When i bought this book i had no idea it was book on feminism, but i am glad i continued with the book because she made excellent points about feminism and made it current and rel-eatable to women of this time. i never felt like she was preachy or trying to force her view on me, also she never bashed men or came off as a man hater.
The auother was my favorite i enjoyed listening to her opinion and her life stories
I loved her performance she was very engaging like you were sitting with her in her house having a chat.
Yes. i go on long walk 2 hours at a time and every time my walk ended i wasnt ready to stop listening to the audiobook
Moran has the hability to dedramatize sensitive issues - which is positive! It was my first experience listening to an audiobook, and walking around while listening to her made me feel like I had a really cool friend telling me her really interesting story with lots of jokes and important points. I definately recognized myself in a lot of what she talked about and enjoyed how she gave a warm human dimension to everything she said. Yes, there are a bunch of swear words *everywhere*, but really, they're part of the performance! I'd absolutely recommand that book to a friend.
I like the chapter about strip clubs. It gave me a new perspective on them.
This was the first time for me.
Too much information... in a good way!
This is an instant all-time favorite. It's a philosophy primer that’s hilarious — not an easy feat to pull off, especially if you don’t dilute the philosophy. This is a great book for everyone who thought they might be a feminist. It explains everything that defines being a woman these days. She’s not afraid to call out her heroes for stupid comments (Germaine Greer). The personal anecdotes are priceless. A co-worker and I email mail sentences back and forth and crack each other up. The narration is spot-on; Moran's performance comes off as almost a standup concert.
I dont know I didnt read the print version
the boldfaced HONESTY. And the quirky humor.
Her chapters about various feminine issues like underware, fashion and abortion. Laugh out loud moments like "I am Pro big panties" and her honest description of her abortion decision and experience.
Her honest description of her abortion decision and experience. So many women don't have the courage to talk about this issue from their own real experience.
You don't need to be a feminist to read this book...but it is HONEST with a capital H. I love the frank discussion on every topic from motherhood, weight and self image, masturbation and sexuality, etc. She leaves no stone unturned with her views on all things that challenge the modern woman.
Listening to Caitlin Moran read her own writing is superb. She is entertaining.
It's such a cliche, but this is a book that will make you laugh to tears and cry real tears. It's good.
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I loved the book! Caitlin has a delightful voice! I felt her love for me ... as a feminist. A woman who loves people ... both men and women. WE ROCK!
Who can resist a memoir read by the the woman who remembers? I loved how she described the moment she realized she was in love ... and how her brother's body draped on the back of a couch, because there wasn't room elsewhere.
My favorite moment ... Caitlin's childhood discovery of lust ...
There was a chapter that seemed to be a rant about her world in pop-culture. I didn't relate. I don't focus a lot on Hollywood - except in weak moments checking out my groceries. I was disappointed that she didn't highlight some more strong women like Chelsea Clinton. There are more and more beautiful and strong women in our 'pop culture' to watch ... beyond music and fashion. Clearly, this one chapter inspired my desire to share what I just shared with you - with Caitlin. You will do. Don't usually have a STRONG desire to speak directly to the author, but I do with Caitlin. A compliment to her personal style. I connected...
Brooklyn dog owner and detective story fan. I also enjoy memoirs, short stories and literary fiction.
Caitlin Moran will join your roster of Fantasy Brunch League - earning a seat at the table between Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maria Bamford, Tig Notarto et al. A smart, funny read, Moran's chapter about abortion sneaks in, Trojan Horse style, to deliver a powerful punch.
I REALLY liked this. Moran is an extremely entertaining narrator, and I so much liked what she had to say about the virtues of strident feminism that I've been nagging my 19 year old daughter to listen to it, and have at last met with success! Anyway, there were a lot of British cultural and celebrity references that I just didn't get, so I bought the paperback to help me resolve them. After I do, I'm going to return to this and listen to it again!
This audiobook just edges out Samantha Bee's "I know I am but what are you?" and Wendy Spero's "Microthrills".
While the memoir portion of the book was hysterical, heartbreaking and a truly enjoyable read, it was the way she wove in her views on feminism in the modern world which had me looking both inwards and outwards. Her no-nonsense approach to what women deal with and that we cannot choose to sit on the sidelines. That it is our choice to step into our own lives and live it. A great read for any woman and if the men can get through the squeamish bits I think they'd learn a great deal also. Way to go Cailin!
Caitlin Moran is my new favorite person in the world!
She narrates the story well and is very fun to listen to.
It does have it's serious moments especially the chapter on abortion. Some listeners will be bothered by her views on abortion, childbirth and mothering, but I appreciate that she does not pull any punches and states exactly how she feels. Caitlin makes it clear that being a mother, is not a prerequisite for being a successful woman.
These subjects are only a fraction of the book; she covers many other things, like: how to dress like a woman, how to shave like a woman, how to name your breasts, how to recognize sexism, how to be in love, how to get married and how to choose role models.
It is really not so much a "how to" book but more "how not to". If it's a "how to" anything, it's how to be comfortable with who you already are and stop trying to be an impossible, ridiculous version of what society thinks you should be.
I think it is a "must listen" for all women, especially young women.
If, like me, you already think like Caitlin, you may not gain a new view of the world but you will gain additional insight, and you will be thoroughly entertained!