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Tea, Michelle

Overview
Works: 44 works in 155 publications in 5 languages and 5,316 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  Apocalyptic fiction  Anecdotes  Young adult works  Bildungsromans  Poetry  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3570.E15, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michelle Tea
 
Most widely held works by Michelle Tea
Rose of no man's land : a novel by Michelle Tea( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Trisha Driscoll is a self-described loner whose family expects nothing from her. While her mother lies on the couch in a hypochondriac haze and her sister aspires to be on The Real World, Trisha struggles to find her own place among the neon signs, theme restaurants, and cookie-cutter chain stores of her hometown. After being hired and abruptly fired from the most popular shop at the absurd and kaleidoscopic Square One Mall, Trisha finds herself linked up with a chain-smoking, physically stunted mall rat named Rose, and her life shifts into manic overdrive
Without a net : the female experience of growing up working class by Michelle Tea( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Tea shares these fierce, honest, tender essays written by women who can't go home to the suburbs when ends don't meet. When jobs are scarce and the money has dwindled, these writers have nowhere to go but below the poverty line. The writers offer their different stories not for sympathy or sadness, but an unvarnished portrait of how it was, is, and will be for generations of women growing up working class in America. These wide-ranging essays cover everything from selling blood for grocery money to the culture shock of "jumping" class. -- From product description
Black wave by Michelle Tea( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it's officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird. While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she'll have to compromise her artistic process if she's going to properly ride out doomsday. Michelle Tea is the author of numerous books, including Rent Girl, Valencia, and How to Grow Up. She is the creator of the Sister Spit all-girl open mic and 1997-1999 national tour. In 2003, Michelle founded RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit that oversees queer-centric projects"
Valencia by Michelle Tea( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District. Michelle Tea records a year lived in a world of girls: there's knife-wielding Marta, who introduces Michelle to a new world of radical sex; Willa, Michelle's tormented poet-girlfriend; Iris, the beautiful boy-dyke who ran away from the South in a dust cloud of drama; and Iris's ex, Magdalena Squalor, to whom Michelle turns when Iris breaks her heart
Mermaid in Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone in the broken-down town of Chelsea, Massachusetts, has a story too worn to repeat--from the girls who play the pass-out game just to feel like they're somewhere else, to the packs of aimless teenage boys, to the old women from far away who left everything behind. But there's one story they all still tell: the oldest and saddest but most hopeful story, the one about the girl who will be able to take their twisted world and straighten it out. The girl who will bring the magic. Could Sophie Swankowski be that girl? With her tangled hair and grubby clothes, her weird habits and her visions of a filthy, swearing mermaid who comes to her when she's unconscious, Sophie could be the one to uncover the power flowing beneath Chelsea's potholed streets and sludge-filled rivers, and the one to fight the evil that flows there, too. Sophie might discover her destiny, and maybe even in time to save them all"--Page 4 of cover
Sister spit : writing, rants & reminiscence from the road by Michelle Tea( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of writing and artwork from the irreverent, flagrantly queer, hilariously feminist, tough-talking, genre-busting ruffians who have toured with the legendary Sister Spit. Co-founded in 1997 by award-winning writer Michelle Tea, Sister Spit is an underground cultural institution, a gender-bending writers' cabaret that brings a changing roster of both emerging writers and some of the most important queer and counterculture artists of the day to universities, art galleries, community spaces, and other venues across the country and worldwide. Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road captures the provocative, politicized, and risk-taking elements that characterize the Sister Spit aesthetic, stamping the raw energy and signature style of the live show onto the page. Bratty poets and failed priestesses, punk angst and tough love, too much to drink and tattooed timelines--this anthology captures it all in a collection of poetry, personal narrative, fiction, and artwork. Featuring a who's who of queer and queer-centric writers and artists, the collection functions as a travelogue, a historical document, and a yearbook from irreverent graduates of the school of hard knocks."--Jacket
Coal to diamonds : a memoir by Beth Ditto( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lead singer of the band Gossip reveals her colorful life, from her humble beginnings as an overweight girl in rural Arkansas to her transformation into a glam lesbian diva with aspirations to save rock and roll
