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Volunteer Slavery.

by Jill Nelson The Noble Press, Inc. 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 508 Chicago, IL 60610 243 pages-$21.95 (hardcover)

Jill Nelson is a very gifted writer, but I can't for the life of me figure why she felt the need to graphically (and I do mean graphically) depict her various marital and extramarital sexual intimacies within the context of telling the quite instructive story of her struggles while a staffer at the Washington Post.

Not only does she border on the pornographic in detailing her many sexual forays, but also she names names--such a "no class" move.

I wonder: did some bottom-line conscious publishing whiz figure that this was necessary to sell books? Or, worse yet, is the over-40 Ms. Nelson trying to tell the world that she's still hot and she's still "got it"? The point is that these "kinda kinky" intimacies add nothing to the story and only serve to peak base instincts and, ultimately, embarrass those named.
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Author:Kazi, Kuumba Ferrouillet
Publication:The Black Collegian
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 1993
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