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The phenomenal Number One Sunday Times Bestseller in hardback and now Number One in paperback! My name's Johanna Morrigan. I'm fourteen, and I've just decided to kill myself. I don't really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl.

Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn't exactly go to plan...A Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and now Number One in paperback, from Caitlin Moran, the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780091949013
ISBN-10: 0091949017
Pagini: 340
Dimensiuni: 126 x 198 x 27 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Random House
Colecția Ebury Press

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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. 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 the 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?

Recenzii

“Rowdy and fearless ... sloppy, big-hearted and alive in all the right ways…. Ms. Moran is often compared to Tina Fey and Lena Dunham, which is fair so far as it goes, though I’d add Amy Winehouse and the early Roseanne Barr to the mix.”
“Vivid and full of truths…. There’s a point in midlife, when you’re already built, as it were, when the average coming-of-age story starts to feel completely uninteresting. But Moran is so lively, dazzlingly insightful and fun that “How to Build a Girl” transcends any age restrictions.”
“Wonderfully wise and flat-out hilarious.”
“Very funny.... Moran never loses touch with what seemed to me an authentic and believable teenage voice…. The joy of this easy-read novel is not just the scrappy protagonist…. Moran makes strong statements about social inequality and gender throughout.”
“I have so much love for Caitlin Moran.”
“The earnestness with which Johanna goes about constructing a new persona gives the novel an almost irresistible verve, and the reader continues to root for her even during the most embarrassing episodes.”
“A smart, splendid, laugh-out-loud-funny novel.”
“A feminist coming-of-age tale…. Johanna is an irrepressible narrator, telling a mostly-true and funny tale of survival and success.”
“Brilliantly observed, thrillingly rude and laugh-out-loud funny.”
“Binge-read all of How To Build a Girl in one sitting. Even missed supper. A first. Rose petals where ‘ere you walk, Caitlin.”
“Rallying cries will always have a place in a yet-unfinished movement like feminism, but sometimes storytelling is more effective. The fictional Johanna Morrigan never drops the F-word, but readers can see she’s asking all the right questions.”
“If anyone knows how to build a girl, it’s Moran-she’s put adolescence on the page in a book that’s humming with authenticity.”
“Very funny.”
“I crammed every word down like Cinnabon!”
“A funny book, heartfelt, silly, profane, insightful…. This is human stuff, a smile or laugh in almost every sentence-—ften a snort, giggle, or guffaw—and you learn a lot about how girls get built.”
“Brash, biting, comic…. Less a novelistic rendering of Moran’s particularly gritty and appealing brand of feminism than an incisive and yet entertaining assessment of class dynamics in post-Thatcher Britain.”
“A funny, filthy and ultimately touching coming-of-age story…. Raunchy, wry and thoughtful-much like its vivacious heroine.”