Lives of Girls and Women is the intensely readable,
touching, and very funny story of Del Jordan, a young woman who
journeys from the carelessness of childhood through an uneasy
adolescence in search of love and sexual experience.
As Del dreams of becoming famous, suffers embarrassment about
her mother, endures the humiliation of her body''s insistent
desires, and tries desperately to fall in love, she grapples with
the crises that mark the passage to womanhood.