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From Prada to poverty-one woman's harrowing and hilarious journey Ex-model Hogan Gorman was living the typical New York working actor's life-auditions and classes by day, waitressing and fending off handsy customers by night-when a wise (or just crazy) friend convinced her to ask the universe for a change. And she got one-coming at her at forty miles per hour. Hit by a car and suffering debilitating injuries, and with no health insurance, the fashionista attempts to bounce back into her (thrift store-purchased) Jimmy Choos even as she deals with short-term memory loss, stalker ambulance drivers, trying to stay vegan on food stamps, crazy judges, hot doctors, and unsympathetic government workers. Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, this is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system and how one woman's resilience combined with a generous dollop of humor helped her fight her way to recovery.
Hogan Gorman is an actress and writer living in Manhattan. She received the 2008 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for her one-woman stage production of Hot Cripple. Visit her website at www.hotcripple.com.
Table of Contents
|Be Careful What You Wish for||p. 9|
|Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen... Now That's Just Cruel||p. 26|
|Marijuana Mama and Mary Jane||p. 50|
|Sex: The Final Frontier||p. 67|
|As If Being a Blonde Isn't Challenging Enpugh||p. 81|
|This Is My Pee Cup||p. 96|
|Paris Hilton, the Food Stamp Vegan||p. 115|
|Crazy Juice, My Hip-Hop Knight, and Labeled "Disabled"||p. 133|
|There Is No Fault; I'm Just the Public Assistance Crier||p. 157|
|A Girl's Guide to What to Wear to the Welfare Office||p. 177|
|Blanche DuLaw||p. 194|
|Gandhi Land Diaries||p. 219|
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