1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a ...
1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin Moran answers these questions and more in "How To Be A Woman" - following her from her terrible 13th birthday ('I am 13 stone, have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me') through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.
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Book was enjoyed my niece (it was a birthday gift.
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Oct 11, 2012
WOW... need to read book
Every intelligent man that ever fell in love with a woman needs to read this book. All the things I wanted to know about a woman but was affaid to ask. I now have a new appreciation for all of the women in my life.
Sep 22, 2012
Feminism is a good thing
Witty, honest ramblings about the condition of womanhood. It is my responsibility to myself, my daughters, and all the women I love to be a feminist.
May 26, 2012
This was a really excellent read, this woman is out there!!!! An inspiration to all woman.
Publishers Weekly, 2012-11-26 Speaking on everything even remotely related to being a woman in today's society, the hilarious Caitlin Moran offers plenty of insight into her life and times in this book aimed at enlightening women (and any brave men). Relating personal tales from her years as a youth, teenager, and finally as wife, mother, and professional writer, Moran narrates in an off-the-cuff tone that is at once down-to-earth and inviting. Her performance is reminiscent of an old friend offering solid advice without ever being preachy or didactic. Moran's stories are entertaining, and her narration demonstrates an inherent skill at performance. While some men won't understand some of her more subtle references to womanhood, they will find it hard to not chuckle at Moran's outlook on life. A Harper Perennial paperback. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2012-04-09 Part memoir, part postmodern feminist rant, this award-winning British TV critic and celebrity writer brings her ingeniously funny views to the States. Moran's journey into womanhood begins on her 13th birthday when boys throw rocks at her 182-pound body, and her only friend, her sister Caz, hands her a homemade card reminding her to please turn 18 or die soon so Caz can inherit her bedroom. Always resourceful-as the eldest of eight children from Wolverhampton-the author embarrasses herself often enough to become an authority on how to masturbate; name one's breasts; and forgo a Brazilian bikini wax. She doesn't politicize feminism; she humanizes it. Everyone, she writes, is automatically an F-word if they own a vagina and want "to be in charge of it." Empowering women is as easy as saying-without reservation-the word "fat" and filling our handbags with necessities like a safety pin, biscuit, and "something that can absorb huge amounts of liquid." Beneath the laugh-out-loud humor is genuine insight about the blessings of having-or not having-children. With brutal honesty, she explains why she chose to have an abortion after birthing two healthy daughters with her longtime husband, Pete. Her story is as touching as it is timely. In her brilliant, original voice, Moran successfully entertains and enlightens her audience with hard-won wisdom and wit. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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