The beginning of the book was wonderful. All cheery and embarrassing stories from her childhood and youth mixed in with some life lessons that she picked up the hard way. Then once we reach her early adulthood the book becomes more of a complaint about everything she doesn't like. Instead of spending six hours ranting about strip clubs, high heels, and how generally awful men are, maybe continue with the personal aspect of the story rather than aim your megaphone at anyone or thing you don't personally enjoy.
The huge cliff it dropped off in the second half. The book was wonderful and funny in the beginning, but about halfway through it turned into one sexist and stereotyping rant after the other.
The second half would have been rewritten so as not to come off as isolating all possible readers who occasionally do feminine things and don't whole themselves off in a closet doing angsty things late into their 20s.
I can't say enough that I LOVED the first half, but being a woman who occassionally likes a pair of high heels, and does someday want to enjoy her wedding, and doesn't think that strip clubs and burlesque are all that different...we had some differences that in the end were irreconcilable.
I don't agree with some extreme stances taken here, but particularly love the chapters on having or not having children and abortion.
It's a must read for every man out there. Do everyone a favour: understanding this.
I think listening to the audio version added to the book because you could hear the accent that Caitlin Moran wrote the book with. Sometimes when a writer has a different accent than the reader, the word choices don't completely make sense because different areas of the world use different sayings and slang.
Caitlin Moran is very frank and gets into some really personal areas of her life. Some of these areas can be very cringe worthy but she handles them with humor and understanding that not everyone will agree with her.
I like that her passion comes through in her performance.
If you are easily offended or have trouble with slang and curse words, this book is not for you. If you like it when people give it to you straight and are really honest about hard topics, you will get a lot of use out of this book.