Wetlands

Wetlands - Charlotte Roche Everyone says that this book is super gross. Honestly, I wasn't grossed out or amused by any of it. When I wasn't bored, I was annoyed. The "gross-out" parts made me feel like the book was written by a teenage boy with ridiculous fantasies of what women do behind closed doors. The stories Helen shared about things like spreading bacteria or what she did with avocado pits made me feel less like she was a strong woman with a "who-gives-a-crap" attitude, and more like she was just a perverted pre-teen. Everything Helen did sounded so over the top, as if she was in some sort of competition for the most sexually unconventional woman of all time.

I have read many reviews in which people sing this book's praises, calling it a triumph for the feminist movement. I don't understand that at all. Any woman can use explicit language to write a bunch of "gross" stuff about her body... this is nothing special.