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352 pages, Hardcover
First published October 18, 2016
"Toile's type is heroin for a guy like Jesse."
"And what type is that?" I asked.
Spencer laughed. "Duh. She's a manic pixie dream girl."
"The wacky outfits.
The unexpected actions.
The positive feedback loop.
The relentlessly sunny disposition.
Manic pixie dream girl was a formula."
"That manic-pixie-dream-girl thing isn't total crap, you know. You can inspire someone without sacrificing yourself in the process."
"Women are not on this planet exclusively to inspire men and make them happy. We have our own dreams and needs, our own shit to get done. We run companies, countries, international organizations. We're not props, and we're certainly not here to cater to men's egos."
“A manic pixie dream girl is a character trope: a quirky, effervescent female who walks to the beat of her own drum and makes the male lead feel like she’s changed his world.”