridiculous, and who are beautifully, perfectly flawed.
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 
Branch Call Number: FIC SS
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Do not tell me what to do