☉ Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? Author Marie Simas – Marjoriejane.co.uk

Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? chapter 1 Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? , meaning Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? , genre Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? , book cover Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? , flies Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? , Do Tampons Take Your Virginity? 3ff35fa54923f What Happens When You Grow Up In An Insane Catholic Family Surprisingly Funny, This Candid Memoir Shows Readers The Endurance It Takes To Survive In A Stifling, Abusive Childhood It S An Emotional Roller Coaster From Start To Finish, Fiercely Honest And Sincere From The Very Beginning, The Author Grapples With Hilarious, Uncomfortable Situations, Punctuated By Episodes Of Childhood Brutality These Stories Will Make You Laugh Out Loud, And Some Will Make You Cry This Book Shouldn T Be Missed


10 thoughts on “Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?

  1. says:

    Disclaimer I received a copy of this book in the Goodreads Giveaway program from the author.As others have stated, this book was not what I expected My only clue as to what this book was about was via the Goodreads blurb which gave the impression that it was a lighthearted look back at a Catholic girl s life with statements like Surprisingly funny hilarious, uncomfortable situations , These stories will make you laugh out loud To me, this book was not funny it was brutal and raw Disclaimer I received a copy of this book in the Goodreads Giveaway program from the author.As others have stated, this book was not what I expected My only clue as to what this book was about was via the Goodreads blurb which gave the impression that it was a lighthearted look back at a Catholic girl s life with statements like Surprisingly funny hilarious, uncomfortable situations , These stories will make you laugh out loud To me, this book was not funny it was brutal and raw It very much pushed the boundaries of what I normally read In fact, I almost stopped reading the book early on after I reached an incident involving worms However, I made myself persevere and to digest the incidents narrated It was difficult because it was so negative Not only the content, but the tone I lost count of the times something was described as shitty or someone was an asshole or a bitch It was wave after wave of snarkiness and bitterness I found myself torn between empathising with the author for what she endured and yet not liking her very much as she describes some of the ways she treats people as she grows older.Whilst I would not read this sort of book again, I am glad that I made it to the end The last few pages do throw perspective on the hard slog through the rest of the book The ending makes you think of what happens between the incidents narrated There are those of us who look back on the past as a golden age and miss out on living where we are now Then there are those of us who do not live in the now because we are too bitter with what has gone before We tend to hone in on specific events to affirm a view and forget the fullness of emotion with which life usually comes Definitely not a book for the faint hearted or those looking for a story with eloquent writing or likeable characters It is a personal and real story as it would be told to a closest friend with unedited thoughts, emotions and unrefined language


  2. says:

    It said it was a comedy.Really, though, it was the sad story of an abused girl.


  3. says:

    Read the full review Frazzled Book Nommer.From the very first page, Marie exudes brazen, blatant honesty Do Tampons Take Your Virginity starts off with an ass face towel anecdote I kid you not and it only delves deeper from there I applaud Marie for being audacious enough to publicly write about these stories I d personally be too afraid of who from my past would read the stories Marie, however, exposes every raw moment of her childhood from abuse, to rape, to sexual encounters Thi Read the full review Frazzled Book Nommer.From the very first page, Marie exudes brazen, blatant honesty Do Tampons Take Your Virginity starts off with an ass face towel anecdote I kid you not and it only delves deeper from there I applaud Marie for being audacious enough to publicly write about these stories I d personally be too afraid of who from my past would read the stories Marie, however, exposes every raw moment of her childhood from abuse, to rape, to sexual encounters This memoir was so full of honesty that I was mildly surprised at first it takes some getting used to my jaw dropped at least 10 times while I was reading.This memoir was a complete emotional roller coaster There were times when I cried, there were times when I laughed I personally guarantee you will laugh at the first page of this memoir But despite the wit and humor present in Marie s memoir, there was also her father present an ever looming figure of fear Every time a scene with her father came up, I wanted to personally run over to Marie and give her a big hug However, she doesn t let us linger in the sadness for long She seamlessly provides sporadic comic relief throughout the entire novel so that the oppression her father brings isn t too overwhelming.Not only is she bold enough to come out with her story, but she s strong enough to withstand her father s oppressions and the hurts she s suffered She could have easily succumbed and taken her abuse silently, or even become depressed, but that never happened Her head was still held high and she took her life into her own hands once she hit college I was very impressed with the strength that she had.And I have to mention her grandmother Amalia, who I fell in love with Any old grandma that chases a perverted old uncle up the street, screaming obscenities in Portuguese, is definitely okay in my book She was always a constant beacon of hope, at least from my perspective Every time her grandma was mentioned, everything would get slightly better not completely, but marginally.Lastly, I love the fact that Marie tried to go back and reconcile with a few people from her past that she had wronged, such as Randall Johnson I gained so much respect for her for writing an apology to him, and evenso for Randall, for graciously forgiving her.This novel is definitely thought provoking, strong, and crazy It deals with abuse, rape, forgiveness, mistakes, religion, stereotypes, and personal growth I don t normally read memoirs, but I m glad I chose to read this one I definitely recommend it to anyone out there especially Catholics, such as myself


