"This is the most honest, unflinching account of the sexuality of an adolescent girl I’ve ever read. Kathy Dobie treads fearlessly in that undiscovered country."
–Haven Kimmel author of A Girl Named Zippy
“Kathy Dobie writes a prose so fine that she leaves the reader breathless with pleasure.”
“The Only Girl in the Car is a memoir at its best–haunting honesty combined with literary grace. An impossible task, but this book accomplishes it, in a form so elegant as to seem effortless…. What a storyteller, and what a soul to tell it!”
–Jennifer Lauck, author of Blackbird
"The Only Girl in the Car is at once as comfortable as a dear friend and as terrifying as a dear friend’s darkest secret. Open and honest and dignified, this is the memoir, often funny, always intelligent, of an era, of a family, but, most of all, of a remarkable and resilient girl’s intimacy with her own mistakes."
–Cathleen Schine, author of Alice in Bed, The Love Letter, and The Evolution of Jane
From the Hardcover edition.