Legs Get Led Astray
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Legs Get Led Astray


LEGS GET LED ASTRAY is a provocative collection of essays that vividly rockets the reader through one young woman's life. Chloe Caldwell beautifully and bluntly escorts you through her childhood dreams, her first loves, her most unguarded sexual exploits, bookstore crushes, babysitting jobs, heartbroken wanderlust, and the suicide of a lost lover. Caldwell's writing remarkably explores the genre of personal nonfiction and has been featured in The Rumpus, The Faster Times, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, The Nervous Breakdown, and Everyday Genius.

Title:Legs Get Led Astray
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:164 pages

    Legs Get Led Astray Reviews

  • Jill
    Jun 05, 2013

    I am so fucking bored of reading essays about being young and confused, sexually virile, and stoned in a big city. I hate Girls for this, as well as for the total narcissism of every character, and I ...

  • Robb Todd
    Feb 27, 2012

    Fuck "Girls" and fuck "Sex and the City." Read this book if you care at all what it's like to be young and horny and sad and free and drug-induced and happy (and broke) in the greatest city in the wor...

  • Diana Salier
    Mar 23, 2012

    I'm only halfway through but I have already earmarked several sections that I love. This book is really sad and really sexy at the same time, kind of like Jordan Catalano. It makes me cry. It makes me...

  • Kevin
    Jan 12, 2012

    This is from the introduction that I gave Chloe at her book release party in Portland recently...Chloe Caldwell came to me nearly two years ago (in March of 2010). She asked if I was taking submission...

  • A.M. O'Malley
    Apr 11, 2012

    I saw Chloe Caldwell read in Portland a few months ago and have been counting the days until her first book release on Future Tense Books. I finally picked up this book of essays on Friday afternoon a...

  • Jaime
    Aug 08, 2012

    I would give this 2.5 stars. I had really high hopes for this book, considering it got blurbs from Cheryl Strayed and Lidia Yuknavitch. But it was a collection of essays about an immature 20-something...

  • Oriana
    Jun 13, 2012

    Read a pretty glowing review of this book in The L Magazine and two days later found it on the $1 rack at Book Thug Nation. Also it turns out that Chloe and I have a bunch of friends (not to mention a...

  • Dianah
    Dec 21, 2013

    Chloe Caldwell's raw, gritty essay collection is one hell of a seething mess, but in a really good way. Really. Bald fear, lust, despair, and addictions run rampant in this particular slice of Caldwel...

  • Lauren
    Jan 19, 2012

    Could become for straight girls in Brooklyn what Michelle Tea's "Valencia" was for queer girls in San Francisco. If you're a person like me, which means if you're a kind of person whose early 20s didn...

  • Colin
    May 03, 2013

    Let me explain this low rating, especially since I was really looking forward to reading this book. For all the explicitness of the book (say, for instance, the fact that Caldwell enjoys masturbating ...

About Chloe Caldwell

Chloe Caldwell

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the critically acclaimed novella, WOMEN (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2014) and the essay collection I'LL TELL YOU IN PERSON (CoffeeHouse/Emily Books). Her next book, AFTER WOMEN, will release from SF/LD in 2017, and LEGS GET LED ASTRAY will reprint summer 2017 with new material. Chloe's work has been published in New York Magazine, Vice, Lenny Letter, Salon, The Rumpus