Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl's Memoir

By Marie Simas

*Advisory: Mature humor, a few grownup content

What occurs for those who develop up in an insane Catholic kin? unusually humorous, this candid memoir indicates readers the persistence it takes to outlive in a stifling, abusive formative years. it is an emotional curler coaster from begin to end, fiercely sincere and honest.

From the very starting, the writer grapples with hilarious, uncomfortable occasions, punctuated by means of episodes of formative years brutality. those tales will make you giggle out loud, and a few will make you cry. This e-book will not be overlooked!

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