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A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene: true stories, illustrated (Paperback)
  • A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene: true stories, illustrated (Paperback)

A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene: true stories, illustrated (Paperback)

Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 29/11/2018
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Women aren't as ladylike as people would like to imagine. Using secrets collected from hundreds of them, this exquisitely disgusting illustrated book rewrites our definition of femininity.

When artist Tallulah Pomeroy asked people to anonymously submit anecdotes about the weird, unruly things they did with their bodies, she was inundated. From tampons and trapped wind to ear wax and pubes, stories flowed in from a community of hilarious, radically honest women, who, by admitting to things they had thought were shameful, no longer had to feel ashamed.

Now illustrated, these stories take the female anatomy as far away from the male gaze as it is possible to get, in a celebration of women's bodies that is gleeful, gross, subversive, and beautiful, all at once.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781911617761
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 10 mm


`A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene is everything I never knew I wanted: a disgusting, hilarious, and honest book that pays tribute to the female body and all of its habits and suppurations. It is delightfully and uncomfortably relatable and I love it with my whole self-heart, sweat, bowels, and all.'

-- Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

`An indelicate, necessary treasure-its gross joys deliver humanizing relief.'

-- Alissa Nutting * author of Made for Love and Tampa *

`This book is a bloody riot!!!'

* Hot Chicks with Big Brains *

`This book should be tucked under punch bowls at every debutante ball and bundled with boxes of Girl Scout cookies from here on out.'

-- Amelia Gray * author of Gutshot and Isadora *

`It doesn't matter who you are, your age, your nationality, your gender, your habits, your religion and your beliefs. All of that is not important. Whoever you are, please, do yourself a favor and read this book...A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene: True Stories, Illustrated will broaden your horizons. Even if you're a neat person, you should read this. This book is about all women, deconstructing silly stereotypes.'

* Books Turn You On *

`Hilarious, honest, and entertaining, Tallulah Pomeroy is a talented artist who turns funny AND REAL female hygiene stories into comical illustrations. You will pass this book around at dinner parties like it's your personal diary.'

*, '10 Books with Covers So Beautiful You Can Judge Them' *

`This breezy and hilarious book depicts anecdotes of women and the unmentionable things they love doing with their pubic hair, boogers, bodily fluids, and more - all with the deepest of satisfaction, thanks to illustrator Tallulah Pomeroy's flagrant images of women going unabashedly wild.'

* W, '7 Inventive New Picture Books No Adult Would Be Ashamed to Read' *

`Relevant. Apt. Hilarious ... One of the best things about these shared secrets is that every one is shared with fascination, joy and pleasure in the female body and what it does ... The book is a celebration of women in all their messy glory - and a reminder than women are messy and glorious.'

* pop.edit.lit *

`It's super funny and gross and cute and I guarantee you'll find some secret act in it to relate to.'

* Clementine Ford, author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys *

`More than anything though, the book allows us to entertain the idea of being less shameless about what we do with our bodies ... It's uncomfortably comforting to know that you are definitely disgusting - but at least you're not the only one.'

-- Vanessa Giron * Kill Your Darlings *

`Challenging the assumption that women should always be `ladylike', this kooky book brings together warts-and-all stories about the female body and is as disgusting as it is hilarious.'

* Readings *

'I hugely recommend this book for any teenage girl or mother of a teenage girl: it's a pleasingly cheerful and disgusting book about bum-hair, snot, farts, periods and poo: it treats the lady-body like a joyful zoo. Super-chill and funny.'

-- Caitlin Moran

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