How To Be A Heroine
Publish date: January 2nd 2014
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Interesting look at a life through favourite books and what she learned from them over the years. One of the lessons to take from it though is that no matter what, everyone reads a book differently and no two people will have the same experiences or take the same lessons from any book, sometimes a ...
If you've ever read a story or novel and thought the heroine's life was like your own, or wanted your life to be like it (or the opposite), you should read this book. To find out why, read my review here https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2015/03/27/finding-a-fictional-role-model/
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Joan Didion famously said that we tell ourselves stories in order to live. I would simply amend this to say that we also READ stories to find WAYS to live. Looking for ways to live in fictional lives...
Title How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much Who wrote it: British playwright Samantha Ellis. Plot in a Box: How to Be a Heroine falls somewhere between literary criticism and memoir. Ellis teases apart what makes the Lizzy Bennets and Cathy Earnshaws of the wor...