i've always liked her earlier stuff than the more recent ones for various reasons. she was directer, sharper, and much much more right in your face. in "not a pretty girl" she's fierce, brave and certainly very very pretty. ani difranco has always been very autobiographical with her lyrics and this one seems particularly to represent her. you like "right through you" from miss morrissette? try "the million you never made" from ani. "21 things i want in a lover"? ani does it better with "asking too much". it's a very tight and consistent album. love it love it love it.