  4. says:

    The author Marie Simas was kind enough to send me a copy of her book The title lead me to believe that this was a unique yet personal view of how one lived and survived under the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church After a few exchanged emails, I stood corrected and was still intrigued by her story As a former Roman Catholic, I am always curious to see and hear others perspectives of their church and cultural experiences.I read Marie s brilliant diary of her life with a heavy heart andt The author Marie Simas was kind enough to send me a copy of her book The title lead me to believe that this was a unique yet personal view of how one lived and survived under the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church After a few exchanged emails, I stood corrected and was still intrigued by her story As a former Roman Catholic, I am always curious to see and hear others perspectives of their church and cultural experiences.I read Marie s brilliant diary of her life with a heavy heart andthan a few laughs and smiles She has an amazing way of dealing with her abusive and tragic at times upbringing Many in her shoes would have cracked under the pressure, but Marie was obviously blessed with spiritual Teflon and a strong sense of self esteem and spunk I am hopeful that this book was therapeutic for Marie and helped her gain closure to a very unfair upbringing I am also prayerful that readers in similar situations will be inspired by her strength and resilience and move on, move forward, and heal.Child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence can only be prevented and prosecuted with public attention and shining the light on the ignorance and criminal behaviours of it s perpetrators Books like these are a first crucial step in this long and seemingly endless process


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    I have to agree with other reviewers who warned that this is one poorly titled book It lures you in, thinking in my case that this will be a light, comical book about growing up female and the misconceptions we all had, a good cheer me up after that Auschwitz book I just read Hell no H e l l n o While the stories are fast paced and not poorly written, they tell a disturbing story of culturally accepted child abuse I felt for the girl in the stories, but ultimately was left wondering why I have to agree with other reviewers who warned that this is one poorly titled book It lures you in, thinking in my case that this will be a light, comical book about growing up female and the misconceptions we all had, a good cheer me up after that Auschwitz book I just read Hell no H e l l n o While the stories are fast paced and not poorly written, they tell a disturbing story of culturally accepted child abuse I felt for the girl in the stories, but ultimately was left wondering why are you telling me this since there wasn t really much of a unifying thread or connection to the reader While I didn t regret reading this book, I also wouldn t recommend it to a friend It just didn t give me enough to hang onto


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    Do Tampons Take Your Virginity klingt ja eher nach M dchenaufkl rungsbuch Zusammen mit dem Untertitel A Catholic Girl s Memoir habe ich schon eher auf etwas Interessantes, m glicherweise Lustiges getippt Die lobenden Zitate auf der Buchr ckseite best tigen das und haben mich auf laugh out loud Momente vorbereitet Von denen gab es nach den ersten 20 Seiten allerdings keinen einzigen Vielmehr ist das Buch brutal und deprimierend Die Autorin berichtet von einer an einem Hirntumor erkrank Do Tampons Take Your Virginity klingt ja eher nach M dchenaufkl rungsbuch Zusammen mit dem Untertitel A Catholic Girl s Memoir habe ich schon eher auf etwas Interessantes, m glicherweise Lustiges getippt Die lobenden Zitate auf der Buchr ckseite best tigen das und haben mich auf laugh out loud Momente vorbereitet Von denen gab es nach den ersten 20 Seiten allerdings keinen einzigen Vielmehr ist das Buch brutal und deprimierend Die Autorin berichtet von einer an einem Hirntumor erkrankten Mutter und einem tyrannischen Vater, der seine Kinder schl gt und seine Frau sogar im Krankenhausbett noch begatten muss An sich kein Thema, ber das man nicht schreiben sollte, aber wenn mir lustige Anekdoten aus dem Leben eines katholischen M dchens versprochen werden, will ich nicht ber Familienmissbrauch lesen.Das Erschreckende an dem Buch ist, dass es Memoiren sind, woraus ich entnehme, dass die Autorin all diese Ereignisse mehr oder weniger genau so durchlebt hat Und das ist grauenhaft Das zeichnet einen f rs Leben und das h rt man leider auch am Ton der Erz hlung Marie Simas klingt verbittert und w tend, was sie mir zunehmend unsympathisch gemacht hat Sie verallgemeinert nicht nur Lesben und Latinos, sie findet auch nichts dabei, dass die portugiesischen Fischer glauben, alles was im Ozean schwimmt, d rfte nach Belieben von ihnen gefangen und verzehrt werden Stichwort bedrohte Tierarten Auch Schilderungen aus ihren Teenagerjahren haben sie mir alles andere als sympathisch gemacht, da sie beinahe stolz davon erz hlt, wie sie ihre Freunde ausgenutzt und M nner nur f r Sex benutzt hat.Dazu gesellt sich ein begrenztes Vokabular an Schimpfworten Alles ist shitty , jeder Zweite ein asshole und fucking ist sowieso das perfekte Adjektiv f r alles Die Ausdr cke tauchen viel zu oft auf und verlieren dadurch g nzlich an Wirkung, so dass die Sprache der Autorin einfach nur derbe und einfallslos klingt.Nach 100 Seiten Negativit t habe ich die letzten 60 Seiten nur noch berflogen Hier wird ein wenig mehr aus den lteren Jahren der Autorin geschildert Unter anderem berichtet sie von ihrer Schwangerschaft ungewollt, da sie zu faul war die Pille zu nehmen und die rauszieh Methode halt nicht immer funktioniert meine Fresse, gibt es heutzutage echt noch so dumme Menschen und der endg ltigen Abkapselung von ihrem Vater.Alles in allem h tte Marie Simas vielleicht mehr Zeit in berarbeitungen und Verlagssuchen investieren sollen anstatt sich aufs self publishing zu verlassen Ein richtiger Verlag h tte ihrem Buch vielleicht auch die passende H lle verliehen und ein paar Schimpfw rter gestrichen


