Please Stop Laughing at Me
By Eric Xu
About the Main Character
Jodee Blanco went through character vs. self and character vs. society.
Character vs. self: She had to overcome her want to be popular and her distaste of herself.
Character vs. society: Bullies and pretty much everyone makes her an outcast.
To show how desperate she is, she quotes her thoughts, 'I imagine a Faustian bargain with the popular students at school,' (Blanco 192). Once she became friends with Annie, she learned to care about the bullies less, and stop worrying about being popular. It wasn't described very clearly the bullies actions, but it seemed that she was less aware of it, and managed to survive high school through a miracle and her willpower.
Jodee shares her experience with 5,200 students.
My Favourite Quote
One of my favourite quotes from the book is, 'Often, the opponent isn't another fighter, but my own self-doubt,' (Blanco 212). I also have this problem, even though a little bit of self doubt is a good thing, but little self esteem can destroy the heart, mind, body and soul*.
Jodee gives out signatures at a school
Blanco, Jodee, and Jodee Blanco. Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational Story. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2003. Print.
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Jodee Blanco Gives Presentation on Bullying at Onekama Schools. Dir. Manistee News Advocate. Perf. Jodee Blanco. N.p., n.d. Web.
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Thaik, Dr. Cynthia. "Self-Doubt Destroys the Heart, Mind, Body and Soul." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 06 May 2016.
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