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eBook Girl with Glasses ePub

by Marissa Walsh

  • ISBN: 1439165262
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Marissa Walsh
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (December 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1714 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1384 kb
  • Other: azw mobi mbr rtf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 436

Description

Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life

Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life. She is a graduate of Smith College, home to many former, current, and future Girls with Glasses.

Girl with Glasses book. Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade. Now - ten pairs of glasses, one pair of prescription sunglasses, and endless pairs of contacts later - she has fully embraced her four-eyed fate. As she recounts her optic history through the lenses of each pair of glasses - from the Sergio Valentes and the Sally Jessy Raphaels to the pseudo John Lennons and the dreaded health plan specs - at last she found them.

Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade. Now - ten pairs of glasses, one pair of prescription sunglasses, and endless pairs of contacts later - she has fully embraced her four-eyed fate

Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade.

Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade

This book is witty, beautifully written, and rings so true! I remember hiding behind a tree watching for my intended victim (boyfriend) peeking out with my glasses on, and when I spotted him, whipping the specs off, stepping out and pretending I had seen him all along. Later came the agony of HARD contact lenses et. etc. The interesting part of this book is that it can be a wonderful metaphor for anything that makes anyone who is the least bit different (especially teenagers).

Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life.

Girl with Glasses was not meant to be read aloud all of a piece like this.

She is a graduate of Smith College, home to many former, current, and future Girls with Glasses. Get updates about Marissa Walsh and recommended reads from Simon & Schuster.

Stunning highly myopic girl with strong glasses by Girls With Glasses Gallery

Stunning highly myopic girl with strong glasses by Girls With Glasses Gallery. 9. 4. Stunning photo from 2009, wonder how strong her glasses are now all these years later. Stunning girl wearing big strong cateye glasses and tight t neck sweater by Girls With Glasses Gallery. 11. 1. High myopic hottie - loving those power rings and that smile. Wearing her new -18, -17 glasses - has posted several photos of her wearing new glasses at different times over the last couple of years saying "Finally I can see again" in reference to getting new glasses, lenses with her updated prescription.

Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life. If you've ever had your specs steam up when walking into a bar, squinted into the sun on the soccer field, or laid eyes on a new haircut only after your locks are strewn across the floor, you know what it's like to be a GWG. Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade. Now -- ten pairs of glasses, one pair of prescription sunglasses, and endless pairs of contacts later -- she has fully embraced her four-eyed fate. As she recounts her optic history through the lenses of each pair of glasses -- from the Sergio Valentes and the Sally Jessy Raphaels to the pseudo John Lennons and the dreaded health plan specs -- at last she found them . . . the perfect pair. Marissa's comic look at a life behind glass is at once a poignant personal journey and a wry, canny exploration of just what it means to be a glasses-wearing kind of girl. Peppered with pop culture references and complete with appendixes of resources, classic GWG moments, and helpful tips on finding the right frames for your face, Girl with Glasses will give you reason to commiserate with your shortsighted sisters and celebrate your less-than-perfect vision.

Comments

playboy playboy
I thought this book was laugh out loud funny--and it would be fun to hear it read aloud as a book on tape. The drawings of the various glasses at each new chapter were also very funny. It is a pretty fast read--once I had the time to sit down and read it--it only took me a few days..I didn't read it as fast as some shorter books (like it is) because I was trying to savor it. :)
Longitude Temporary Longitude Temporary
If you were a girl wearing glasses in the 70's or early 80's this book is for you!! The author totally captured only what a girl with glasses ( I started wearing them at age 4) would have experienced before they were "in". Right now my eyeglass wearing daugther is too young to read this based on some mature content but I will save it for her!!
Runeterror Runeterror
I could not put this book down. It was so funny. I felt like I could relate to every word of it. I wanted to spread the word about this book so I reviewed it for the library newsletter, which I work. I think everyone with glasses should read this. I was almost afraid to read it because I didn't want to be let down. This book exceeded my expectations.
Small Black Small Black
This book is witty, beautifully written, and rings so true! I remember hiding behind a tree watching for my intended victim (boyfriend) peeking out with my glasses on, and when I spotted him, whipping the specs off, stepping out and pretending I had seen him all along. Later came the agony of HARD contact lenses etc., etc. The interesting part of this book is that it can be a wonderful metaphor for anything that makes anyone who is the least bit different (especially teenagers). Oh the suffering! Girls out there, this book is for You! Unless, of course, you were captain of the cheer-leading squad and had mammoth boobs. This girl was the only person who was REALLY happy in high school. Most of the rest of us barely managed to survive.
Winail Winail
This was a very enjoyable read, even though I'm a contacts girl. I read this in 1 day, it's a quick read because it's so clever. I highly recommend.
Ghile Ghile
I really enjoyed this book,,,really brought back memories. It made me smile, brought a tear to my eyes,,and had me laughing out loud,,,and happy to be a girl who wears glasses. I think one special thing about the book for me was it made me feel young again!!!
Dilmal Dilmal
This is a review of the audio version of this book, which I got as a freebie from Audible.
All in all, the book was quick and fun. I like the way the author used the glasses to tell us about her life. The anecdotes were very, very short (and sometimes weren't anecdotes at all, but lists); not sure what this looks like on the page, but each vignette (Can I even call it that?) seemed really too short as I was listening. Definitely think she could have expanded on these stories and given us more details about her life. I liked the introductions to every chapter, where she quoted Daria and Lane from Gilmore Girls and a few other cool girls with glasses. The narrator’s voice (in the audio version) was rather annoying at times; there was an awkward cadence and rhythm to the way she read some words and sentences. I’d also like to see pictures of the glasses... wonder if that’s available in the actual book. Overall, I would probably have enjoyed this more if I had read the book instead of listening to it. Although I think it could have been much more, it was well worth my money…’cause I got it for free ;)
This is the perfect holiday gift for any girl with glasses in your life!