How To Build A Girl

June 30, 2015|
How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
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A hilarious yet deeply moving coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Moran, "the U.K.'s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire)

What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes-and build yourself.

It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde-fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer-like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes-but without the dying young bit.

By sixteen, she's smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She's writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all kinds of sex with all kinds of men and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.

But what happens when Johanna realizes she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all?

Imagine The Bell Jar-written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.

CAITLIN MORANwas named the Columnist of the Year by the British Press Awards in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011 for her work at theTimesof London. Her debut book,How to Be a Woman, won the 2011 Galaxy Book of the Year Award and was an instantNew York Timesbestseller. You can follow Caitlin on Twitter@caitlinmoran.
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Title:How To Build A GirlFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.83 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.83 inPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443433624

ISBN - 13:9781443433624

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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