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Thoughts Words Action review 'Short Skirts and Whiskey Shots'

"'Short Skirts And Whiskey Shots' by Andrea Janov takes readers on an enchanting journey filled with alternative lifestyle emo-punk poetry.

Her collection vividly captures the experiences of living in New York City and attending gigs, immersing readers in a nostalgic exploration of self-discovery and the intricacies of the underground music scene. With her exceptional poetic talent and unique perspective, Janov captivates readers with her raw and honest storytelling. Janov’s collection showcases her remarkable skill in crafting vivid and evocative poetry. Her words dance off the pages, painting vivid imagery that transports readers to the gritty streets of New York and the vibrant music venues where alternative souls find solace. The emotions conveyed in her poems are palpable, allowing readers to connect on a profound level with the experiences and struggles she explores. Janov’s ability to strike a delicate balance between vulnerability and strength is commendable, making her poems relatable and emotionally charged."


"'Short Skirts And Whiskey Shots' offers a unique glimpse into the alternative lifestyle of individuals immersed in the emo-punk subculture. Janov’s words capture the essence of rebellion, passion, and the pursuit of freedom. Through her introspective and raw poems, she delves into the complexities of self-identity, love, and living life in unconventional ways. The collection skillfully portrays the struggle of finding a place in a world that often fails to understand or appreciate alternative perspectives. Janov’s poems provide a visceral exploration of NYC, a city renowned for its vibrant music scene and diverse subcultures. Her words bring to life the bustling streets, the dimly lit clubs, and the collective energy that pulses through the city. Readers will find themselves transported to iconic venues and experiencing the euphoria of live performances. Her ability to capture the spirit of New York City and its alternative music scene sets this collection apart from others."

"One of the highlights of this book is the way Janov seamlessly interweaves nostalgia into her poetry. Each poem is like a time capsule, transporting readers back to moments and emotions that evoke a sense of longing. Her exploration of youth, rebellion, and the passage of time resonates deeply, tugging at heartstrings and reminding readers of their own formative years. Janov’s ability to conjure such bittersweet nostalgia is a testament to her talent as a poet. This collection stands as a genuine and authentic representation of the emo-punk subculture. Her poems reflect a deep understanding and personal connection to the scene, rendering her work relatable to those who have lived similar experiences. Through her unapologetic and uninhibited voice, Janov sparks a sense of camaraderie and validation among readers who may have felt marginalized or misunderstood. This collection is a celebration of individuality and an encouragement to embrace true self."


"Janov’s words resonate with authenticity, offering a glimpse into the complexities of self-discovery, rebellion, and the pursuit of a life less ordinary. This collection is a testament to Janov’s exceptional storytelling abilities and her dedication to revealing the beauty found within the ordinary. It is a must-read for anyone who appreciates emotive, evocative, unique poetry that captures the heart and soul of alternative subcultures. Head to Earth Island Books for more information about ordering."

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