The Resource Girlhood

Girlhood

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Girlhood
Title
Girlhood
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Summary
National BestsellerNamed a Most Anticipated Book by:The New York Times * Buzzfeed * Time.com * OprahMag.com * The Millions * The Rumpus * LitHub * Paperback Paris * The Lily (Washington Post) * Ms. * LAMBDA LiteraryA gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society. In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs.Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny.Written with Febos' characteristic precision, lyricism, and insight, Girlhood is a philosophical treatise, an anthem for women, and a searing study of the transitions into and away from girlhood, toward a chosen self
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Febos, Melissa
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
Label
Girlhood
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:44de65bd-5b86-4153-add8-7cb359f1a3c1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781635572537
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Girlhood
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:44de65bd-5b86-4153-add8-7cb359f1a3c1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781635572537
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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