TG: drug use, sexual assault, violence against women, mafia
I’m not really sure I know how to review this book, but I am going to try anyway.
Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life is a graphic novel memoir that narrates a specific period in the life of its author. In 1984, shortly before her 17th birthday, Ulli Lust, a rebellious punk girl from Vienna, took off on a hitchhiking trip across Italy with her friend Edi with nothing but a backpack and the clothes on their backs. What follows is an adventure with some highs and many lows. The girls had to evade the police, they were minors and had no papers (there were still regular border checks back then); they had no money, which means they had to beg for food, money and shelter. They slept outdoors, in barns, and many questionable places. During their journey, they cross paths with many people, often men. Sometimes they are nice and just want to help, but usually want something in return. And then once they reach Italy, things get really bad the further South they go.
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