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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Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction
Tag: Featured Books
Publisher: The Lab Publishers
Publication Year: 2022
ASIN: B09ZJRKPQZ
ISBN: 9798985940701
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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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About the Author
Laura Jensen Walker

Laura Jensen Walker has loved words ever since she read 103 books in Miss Vopelensky's first-grade class. That's when she first dreamed of becoming a writer. Her dream came true many years later when her first book was published at the age of forty.

Now after more than a decade away from publishing she's thrilled to be back and writing again!

She's delighted that at long last, her memoir, Good Girl, the book of her soul, releases in June 2022. This is the best, most transparent, and vulnerable book she has ever written. Laura also released a trio of fun cozy mysteries during the pandemic: Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery) which she's delighted to say was nominated for an Agatha Award, Hope, Faith, & a Corpse (A Faith Chapel Mystery)  and Deadly Delights, her second Bookish Baker Mystery. She's currently working on some historical fiction.

Laura lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband and their canine daughter Mellie.

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