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  • How to Build a Girl

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, 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 Brontës - but without the dying-young bit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By David Shear on 10-06-14

Required reading (or listening)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-16

I loved this. Very relatable but also hit that secret fantasy sweet spot. I laughed, I cried, I wrote frantic notes to consume everything else Caitlin Moran has been involved in.

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