Book Review: Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl’s Memoir by Marie Simas

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

The title and the brief description of the book are a little misleading. Is it funny? There are moments when the author laughs at life or finds humor in otherwise unfunny situations.

The Goodreads description of “surprisingly funny” and “hilarious, uncomfortable situations” heavily glosses over the very real, brutally honest essays of spousal rape and child abuse in a strict Catholic home.

This isn’t a book about religion or even the author’s own relationship with religion but a peek into an abusive home and the steps one takes to separate one’s self from a dark past.

That said, I enjoyed the book. I was certainly thrown off by the description but found the writing to be real, honest and engaging. While a quick read, the subject matter can’t be classified as “light” but I was drawn in from the beginning and consumed the book from start to finish pretty quickly.

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One thought on “Book Review: Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl’s Memoir by Marie Simas

  1. Iva says:

    This is my first time visit at here and i am truly impressed to read everthing at
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