"My English teacher's ass was so beautiful." From its first sentence, Eileen Myles's Inferno captivates. Winding through the story of linked incidents in her life, Myles writes about being a writer, being a woman, being a lesbian, the 1980s in downtown New York, dog ownership, art colliding with commerce, commerce colliding with humanity, drugs, drinking, not drinking, sex (a whole lot of really quality sex)--basically, everything fun to read about and everything that matters. If you've heard about this book and have been meaning to get around to reading it --well, what are you waiting for? If you've never heard of Eileen Myles, this book is a great introduction to her work, but make sure you also run right out and get all the others.