In honor of Lip Service’s eight-year-anniversary, we’re launching Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album (Lominy Books, 2014) edited by Andrea Askowitz. This anthology is a collection of some of the best of Lip Service’s first eight years. Lip Service is a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation award-winning organization and a Miami institution. We are a night of true stories out loud. But we are more than a show. Lip Service is an experience of community connecting like nothing else in South Florida. Lip Service typically features eight true stories, but as the title suggests, Badass is a double album, so you get two shows in one book, featuring 16 stories in all. The stories are funny, poignant, inspiring, and all true.
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“Lip Service stories—as good as a kiss.”
—Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books
“Delightful, touching, funny, spirited and all true, the stories in Lip Service should be sent up in a satellite or buried in a time capsule. In five hundred years, if anyone is still around to read them, these narratives will be just as entertaining and enlightening as they are now. Lip Service stories are like delicious bonbons—I want more!”
—Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys
and Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace
“Eating disorders! Feline overdoses! Star-crossed love! Fist fights! The stories in Lip Service are sharp, funny, and raw. They gave me that lovely shiver I always feel in the presence of beautiful, wrenching truths. Bravo!”
—Steve Almond, author of Candyfreak and Against Football