How to Build A Girl

How to Build A Girl

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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..
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, 2014
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Harper Audio, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9780062350817
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 31 min., 14 sec.)) : digital
audio file,CD audio
Call Number: eAudio

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ArapahoeZoey Aug 08, 2016

"When other people begin to bring their guns to the party it’s not a party anymore it’s a battle. Without realizing it I have become self defeating mercenary in a pointless war. I’m shooting down my own future."

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ArapahoeZoey Aug 08, 2016

"I also have one sexual skill I want to master: typing while smoking. Like in 'His Girl Friday,' and all pictures of Hunter S. Thompson. I have attempted it before, but the smoke always goes right into my eyes, leaving me smoking, weeping, and typing all at the same time. Last time I did it, Crissy saw me, left the room, and came back with a pair of swimming goggles."


ArapahoeZoey Aug 08, 2016

"I wish to be like James Bond who never leaves a party without either shagging someone or blowing something up."



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May 02, 2017

Wonderfully smart, funny, and insightful about a teenage girl growing up poor and fat and trying to reinvent herself. It's about the process of learning how to become who you are meant to be. Loved the narrator of the audiobook.

Jan 14, 2015

Voice narrator Louise Brealey perfectly conveys Johanna's sassy bravado, her lady sex adventurer exterior... and her interior qualms. I loved this poignant and funny coming of age tale.


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