Modern tarot : connecting with your higher self through the wisdom of the cards by Michelle Tea( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether you're a committed seeker or a digital-age skeptic--or perhaps a little of both--Tea's essential guide opens the power of tarot to you. Modern Tarot doesn't require you to believe in the supernatural or narrowly focus on the tarot as a divination tool. Tea instead provides incisive descriptions of each of the 78 cards in the tarot system--each illustrated in the charmingly offbeat style of cartoonist Amanda Verwey--and introduces specially designed card-based rituals that can be used with any deck to guide you on a path toward radical growth and self-improvement"--Amazon.com
The beautiful : collected poems by Michelle Tea( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Tea ran away to San Francisco in the early '90s. There she found a home in open mic venues, and self-published a steady stream of very limited edition photocopied poetry chapbooks, which are available in a single volume for the first time in "The Beautiful Reflective themes of unrequired love and languor, hopes and heartbreak, prostitution and destitution fill every page with immediately accessible narrative lines
Baby remember my name : an anthology of new queer girl writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is new work by twenty-two of the most outstanding emerging voices in queer girl writing. Fiction is matched in excitement by graphic novel excerpts and personal essays. Certain to become a literary touchstone for a new generation of writers and readers, Baby Remember My Name speaks to the broad range of queer girl experiences in work that is brave, irreverent, funny, sensitive, and hot
Rent girl by Michelle Tea( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of Michelle, a young Boston baby dyke, trying to make a buck in the surreal world of the sex industry. Finally, she must decide to either stay in the business with its financial freedoms or quit for her own spirtual serenity
The passionate mistakes and intricate corruption of one girl in America by Michelle Tea( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl at the bottom of the sea by Michelle Tea( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophie Swankowski is the hero from the stories she's been hearing all her life: she's the girl who will save the world. Or so she's been told. Now she and her unlikely guardian, the gruff, filthy mermaid Syrena, must travel the pitch-black seas from broken-down Chelsea, Massachusetts, to Syrena's homeland in Poland. Along the way, Syrena will reveal the terrible truth about her past, and teach Sophie about the ages-old source of her power. But left behind in Chelsea, without Sophie to protect them from the dark magic she's awakened, what will become of Sophie's friends and family?"--
It's so you : 35 women write about personal expression through fashion & style by Michelle Tea( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors describe how they deal with beauty standards and find their own style in fashion
Pills, thrills, chills, and heartache : adventures in the first person( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best lesbian erotica, 2004 by Michelle Tea( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. This year's stories are selected by award-winning author Michelle Tea, whose gritty, personal writing has earned her the accolade "a modern-day Beat" from Publishers Weekly
The Poetry Deal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impressionistic documentary about poet Diane di Prima. The most well known female writer of the Beat Era, di Prima is fiece, funny, and philosophical, still actively writing in her late 70s in San Francisco. She is a pioneer who broke boundaries of class and gender to publish her writing. This film looks back on more than 50 years of poetry, activism, and cultural change, providing a unique women's perspective of the Beat movement
Black wave by Michelle Tea( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it's officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird.While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she'll have to compromise her artistic process if she's going to properly ride out doomsday
Justin chin : selected works by Justin Chin( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted literary figures pay tribute to poet/writer Justin Chin with personal commentaries on works selected from his seven books
Valencia by Michelle Tea( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Slovenian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rose of no man's land : a novel
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Without a net : the female experience of growing up working classValenciaCoal to diamonds : a memoirThe beautiful : collected poemsBaby remember my name : an anthology of new queer girl writingRent girlThe passionate mistakes and intricate corruption of one girl in AmericaIt's so you : 35 women write about personal expression through fashion & style
Alternative Names
Michelle Tea American writer

Michelle Tea Amerikaans prostituee

Michelle Tea escritora estadounidense

Michelle Tea US-amerikanische Autorin

Tomasik, Michelle.

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