Good Girl

Good Girl

Laura Jensen Walker was always a good girl.

Growing up in the Midwest in the 1960s, she was a polite, straight-A student who respected her elders, went to church on Sunday, and never gave her parents any trouble. She was the poster child for good girls everywhere. Until one fateful night in a fraternity house changed everything.

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Laura Jensen Walker was always a good girl. Growing up in the Midwest in the 1960s, she was a polite, straight-A student who respected her elders, went to church on Sunday, and never gave her parents any trouble. Bookworm Laura was the poster child for good girls everywhere. Until one fateful night in a college fraternity house.

A dreamer and optimist who always bounced back quickly from disappointments and hard times, Laura buried the memory of the-thing-that-must-not-be-named. After that awful night, she plunged headlong into life, joining the Air Force and flying a typewriter across Europe in an exciting, death-defying job as a clerk-typist.

This is the journey of a “good-girl-gone-bad-gone-good-again” and her search for belonging and acceptance, with funny and not-so-funny detours through boot camp, Britain, book-burning, breast cancer, and born-again evangelicals. Ultimately, it’s a story of resilience. Victory. And healing.

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“GOOD GIRL is that rare find—a memoir of tough times that is neither harrowing nor saccharine but rather brutally honest, sharply intelligent, courageous, clear-sighted, and even funny. Yes, you will boil with sympathetic rage, but the smooth-as-silk writing turns every page into a pleasure and Laura Walker’s indomitable spirit will make you stand up and cheer.”
“Loved it! My hand was on my heart as I read. This is the best, most honest writing Laura Jensen Walker has ever done.”
“Anne Lamott meets Erma Bombeck… Laura Jensen Walker’s page-turning story is an amazing combination of inspiring, hilarious, and heartwarming...”
“A marvelous book! A mix of funny, snarky, poignant, self-deprecating, and deadly serious when it needs to be.”
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Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction
Tag: Featured Books
Publisher: The Lab Publishers
Publication Year: 2022
ASIN: B09ZJRKPQZ
ISBN: 9798985940701
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About the Author
Laura Jensen Walker

I’ve loved words ever since I read 103 books in Miss Vopelensky’s first-grade class. That’s when I first dreamed of becoming a writer. My dream came true many years later when my first book was published at the age of forty.

Now after more than a decade away from publishing I’m thrilled to be back and writing again!

I write in several genres—what can I say? The ideas come fast and furious from all directions. In 2022, the book of my soul, my memoir, Good Girl,  released—the most transparent and vulnerable book I’ve ever written. My latest book, Death of a Flying Nightingale (releasing in September 2024), shines a spotlight on an overlooked group of WWII women heroes—The Flying Nightingales—who risked their lives flying into combat zones to evacuate the wounded. It was my great privilege and honor to interview the last remaining Flying Nightingale for my historical fiction debut. More to come!

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