The most interesting chapter here is the one on her lost album, God's Foot, inspired by a line from Moby-Dick. JH confirms a couple of rumors while denying others: yes, she was a virgin still in the Hey Babe era. It's imperfect, but that's kind of the point, she is imperfect, troubled, uncomfortable and moody, but y'know what, she wrote Backseat so i'll always have a place in my heart for her.When I Grow Up is a brave book, honest, unpretentious, at times plodding (though i liked all the stuff about what food she ate on the road etc.I’ve always liked Juliana’s music because I found it easy for me to relate to. Occasionally crippling shyness, awkwardness in groups and parties, chronic depression, vegetarians, we feel the same way about the Replacements…We’re aware that we tend to see huge, debilitating flaws in ourselves that others probably don’t notice, yet we still find ourselves trapped in a shame spiral.one chapter is devoted to trying to choose an outfit to wear onstage when she knows a photographer is going to be in the audience, so she can have a record of the fact that she had "a hot body" when she was in her 30s. the fact that the book was practically a how-to on being anorexic, while juliana acknowledges that her fan base is comprised of a statistical percentage of emotionally wounded self-injurers, just seems irresponsible.i really hated reading this book.
she recounts a conversation in the tour van in which she insists that people with weight problems are weak people who can't control their food consumption.
- take that goodreaders), and shows what a resilient and real person she is.
(also you should all go out and buy Wild Animals too, it's awesome.) The good.
lest any of this sound interesting, be forewarned: it's not.
juliana somehow managed to take all the elements of a potentially good story & make them tedious & insufferable.& to top it off, i know it's a memoir & everything, but...i didn't like juliana.
- take that goodreaders), Ok so it wasn't Just Kids, but I really enjoyed it and I felt like I got to know and appreciate Juliana a bit more by just spending time with her.