Review - Trailer Trash by Angie Cavallari
By Carmen, 19 March 2019
My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2018
Trailer-park owners never use the word “trailer” and certainly not the term “trailer park.” At some point in time, even the Mobile Home Park Owners Association (MHPOA for short) realized that the word “trailer” had a negative connotation. When was the last time you saw a “trailer park community” advertised on TV? “Trailer park” has come to represent, in the minds of most Americans, men in stained work shirts dotted with drippings of food fat and car excrement returning home to take out life’s shortcomings on the innocents in their lives—the ol’ lady, the dog, and the coffee table. This image—which, I can tell you, is a partially true cliche in our society—vaguely explains why my parents and my grandparents decided to rent to tenants without children or pets. Well, birds and rodents were deemed acceptable but not guinea pigs. Guinea pigs, due to size and temperament, were completely unacceptable. My name is Angie Cavallari, and this is my story about growing up as an ’80s child in the shitty, impoverished, modern-age ghettos known as trailer parks.
About the Author:
Angie Cavallari is an assiduous writer that has been hammering away at the craft for over 20 years. She has authored over 5,000 blogs and articles many of which you may have read but didn't realize she wrote. A transplant to a plethora of U.S cities including her current home, Denver, Angie grew up in Florida, then moved to NYC where she picked up her husband in a bar. In spite of her wanderlust, she managed to settle down long enough to have two extraordinary kids and build a solid life with her husband of 16 years.
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My Take on the Book:
The author is able to encompass the differences between social classes quite well; though thankfully, she has a fairly short experience where she has to be part of the mobile home scene. I can imagine that she learned quite a bit while she went through this period of her life.
I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed reading this book; and am hoping that the author will carry on with her writing journey.