Girl [Maladjusted]

Girl [Maladjusted]

True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood

By Molly Jong-Fast

Villard Books, Paperback, 9780812970746, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2006


Molly Jong-Fast grew up in a town house with a pink door and paintings of ladies playing naked Twister. There were world-famous therapists living in her cellar, a secretary with a brain tumor, a nanny who was a numbers runner, and grandparents who revealed that they had sex on their first date.
Leading therapists agree: a normal childhood.
In Girl [Maladjusted], Molly Jong-Fast takes us on a tour of her big fat Jewish bohemian upbringing. With the same keen insight, effortless cool, and buoyant wit that won her legions of devoted readers in Normal Girl, she offers a riotous and affecting coming-of-age story that is both uniquely weird and weirdly universal.

About the Author
MOLLY JONG-FAST is the twenty-six-year-old author of the novel "Normal Girl," which was published in 2000 by Villard and is currently being made into a feature film with a script by Bret Easton Ellis. She received an M.F.A. from Bennington. Her essays and articles have appeared in "The New York Times, W "magazine," Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, The Times "(London)," "British" Elle," and "Forward," For the last year she has documented her wedding in a column for "Modern Bride," She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, her dog, Godzuki, and Pete the cat. Her mom wrote "Fear of Flying," and her late grandpa wrote "Spartacus,"

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Praise For Girl [Maladjusted]

“Jong-Fast has an unusually wry sense of humor. . . . Her life so far has, in fact, been curiously full of nutty episodes [and] colorful characters.”
–The New York Sun

“A funny, sly, affectionate, nutty, beyond-irreverent tale of celebrity dysfunction and down-to-earth truths.”
–Daphne Merkin, author of Enchantment and Dreaming of Hitler

“Molly Jong-Fast proves that it’s never too late to have someone else’s happy childhood. Molly is a smart, wickedly funny absurdity magnet. (Or is that absurdity magnate?) Run, don’t walk to smell this new book, laugh out loud, and be swept up in a very specific Tasmanian devil-esque kind of madness.”
–Moon Unit Zappa, author of America the Beautiful