Alone Forever: The Singles Collection: By Liz Prince, 104 pgs. By Candice

Gonna say it up front: I’ve had a crush on Liz Prince for at least three years, ever since my ex-boyfriend got me Would You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? for Christmas. I’ve always admired her straightforward style, her honesty, and willingness to look like a total weirdo. As a fellow tomboy lady attempting to sidestep the awkwardness of dating punk rock dudes, Liz’s tales of rejection, self-deprecation, and nights alone with her cats hit a tender spot in my heart. She copes the way I cope, with boldness and sarcasm. Those methods don’t always work out for us, but at least Liz got a great book out of it. –Candice Tobin (Top Shelf Productions, PO Box 1282Marietta, GA30061, topshelfcomix.com)