How to Build a Girl: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))


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How to Build a Girl

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Soon to be a motion picture!

The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel.

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 the 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.

Technical Details
Binding
Paperback
Number of Pages
368
Product group
Book
Brand
Moran Caitlin
Label
Harper Perennial
Edition
Reprint
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publication date
June 30, 2015
Release date
June 30, 2015
Author
Caitlin Moran
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780062335982
ISBN-10
0062335987
Item Dimensions L x W x H
5.31 x 0.83 x 8 inches
Item Weight
0.6 pounds
Manufacturer
Harper Perennial
Studio
Harper Perennial



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