Jennifer Salerno


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Smashwords book reviews by Jennifer Salerno

  • My Life as a Misfit on Feb. 27, 2012

    If you grew up in the 80s you can’t miss this memoir. This collection of short stories is incredibly amusing from the stereotypical social casting system of middle school to mother enforced home permanents. The classmate nicknames of “Poodle Head,” and Tito, “The Frito,” will make you either squirm with embarrassment or laugh out loud. Oloier’s descriptive language truly jumps from the page. The stigma of glasses and a poor hairstyle seems to play a large negative role in Oloier’s early life, but her comedic narrative transports any pain into hysterical stories in which many of us can relate. This is a short 35 page sample of the natural and funny way Oloier’s spins language and creates stories.