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Margo's Got Money Troubles
Margo's Got Money Troubles: A Novel | Rufi Thorpe
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An audacious, wildly funny, completely unpredictable novel by a writer so singular that its hard to compare her to anyone else . . . absolutely brilliant. Kevin Wilson A bold, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartwarming story about one young womans attempt to navigate adulthood, new motherhood, and her meager bank account in our increasingly online worldfrom the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of The Knockout Queen. As the child of a Hooters waitress and an ex-pro wrestler, Margo Millet's always known shed have to make it on her own. So she enrolls at her local junior college, even though she cant imagine how shell ever make a living. Shes still figuring things out and never planned to have an affair with her English professorand while the affair is brief, it isnt brief enough to keep her from getting pregnant. Despite everyones advice, she decides to keep the baby, mostly out of naivet and a yearning for something bigger. Now, at twenty, Margo is alone with an infant, unemployed, and on the verge of eviction. She needs a cash infusionfast. When her estranged father, Jinx, shows up on her doorstep and asks to move in with her, she agrees in exchange for help with childcare. Then Margo begins to form a plan: shell start an OnlyFans as an experiment, and soon finds herself adapting some of Jinxs advice from the world of wrestling. Like how to craft a compelling character and make your audience fall in love with you. Before she knows it, shes turned it into a runaway success. Could this be the answer to all of Margos problems, or does internet fame come with too high a price? Blisteringly funny and filled with sharp insight, Margos Got Money Troubles is a tender tale starring an endearing young heroine whos struggling to wrest money and power from a world that has little interest in giving it to her. Its a playful and honest examination of the art of storytelling and controlling your own narrative, and an empowering portrait of coming into your own, both online and off.
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TorieStorieS
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A #Top2024Read for sure! I‘ve loved all of Thorpe‘s earlier novels, but this one may just be her best yet! I couldn‘t put it down—but I also didn‘t want it to end! I didn‘t expect to be so fully engaged in the story of less than a year of this teen mom‘s life. Thought-provoking with every character brimming with life, I appreciated the wordplay, use of perspective & seeing the relationships develop between Margo, her friend & family. I loved it!

ErikasMindfulShelf So good!!! 2d
TorieStorieS @ErikasMindfulShelf I know!!! I just loved it!!!😊 2d
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Megabooks
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Oh Rufi! How I adore your books! I have read so many great darkly funny contemporary fiction books this month, and Rufi‘s is the best.

Margo‘s college professor got her pregnant. When the baby is born, she‘s strapped for cash with no childcare and starts an OnlyFans page. With help from her pro-wrestler father, who has recently returned to her life, Margo charts an unconventional path that is not without obstacles.

Reggie Sounds intriguing. 3d
Megabooks @Reggie I think you‘d like this a lot! 2d
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Megabooks
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Late posting! Both my #botm and #aardvark boxes arrived LAST WEEK. 🤦🏻‍♀️ But today I finally took these beauties to the flowers under my tree. I already finished Perfume and Pain — so fast-paced and funny — and now I‘ve started Margo, which is also fast-paced and funny! Sometimes contemporary fiction like that doesn‘t work for me, but score a win for both book clubs with these two. Hopefully a review of P&P tomorrow. 👍🏻

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NikkiKey94
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This was another 5⭐️ read that I discovered on NetGalley! I loved this book. There were so many wrestling references and it made my wrestling fan heart so happy. I felt like the author did so well handling such hard topics such as teacher/student relationships, drug addiction and even sex work. Margo discovered her identity as a woman and a mother and it was such a beautiful transformation. Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley!

