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How to be a heroine: or, what I've learned from reading too much

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display_description"Debating literature's greatest heroines with a friend, playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation--"My whole life, I'd been trying to be Cathy, when I should have been trying to be Jane." With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies--the characters and the writers--whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to later idolizations of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. And, just as she excavates the stories of her favorite characters, Ellis also shares a frank, often humorous account of her own life growing up in a tight-knit Iraqi Jewish community in London. Reflecting on the girls, the women, and the books that she loves the most, here a life-long reader explores how these heroines have shaped all of our lives"-- "A young writer explores what some of the greatest women in literature have meant to her--and how these timeless characters still serve as a guide for the way we lead our lives"--
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subject_facetEllis, Samantha -- Books and reading
Heroines in literature
Women in literature
title_displayHow to be a heroine : or, what I've learned from reading too much
title_fullHow to Be a Heroine Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much
How to be a heroine : or, what I've learned from reading too much / Samantha Ellis
title_shortHow to be a heroine
title_subor, what I've learned from reading too much
topic_facetBooks and reading
Ellis, Samantha
Essays
Heroines in literature
Humor (Nonfiction)
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Women in literature