i remember when i first read the broke diaries. i was all cocky in my new-found success in innernet stalking, so i decided to hit angela nissel up on some “so, you know girls whose names begin and end with ‘a’ are awesome, right?” tip, and i think she added me (and probably thought i was nuts). we have since lost touch, but when i recently started following her on the tweeter, i decided to pick this up. the reason why you should read it? it’s damn funny. and homegirl founded okayplayer.
“I had to answer the question in a way that would make her shut up and get on with the sale. I didn’t need her telling me how her dad once had a Mexican mistress or have her feeling safe enough with my white side to whisper that she’s always wanted to sleep with a black man (that’s happened before-in a supermarket). I also wasn’t sure if Morgan knew my dad is white, and I didn’t want her to treat me differently right before escorting me into a house of dubious repute for the first time.” (189)
“This was the most real (if one-sided) conversation I’d had in a long time. In the ‘sane’ world, people hold back their psychotic parts. ‘Sane’ people give you little happy bits of themselves, then months down the line when they know you’re invested in their well-being/in love/committed to being their best friend, they dump their huge, crazy psychotic backstories on you, leaving you no choice but to help carry them. Sometimes, when their load gets really heavy, you think in the back of your mind, ‘I wish I’d known this shit earlier,’ but you keep trudging along with them because that’s what a good friend/wife/worker does. I prefer the crazy version of friendship.” (158)