52 Books: Bringing Up Bébé

I’ve read more widely than usual since starting this 52 Books project, and this book, Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bébé, represents me dipping my toes in cross-cultural horror.  This one is inspired by Pynchon’s unique brand of all-American paranoia as our heroine does battle with the Baby Industrial Complex (aka Big Baby) from across the pond.  It’s a terrifying tale of judgements, recriminations, and cannibalism.  God damn that cannibalism.

This particular edition of Bringing Up Bébé included an extra-special horrific Bébé Day by Day section that details Druckerman’s practical advice for staving off the impending madness for as long as possible (and yet still succumbing in the end).

For the palette cleanser, I’m reading William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch now.  Gonna take my time with this one because  Bringing Up Bébé left me flat-out exhausted.

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