On Sale: September 23, 2014
Featuring: Johanna Morrigan
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Literature and Fiction | Fiction | Humor
The New York Times bestselling author hailed "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 heroe...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
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
invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.
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