If you haven’t yet heard of Caitlin Moran, you’re in for a wild ride. A recent New York Times review describes her best: “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. Ms. Moran’s working-class background and politics are what put dirt on the spade of her prose.”
In her 2012 New York Times bestselling debut, How to Be a Woman, Caitlin incisively cut to the heart of feminism with her own brand of irreverent and transcendent humor. Now, in her equally hilarious debut novel, HOW TO BUILD A GIRL (on sale: Sept. 23rd), she enters the world of fiction with the same potent mix of laugh-out-loud humor and heartbreaking moments of self-discovery. The coming-of-age story centers on 14-year-old Johanna Morrigan, who decides to reinvent herself completely after a shameful local TV appearance. Her subsequent transformation from Johanna Morrigan, social outcast from poverty-stricken Wolverhampton to Dolly Wilde, fast-talking, London music critic, and Lady Sex Adventurer, is highly entertaining and yet deeply moving as she realizes what it takes to “build a girl.” In short: Imagine The Bell Jar—written by Rizzo from Grease.
Start reading an excerpt now.
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And if you’ll be in NYC this week, join us for her US book launch on 9/25.