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

3.69 avg rating
( 20,892 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062335982: How to Build a Girl: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

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?

About the Author:

Caitlin Moran's debut book, How to Be a Woman, was an instant New York Times bestseller. How to Build a Girl is her first novel since the one she wrote at fourteen, which doesn't count.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Moran, Caitlin
Published by Harper Perennial 2015-06-30 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 2015-06-30, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0062335987. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062335987ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Moran, Caitlin
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062335987. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062335987ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Moran, Caitlin
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062335987. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062335987ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Moran, Caitlin
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062335987. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062335987ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Caitlin Moran
Published by HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 Brontes--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. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780062335982

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Caitlin Moran
Published by HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 Brontes--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. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780062335982

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Moran, Caitlin
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062335987. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062335987ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Caitlin Moran
Published by Harper Perennial 2015-06-30 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 2015-06-30, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LBR-01633112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Moran, Caitlin
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062335987. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062335987ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Caitlin Moran
ISBN 10: 0062335987 ISBN 13: 9780062335982
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800623359820000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book