Excerpt from How to Build a Girl, by Caitlin Moran
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I want to be Johanna Morgan, the main character, a young lady at such a fun place in her life's time line. She is figuring things out, making mistakes, being 'adorably filthy' and living a rock and roll lifestyle in London! I do not however envy that things that Johanna eats through out the book, because of her family's struggles to keep food on the table cheese sandwiches are the norm. Also I don't envy being young enough to be an enthusiastic cigarette smoker. I thank my lucky stars very often that I was able to quit that habit before I was able to legally buy them myself, but that's a story for another day.
EXCERPTS THAT I LOVE
Weird details that I love. <3
"Any woman can get laid, anytime that she wants. Any woman. Any time. "
Unlike most girls that I know personally, Dolly Wild, main character Johanna Morgan's alter ego, looses her virginity before she gives her first blow job. Although she manages it with a bit of grace, I'm pretty glad I did it the other way around and I just wanted to tell someone.
The Writer // CAITLIN MORAN
Moran's website is gorgeous, her blogs hilarious and the video content lives up. I enjoyed making this new friend through this book. Moran's stunning physical beauty is haunting and charming like Helena Bonham Carter and her writing is funny, smart and honest. In a nut shell I have a girl crush!
BUY THE BOOK & READ IT.
Girls need stories like this, girls need writers like Caitlin Moran. Girls need to be exposed to funny stories about masturbation, stories that express sexual desires, confusions and triumphs. Girls need to not live lives of shame. I love her honest attitude and witty words.
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