How To Be a Woman

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A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers

 
How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran

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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  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780091940744
    Published: 01/03/2012
    Imprint: Ebury Press
    Extent: 320 pages
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    ISBN: 9781446406168
    Published: 15/07/2011
    Imprint: Ebury Digital
    Extent: 320 pages
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"I adore, admire and - more - am addicted to Caitin Moran's writing" - Nigella Lawson

"Spectacular! Very, very funny, moving and revealing" - Jonathan Ross

"This might just be the funniest intelligent book ever written .. Moran's work packs a feminist punch in a way that Germaine Greer and an entire army of female eunuchs could never do, because she writes about things we've all done, thought, and said - but not quite so eloquently...the book everyone will be talking about" - Stylist

"I have been waiting for this book my whole life" - Claudia Winkleman

"Humour and common sense make Moran's redefining of hwat it means to be a feminist as readable as it is essential" - Elle

"A witty and bold account of modern womanhood... she is a genuinely original talent" - Germaine Greer, The Times

"This might just be the funniest intelligent book ever written .. Moran's work packs a feminist punch in a way that Germaine Greer and an entire army of female eunuchs could never do, because she writes about things we've all done, thought, and said - but not quite so eloquently...the book everyone will be talking about" - Stylist

"The book EVERY woman should read" - Grazia

"Hilarious" - Heat

"Very, very funny...however, if you are female and particularly if you are a female under the age of 30, then, tucked around the jokes, Moran has provided you with a short, sharp, feminist manifesto." - Miranda Sawyer, Observer

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Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran

CAITLIN MORAN was brought up on a council estate in Wolverhampton where she was home-educated, wore a poncho and had boys throw stones at her whilst calling her ‘a bummer'. She published a children's novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, then became a columnist at The Times at the age of 18 which, yeah, looking back now is kind of weird. At one point she was Columnist, Interviewer and Critic of the Year – so in your face, ‘bummer' boys. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How To Be a Woman was published in 25 countries, was a New York Times bestseller and won the British Book Awards Book of the Year. Her second book, Moranthology, was a Sunday Times bestseller. With her sister, she co-writes the Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves. Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 25 and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as ‘a very sexual humanitarian'.

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