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Girl [Maladjusted]

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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 author of "Normal Girl," "Girl, Maladjusted," and "The Social Climber s Handbook." She has written for many newspapers and magazines, including "The New York Times," "Harpers Bazaar," "W Magazine," "Cosmo," "The Times" (UK), and "Marie Claire." She lives in Manhattan. She is married to a recovering academic. They have three very small children, all of whom like to talk to her when she is on the phone. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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