The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

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First released in 2002, this provocative, critically acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgard. I don't remember being born. I was a very ugly child. My appearance has not improved so I guess it was a lucky break when he was attracted by my youthfulness. So begins the wrenching diary of Minnie Goetze, a fifteen-year-old girl longing for love and acceptance and struggling with her own precocious sexuality. After losing her virginity to her mother's boyfriend, Minnie pursues a string of sexual encounters (with both boys and girls) while experimenting with drugs and developing her talents as an artist. Unsupervised and unguided by her aloof and narcissistic mother, Minnie plunges into a defenseless, yet fearless adolescence. While set in the libertine atmosphere of 1970s San Francisco, Minnie's journey to understand herself and her world is universal: this is the story of an young woman troubled by the discontinuity between what she thinks and feels and what she observes in those around her. Acclaimed cartoonist and author Phoebe Gloeckner serves up a deft blend of visual and verbal narrative in her complex presentationof a pivotal year in a girl's life, recounted in diary pages and illustrations, with full narrative sequences in comics form. qThe Diary of a Teenage Girlq offers a searing comment on adult society as seen though the eyes of a young woman on the verge of joining it. This edition has been updated by the author with an introduction reflecting on the book's critical reception and value as diary or novel, historical document or work of art. Also included in this revised edition are supplementary photographs and illustrations from the author's childhood, including some of her own diary entries. qPhoebe Gloeckner... is creating some of the edgiest work about young women's lives in any medium.q qThe New York Timesq qOne of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender and beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.q qSalonq qIt's the most honest depiction of sexuality in a long, long time; as a meditation onadolescence, it picks up a literary ball that's been only fitfully carried after Salinger.q Nerve.comqThe turbulent life of a teenage girl portrayed through diary entries and comic strips.

Title:The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Author:Phoebe Gloeckner
Publisher: - 2015-07-21


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