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How to Build a Girl

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
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. - - 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.

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 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 six hundred 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?

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June 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Build a Girl (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
ISBN: 0-606-36935-X / 978-0-606-36935-0 (USA edition)
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Title: How to Build a Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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Title: How To Build A Girl
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ISBN: 1-4434-3362-4 / 978-1-4434-3362-4 (Canada edition)
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Build a Girl: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
ISBN: 0-06-233598-7 / 978-0-06-233598-2 (USA edition)
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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ISBN: 0-09-194901-7 / 978-0-09-194901-3 (UK edition)
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Title: How To Build A Girl
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ISBN: 1-4434-3361-6 / 978-1-4434-3361-7 (Canada edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Build a Girl
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
ISBN: 0-09-194902-5 / 978-0-09-194902-0 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: How to Build a Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
ISBN: 1-4830-2847-X / 978-1-4830-2847-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: How to Build a Girl: A Novel: Library Edition
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ISBN: 1-4830-2846-1 / 978-1-4830-2846-0 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
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September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How To Build A Girl
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Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Harper
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July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Build a Girl
Author(s): Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Ebury Digital
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