how to be a good girl by jamie hood - digital
how to be a good girl: a miscellany
*this is for the DIGITAL edition. print ed available here
full length book of hybrid work — 6 x 9 | 170 pp.
release date: December 8th, 2020
cover art: Emilia Olsen
cover & book design: Angelo Maneage
how to be a good girl mingles diaries, poems, drafts, fragments, literary/cultural criticism, & love letters to unfurl hybrid interrogations of femininity, fucking, & surviving trauma. as the text journeys from the ice age to climate crisis & devours figures & texts as expansive as levinas, plath, the ronettes, after-school-specials, fairy tales, & the romantics (among others). how to be a good girl dismantles contemporary formulations of womanhood to ask: how far will one woman go in her longing to be fathomed as good, & what pound of flesh must be paid to live through this.
PRAISE FOR 'how to be a good girl'
“HOW TO BE A GOOD GIRL is an utterly compelling blend of lyricism, diary, and criticism that has become my go-to for invoking the brilliant trans-eye view of the agonies and pleasures of heterosexuality, Hood gives voice to ideas I don’t know I need until she speaks.”--Torrey Peters, author of DETRANSITION BABY'
jamie hood is a poet, essayist, memoirist, & miscellanyist. her work has recently appeared in The Rumpus, Peach Mag, The New Inquiry, Teen Vogue, & Transgender Studies Quarterly. jamie lives, writes, bartends, babes, & dog moms in brooklyn. how to be a good girl is her first book.