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GIRL ON THE BLOCK: A TRUE STORY OF COMING OF AGE BEHIND THE COUNTER is out worldwide.

For fans of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & ButterGirl on the Block is a fascinating and grisly look at a profession you probably haven’t given much thought to.Pure Wow

“Foodies will appreciate Wragg’s honest take on the evolving world of butchery.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“It wasn’t easy to make it in the male-dominated meat industry, but she did. You’re going to love her story.” – Hello Giggles



Girl on the Block is the debut memoir from Jessica Wragg, blending her own history with a closer look at butchery and all that surrounds it. With questions about ageism, sexism and the role the meat industry plays in the global climate crisis, Girl on the Block is a guided tour through an industry we don’t often give a second thought to. With recipes, essays, and ‘how-to’ butchery guides interspersed, Girl on the Block is a must-have for any foodie, feminist, or fan of an outsider story.