A Hello Giggles Item of the Day
One of The Hairpin‘s “15 books to read now”
“…what makes the book so good is that Grown-up Pam has enormous affection for Little Pam, who is, like a little sister, horribly embarrassing on the one hand and a fiercely protected loved one on the other. It’s a collection of embarrassing stories and mortifying notes, yes, but it’s also a pretty deeply felt memoir about her introduction to boys and sex and—perhaps most painfully—learning when not to tell people how you feel.”
—Linda Holmes, NPR Monkey See and NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour
Miserably trapped in small town Texas with no invention of the internet in sight, Pamela Ribon spent countless hours of her high school years writing letters to her (often unrequited) crushes. The big question is: why did she always keep a copy for herself?
Come for the incredibly bad poetry, stay for the incredibly bad poetry about racism.
“…I enjoyed the book, and I rooted for [Little Pam]…hang around for the payoff.”
—Tiffany Turpin Johnson, LitReactor