The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City by Jennifer Toth
My rating: 2/5 cats
oh, jennifer toth, you annoy the shit out of me.
how can you take a fascinating topic: the homeless of new york city; a study in ingenuity and survival skills and people living in highly-organized communities off the grid underground and somehow make the story all about you?? you!! some sheltered white girl who uses (and defines -DEFINES!) the word “dissed” like a new toy, traipsing underground like some little red riding hood into the big scary tunnels and chirping about these “almost attractive” people and somehow writing (and getting published) a sorority girl’s take on what are actual life or death concerns for a whole lot of people?? can we get a real journalist in here? someone who is not going to talk about themselves the whole time when there are real people with real stories that should maybe be more spotlit?
jesus christ, it would be like someone writing a book review and using all the space to talk about what happened to them at thanksg- oh. ohhhhhh wait. nonono i take this all back. what a marvelous writer. what an incisive – oh, i give up.