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
This is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened too. Narrated by the author it tells the story of her life and her own brilliant brand of feminism. It is intelligent, fascinating, thought provoking, bawdy and bloody hysterical.
Caitlin Moran! Because DUH!
How to be a thinking human.
Some of it might be a bit tricky if you don't understand British accents, sense of humour or culture but be brave and try it anyway.
At first it was amusing with a couple of laugh out loud moments but after awhile it just became her views on everything.. blah blah blah, i could not finish, finally got tired of hearing her voice.
It has not turned me off this genre, I am open to other books like this
Too long, it might have gotten better, I was waiting for it to end and it never did. So I did.
All of it
Talking about vaginas and what she and her husband were trying to figure out about referencing her daughters vagina after cleaning a particularly messy diaper. The whole thing is very funny and right in so many ways.
SO many. I couldn't even count them. When she was first talking about bras and panties, I had to pull the car over I was laughing so hard.
the UK's gone mad
The author reads this one and her performance made it even better. There are a few words I had to look up as the author is British and uses some phrases that are not standard in teh US. Loved the story, the narrator and the quality of the production. I would love to see more by this author- writing and narrating preferably.
The author, who narrates the book, does not just tell the story of her life but offers lessons learned the read can take away.
Her voice is amazing.
The book you wish you had when puberty hit.
someone younger, perhaps british
read or written more clearly
I had difficulty with the british accent
I didn't listen to the whole book.
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!
Caitlin Moran brought up some very provocative (meant both ways) concepts in her book that would promote interesting discussion with the right group. Being a humorist, I expected Moran to make me laugh out loud, but I did not. I am giving her the benefit of the doubt in that I think I just don't jibe well with British humor. This is a very feminist work, though Moran would eschew this label.
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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