A Good Girl

Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Closed Access

Degree Name

MFA in Writing

First Advisor

Jo Ann Beard


What does an American girl look like? How do we expect her to behave? Through my story of growing up in a home of addiction to attending elite schools and trying to make a career in the media, I aim to question the people and places that shaped my dysfunction and what part I play in the whole mess of this thing called my life.

This excerpt of a memoir is a critique of capitalism and an embrace of hypocrisy. It’s a story of female fear and rage. It’s the story of life turning out unlike you planned. Special appearances by: eating disorders, Stevie Nicks, and Child Protective Services

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