I used to want to be her. I always wanted to read the book version (seen 60s and 80s versions). My one problem now that I'm a grown up is that Pippi is a compulsive liar and they never try to help her. She also encourages a lot of bad behavior. No wonder why my mom hated my obsession with her as a child and stopped me from watching all the movies. The good part however of Pippi that I learned as a child was that I was not afraid of what other people though and embraced my individuality and uniqueness as she did, so for that I am thankful! It's just a shame it took me this long to read her book and in a way I feel unsatisfied and feel sorry for her. It's one of those books that when you are reading it you go, "Oh no!!" continuously.