New Essay from J.K. Rowling on Growing up Female

101

Apr 15, 2006

Posted by SueTLC
Uncategorized

A new book by Willa Shalit called Becoming Myself:Reflections on Growing Up Female contains a essay written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This book is a collection of thoughts and reflections on being female from sixty-seven notable women including Jo, as well as others such as poet Maya Angelou , author Joyce Carol Oates, and Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep. There is a short excerpt of this new essay by JKR in the April 24th edition of People Magazine. Jo writes:

There are many things I liked, then and now, about being a girl. The friendships you make…I like women’s perceptiveness and ability to empathize. I like their ability to juggle 19 jobs before breakfast, and I prefer women’s shoes.

The author of the book, Willa Shalit, produced the play The Vagina Monologues, and is the co-founder of V-Day, the movement to end violence against women. This book is due to be released on April 18. Thanks much to WQR!





Write a Reply or Comment

Finding Hogwarts

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.