Book Reviews of Normal Girl

Normal Girl
Normal Girl
Author: Molly Jong-Fast
ISBN-13: 9780375757594
ISBN-10: 0375757597
Publication Date: 6/26/2001
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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2.7 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Villard
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved this book! It is written in a very cool style and the Chacters although very flawed are memorable and tragic,as they should be.
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The first 60% of this book is like a drawn out, chick-lit version of the old "this is your brain...this is your brain on drugs" ad with the egg, but once you get through that part it's a pretty good read.
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A little hard to get into at first but once I did I couldn't put it down. Fantastic read!
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pretty good, fast read!
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Very quick read. The story falls drastically after the climax and the ending could have been explained better but it was a good read.
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super trashy, but fun. not terribly well written, but good for a giggle.
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Highly disliked this book. It wasnt even worth the few dollars I spent on it.
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From back:
At just nineteen, Miranda Woke seems to have it all. Her parents are famous socialites, she's already been written up on Page Six sixteen teimes, she's on all the right invitation lists, and drugs and alcohol are never in short supply. But while her image screams "It girl," she'd rather be a normal girl, and the A-list feels even less comfortable than her Manolo Blahnik shoes. Neither Xanax nore Deepak Chopra tapes will help. And now that her junkie party has trashed her parens' house, she has to liquidate her trust fund to pay Mom's decorator for a quick fix. But worst of all, Miranda thinks she just murdered her own boyfriend. In an all too glamorous world where the cell phone is always, ringing, Miranda sees no escape other than a downward spiral of Valium, cocaine, and heroin. It takes friends who offer more than air kisses to get Miranda to look in the mirror and get some help.
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"Randa, what's wrong with you?"
"Nothing. I mean, I'm a crazy cocaine addict with a hankering for heroin, but other than that, I'm just a nice Jewish girl from the Upper East Side with Prada shoes. How could anything be wrong?"

Molly Jong-Fast's Normal Girl is striking-and as funny as it as real. Inspired by her own experiences growing up in the decadent, fast-paced netherworld of New York City's jet set, Jong-Fast's debut novel is a hilarious, hard-edged walk past the velvet rope.

At just nineteen, Miranda Woke seems to have it all. Her parents are famous socialites, she's already been written up on Page Six sixteen times, she's on all the right invitation lists, and drugs and alcohol are never in short supply. But while her image screams "It girl," she'd rather be a normal girl, and the A-list feels even more uncomfortable than her Manolo Blahnik shoes. In fact, she's become the "living embodiment of an awkward phase" with "more issues than Harper's Bazaar." Neither Xanax nor Deepak Chopra tapes help. And now that her junkie party has trashed her parents' house, she has to liquidate her trust fund to pay Mom's decorator for a quick fix. But worst of all, Miranda thinks she just murdered her own boyfriend.

In an all-too-glamorous world where the cell phone is always ringing, Miranda sees no escape other than a downward spiral of cocaine, Valium, and heroin. It takes friends who offer more than air kisses to force Miranda to look in the mirror and get some help.