Click here for Marie's author website.
And click here to see MY comment on her "Lurid Gossip" page! Yes! If you're too lazy to click, here's what I said about her stories:
I feel you, fellow Catholic schoolgirl. I remember asking similar questions as a small child and my mom screaming, "Who TOLD you that?" As if no child could come up with those heretical--and not at all patently obvious--thoughts on her own. As if children were empty vessels to be filled to the brim with bullshit so knowledge (which, of course, is shown to be evil in the Creation story) and curiosity (which is what Satan uses to tempt) cannot enter the innocent mind.
So beware, folks, this book is not for the pure and innocent mind. It is for anyone raised Catholic, especially those of us who found The Catholic Girl's Guide to Sex to be cute but not exactly balls-out with the honesty. Tampons is a collection of brief narratives that are sometimes horrific, sometimes hilarious, and always just so true. You don't need to be Portuguese to appreciate these tales; German/French Catholics (like me) and Mexican Catholics (like my BFF Esperanzita) can relate to most of this, and I gather from my short time in Europe that Catholic culture (and Catholic/Pagan hybridization) has a similar soul from the Vatican to the coasts.
If you like gritty memoirs or ever had to watch Charleton Heston movies in religion class, this book is for you. Don't miss it!