How to be a Heroine. Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much.
Playwright Ellis realizes that she has spent her life trying to be Chathy Earnshaw when she should have been trying to be Jane Eyre. This leads her to look back at all her literary heroines since childhood and reevaluate her idolization of them. This book combines literary insights with memoir and along the way, Ellis shares stories from her life growing up in a tight-knit Iraqi Jewish community in London. The Little Mermaid, Anne of Green Gables, Lizzy Bennet, and more heroines are examined through her personal lens. For all of us who have read too much! Like New. Vintage Books. 2014. Paper. USED. $3.00