"In the council estates of Wolverhampton, England in 1990, 14-year old Johanna humiliates herself on live television. Shortly thereafter, she decides to re-invent herself as Dolly Wilde, a fast-talking, hard-drinking sex-adventurer who writes for the local music rag. Never mind the fact that she doesn't drink, that she's a virgin, and that her music collection is comprised solely of the Beatles and the Bee
Gees. Armed with eyeliner, a fair amount of Thunderbird 20/20, and pure determination, Dolly breaks onto the scene and makes a new life for herself. But, as she comes to realize, the hardest - and most heartbreaking - changes are the ones we make within. Absolutely laugh-out-loud hilarious, inspiring and profound, Moran has written the coming-of-age of our time, one I hope every woman - no matter what stage of "building" she's in - will read."
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