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Ink 19 review 'Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots'

"Janov writes about life as a young woman, living through her college years waiting tables in swanky clubs, partying too hard with the industry types in the dive bars and VIP rooms, and dating the wrong people. She writes about watching the sunrise from her tenement fire escape. She writes about dancing on bars, drinking Jameson neat. She writes about waking up with hellacious hangovers, with only a vague idea of what happened the night before and no idea how she wound up on this couch."


Writes Bob Pomeroy in his review of 'Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots: Tales of nights I shouldn't have made it home alive' by Andrea Janov for Ink 19, the self-styled 'glass bottom boat of the cultural press'. He continues; "This passage really resonates with me: “This apartment is the kind of place you can only live in your 20s when you are young, broke and stupid.” It reminds me of apartments I’ve had and places I’ve visited, when we were all trying to become something. Janov uses creative typography to establish the cadence and meter of her poems. The line spacing takes the place of rhyme."

You can read the full review in Ink 19 here: https://ink19.com/2023/09/magazine/print-reviews/dsohja-short-skirts-and-whiskey-shots and pick up a copy of the book here.



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