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Old 03-28-2015, 06:43 PM
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"Dirty Rush" by 'Taylor Bell'

I love a good satire, but should I bother with this? I'm on the fence after reading reviews. My fear is that GDIs will read this and think it's an accurate representation of sorority life. Keep in mind that I loved the "Legally Blonde," "Scream 2" and "House Bunny" movies. Anyone read it?
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:10 PM
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It's interesting to me that the people who wrote reviews who claim to be sorority members actually say the book is good.

::shrugs shoulders:: I can't imagine this is going to have a negative effect on Greek life and/or change the mind of most people on what it truly is about.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:18 PM
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I believe the writers are actually two guys. I think you can still reads the first three chapters on TSM
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:18 PM
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Read the three free chapters. Meh. I'll skip. I'd rather read a funny sorority novel written by someone like Jen Lancaster. Maybe Ms Lancaster will do that one day. Are there any out there that aren't ridiculous?
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:23 PM
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Jen, being a Pi Phi, *rules*!
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Sorority Sisters by Claudia Welch is a pretty good read.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:51 AM
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Mine aren't ridiculous =)

Neither are the Greek books by Rashid Darden.
OK Jen, you're on - I just bought the first book in your series.

I read "Dirty Rush". I can't say it was anything like my sorority experience, but I was an active years ago, and never lived in a house. I liked the book ok, I struggle to believe there are that many drugs and that much drinking going on (when does anyone have time to study?) but it was a harmless vacation or beach read.

I also read Sorority Sisters by Claudia Welch - pretty good - and Diary of a Sorority House Mom by Ann Hyman, also pretty good. So many books about sororities are either erotic, lesbian, or horror books, so to find one describing normal activities is rare.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:56 AM
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It seems like many authors think that books about Greeks or the college experience won't sell without sensationalism.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:13 AM
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I read it-- and aside from the description of the main characters feelings during initiation I couldn't identify with any of the so called depiction(s) of sorority life and pledging. The drinking and drugs were out of control (and this is coming from a girl who partied her way through 4 years of school). I realize it was a satire, however I would hate for a high school girl to read it and think that this is the way sorority life actually is.

I also read Sorority Sisters by Claudia Welch- and loved it- I thought it gave a pretty accurate depiction of (at least my) sorority life.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:30 AM
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Helen Ellis's Eating the Cheshire Cat is truly good satire.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:30 AM
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DLed samples from all the books suggested.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:05 AM
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Somewhere on GC we have a couple of threads about fictional Greek life.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:48 AM
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Helen Ellis's Eating the Cheshire Cat is truly good satire.
Totally forgot about this book! It is good! I actually read it with some sorority sisters in college. We had a book club.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:31 PM
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Helen Ellis's Eating the Cheshire Cat is truly good satire.
Just ordered that from Amazon - I am on vacation next week so I need books! It looked good from the reviews.
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Wish "Eating the Cheshire Cat" was available as an ebook. Edited to add that my library has it! Yay!
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