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This book is aesthetically pleasing lol the cover is textured too 🩷 starting today #BOTM

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Megabooks
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#botm, for me, is that ex you say you‘ll never get back with. Like, “oh baby, you know you want this book for $4.99 right? I promise we can break up again. What‘s one month gonna hurt? You know you like to read.” 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

vivastory 😂 😂 2w
JamieArc For me, it‘s a relationship that has gone stale 😂😑 2w
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BarbaraBB 😂😂 and I also love yours @JamieArc 😂😂 2w
Hooked_on_books If it didn‘t take so long to ship books here, I would‘ve rejoined this month to get the Kamali, so I completely understand. (edited) 2w
Megabooks @JamieArc 💯💯 but I seem to keep coming back sometimes. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books yeah, you do have a tough time with their shipping system. 2w
JamieArc @Megabooks I tend to skip a lot, but can‘t get rid of my month-to-month subscription in case there is something really good. I also got Perfume and Pain in my Aardvark box - looking forward to that one. 2w
Megabooks @JamieArc P&P wasn‘t on my radar at all, but I‘m really excited for it! 2w
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books fyi, aardvark has switched to ups for their shipping. Not sure that will make it better for you. I know you had a negative experience with them, too. 🤔 1w
Hooked_on_books Thanks for letting me know! Sadly, UPS actually makes it worse. 😂 We‘ve struggled so much with UPS here that my husband once painted a giant banner and hung it out on the road to be sure he got his package (they have a habit of shipping things back to their origin without making any delivery attempts). 1w
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books yikes!! I‘m sorry book clubs have been such a bummer for you because the bookmail (when it comes) is fun. 1w
Hooked_on_books It is was it is. I figure anywhere one may live has its downsides and one here is shipping. Not surprising considering it‘s the most remote archipelago in the world! On the very upside, the state has a phenomenal library system that I‘ve been repeatedly impressed by, and that just warms my heart. 1w
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ICantImReading
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Going with this #BOTM pick for June! I really enjoyed “The Knockout Queen” by this author 🙂

marleed I‘ve seen only positive things about this one! 3w
ICantImReading @marleed Same! It definitely seems unique 🤩 3w
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Starting this and I am hooked!!!

This is going to be a divisive read, the writing is not traditional, and the pov and voice swaps around a lot but the characters and situation is fun.

I keep getting thrown off by this spelling of Margo...

Bookwormjillk I am really looking forward to this one! 3w
JamieArc I think this is going to be a Book of the Month or Aardvark choice, so I‘m guessing plenty of us will be reading/talking about it. 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures @JamieArc it is coming out soon too! My ARC reading is super backed up. @Bookwormjillk I am seeing a lot of people talking about it! Excited to see what everyone thinks. 3w
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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Loved it!! People are complicated, flawed and worthy of love. The humor and warmth of this novel made me not want to put it down. Highly recommend.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Chelsea.Poole Love Rufi Thorpe. Can‘t wait for this one. 3w
ErikasMindfulShelf @Chelsea.Poole Me too!! 3w
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Larkken
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Just a small shout out to everyone who nominated books for #camplitsy24 - the books above were my top choices among those that did not make it onto the official camp roster. They immediately went onto my tbr anyway! I would not have had them on my radar if it was not for the longlist, and that would have been a shame. The library hold on the tagged is only 2 weeks out and I'm looking forward to the hilarity promised #blamelitsy

Bookwormjillk I‘m really looking forward to that one too! 1mo
Megabooks I‘m looking forward to Margo, too! I‘ve preordered it, but it doesn‘t come out until June 11, so a bit longer to wait. 😩 Great list of titles!! The longlist is always so wonderful. Littens are the best!! 1mo
Larkken @Megabooks doh. You‘re right about the release date here too, I read the notification wrong, it will be available to put on hold in two weeks 😆🤦🏻‍♀️ welp, guess I‘m ready 1mo
squirrelbrain Great idea to post your favourites! The longlist is a real issue for TBR lists isn‘t it?! 🤣 I also really want to read the tagged, and have just started Martyr!, which I wasn‘t sure if I would like, but seems great so far. 1mo
BarbaraBB My tbr has exploded too! And I really want to read Godwin and Last Days in Plaka! (edited) 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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My votes are in! Can‘t wait for #CampLitsy24

squirrelbrain Great choices! Thanks for voting! 2mo
Megabooks Yay! So excited for several of these! 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘ve got great taste 🤩 2mo
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