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How to Be a Woman | [Caitlin Moran]

How to Be a Woman

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.
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Publisher's Summary

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth - whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children - to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

©2011 Caitlin Moran (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Danielle W. 08-21-15
    Danielle W. 08-21-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Now I know how to be a woman."
    What did you love best about How to Be a Woman?

    I loved her perspective. I didn't always agree but when I did, I wanted to pump my fist in the air and say "hell ya!"


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Her story.


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    KDirt Jackson, WY United States 08-21-15
    KDirt Jackson, WY United States 08-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "You've got to read this!!"
    Where does How to Be a Woman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved this book! I laughed and celebrated my womanhood! Thank you Caitlin! YOU ROCK!


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I found this book from Amanda Palmer, author of The Art of Asking (another GREAT book). Both get gold stars from this Wyoming gal!


    Have you listened to any of Caitlin Moran’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first book.


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    Amy Chicago, IL 08-09-15
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    "Fabulous read"

    I work with college aged women. I want every single one of them, and every one of my friends, to read this book.

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    Allie 08-01-15
    Allie 08-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    Poignant and funny, the authors reading is fantastic. I truly loved this book. Well done.

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    Laurie 07-10-15
    Laurie 07-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Moran is my new hero!!"

    Laugh out loud funny, poignant and really really honest. Stumbled upon her second book, How to build a girl (which I highly recommend as well) and just couldn't get enough. The next step is to search out her columns!

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    Connie 07-09-15
    Connie 07-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this book!!"

    I loved the book, I never laughed so much! It really took me back to my childhood, and the struggles, growing up in a house full of boys!

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    Gregor USA 07-06-15
    Gregor USA 07-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    A autobiography that is easy to listen to throughout can be hard to find. Caitlin Moran is witty, revealing, and a smart critic to boot.

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    Berta 07-03-15
    Berta 07-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, too loud"

    Great book, interesting and very funny.
    Caitlin reads it with flare but it gets too loud at certain points, with her shouting certain parts. While it was funny and enjoyable, I constantly had to change the volume of my device so as not to get a pierced eardrum. Be aware of this if you listen with earphones.

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    Amanda 06-20-15
    Amanda 06-20-15
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    "Everything you love to hate about feminism!"

    This book sings to my feminist heart! Caitlin Moran's incredible at encompassing all of the quirks and contradictions of being a feminist- she's funny and insightful and away both men and women can appreciate and enjoy. This is definitely a book you can read over and over again!

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    tonya 06-15-15
    tonya 06-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I'll listen again"

    I quite enjoyed this book. Caitlin is humorous and enthusiastic in her reading. Although there were some aspects that made me cringe, I continued through it and am very glad I did. It is sensible feminism and gave me a lot to think on.

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