  7. says:

    from Murphy s Library I didn t know what I d think of this book when I first saw the title and the cover, but I decided to give it a try because I d read some positive reviews, but nothing much spoilerish Let me tell you even if this isn t the genre of book I usually read, I had a really good time.The memoirs go from sad to funny in a matter of a few pages, and you see yourself in little details It s a book with a lesson, even if it just shows up towards the from Murphy s Library I didn t know what I d think of this book when I first saw the title and the cover, but I decided to give it a try because I d read some positive reviews, but nothing much spoilerish Let me tell you even if this isn t the genre of book I usually read, I had a really good time.The memoirs go from sad to funny in a matter of a few pages, and you see yourself in little details It s a book with a lesson, even if it just shows up towards the end You often found yourself thinking if Marie s life wasn t good at all But it was You see it in the little rich details that the narrative has.And let me tell you I really like this narrative Really, really, really liked it I found amazing the nonchalant way Marie uses to speak, and each story is so muchthan just the few pages where it was The tone was an amazing weapon used to the brim by Marie Simas.My negative points while I truly understood the title, I don t think it is a good one I could think of dozens of different titles that would becommercial The revision was very good, the book was extremely well written, the edition was simple, but very good too.The title and the cover that matches the name where the only things that bothered me And I was a little guilty because sometimes I felt like I was invading Marie s personal space While the narrative worked fine for Marie Simas, it could put some people a littlesensitive off,than me.Overall, it is a very good memoir book and I had a great time reading it It s better if it is your genre of books, but you really can enjoy it fully even if you just want to give it a try I tried and had a great time tampons and all


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    I started reading it as soon as I got home and saw it in the mail, and finished it a little over two hours later Overall, I really liked the book It was quirky, a bit gut wrenching, disturbing, and hopeful all at the same time Why the 3 stars then Because I can t get over the title It s an interesting title, a unique title, a title that is sure to make someone do a double take Unfortunately, it s also, in my opinion, a horrible title for this book as it completely gives the wrong impressio I started reading it as soon as I got home and saw it in the mail, and finished it a little over two hours later Overall, I really liked the book It was quirky, a bit gut wrenching, disturbing, and hopeful all at the same time Why the 3 stars then Because I can t get over the title It s an interesting title, a unique title, a title that is sure to make someone do a double take Unfortunately, it s also, in my opinion, a horrible title for this book as it completely gives the wrong impression about what the book is about This was not a memoir of a Catholic girl writing about weird questions she had to deal with It was a memoir of a girl, who just happened to be Catholic though religion isn t a big part of this book at all , writing about growing up with an extremely abusive and horrendous father and moving past that.Simas tells a compelling story I was a little thrown at first by the episodic nature of the book, but it becomes clear just why she chose that structure at the very last few pages of the book She writes about some truly traumatic and horrific experiences defiantly, catharticly, and with a bit of tongue in cheek humor I admired I don t know if I could have survived in her family and emerged half way functioning Review copy courtesy of the author via Goodreads First Reads


  9. says:

    This book needs a Trigger Warning Talk of physical, verbal, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse Do Tampons Take Your Virginity A Catholic Girl s Memoir , was not what I expected and that seems to be the review consensus I expectedhumour then what was in the book but then maybe that is all in the eye of the reader as I can relate to having to find humour in dark places.I thank Marie for being so open about her childhood experiences She has taken an experience usually kept qui This book needs a Trigger Warning Talk of physical, verbal, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse Do Tampons Take Your Virginity A Catholic Girl s Memoir , was not what I expected and that seems to be the review consensus I expectedhumour then what was in the book but then maybe that is all in the eye of the reader as I can relate to having to find humour in dark places.I thank Marie for being so open about her childhood experiences She has taken an experience usually kept quiet and given it a very loud and unashamed voice Marie shares a message of never giving up, not being afraid of change and the possibility of survival and creating a better life after abuse Marie is a strong woman


  10. says:

    This book was not what I expected A review I read talked about the humor and while there were some funny moments, this memoir was mostly about being raised in an abusive home It was well written and often sad.


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