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How to Be a Woman Audiobook

How to Be a Woman

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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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    Mae Mathis 05-29-16
    Mae Mathis 05-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Read it, read it now!"

    So, so good! If you've ever struggled to put into words what it's like to be a woman this is the hilarious succinct book of your dreams.

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    Adam 05-12-16
    Adam 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Invaluable presentation of modern female struggles"

    It's a must read for every man out there. Do everyone a favour: understanding this.

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    Deborah Knowles 05-05-16

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    "Surprisingly yet sadly funny"

    Modern humorous perspective on feminism. Different from more angsty messages, yet thought provoking and compelling.

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    Amazon Customer 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshing and Hilarious"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Be a Woman to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Be a Woman?

    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.


    What about Caitlin Moran’s performance did you like?

    I like that her passion comes through in her performance.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Yaraseth 04-21-16
    Yaraseth 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun Crazy,Wild and upfront"

    This is a book with strong opinions the author has no fear to speak her mind. Really enjoyed it !

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    Terry Smith Seattle 04-21-16
    Terry Smith Seattle 04-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "My favorite book"

    I loved this book. It had me in tears, laughing. The message resonated deeply, and story told artfully.

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    Robin 04-14-16
    Robin 04-14-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Yes yep yeah"

    Fantastic. Hilarious. Spot on. Truthful. Wear a liner because you might laugh some pee out (as any strident feminist would).

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    Kingfisher 03-21-16
    Kingfisher 03-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Inconsistent volume"

    I honestly couldn't get too far in this because the narrator kept changing volume, which meant it went from calm monologue to loud yells sporadically. To save my ears, I quit.

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    Lulu 02-04-16
    Lulu 02-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "listened 3 times!!!"

    I want all my friends to read this book! I often dislike when authors read their own book, but Caitlan ROCKS this book and makes it even better. I'm so glad I listened to this book rather than read it!

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    E F 01-13-16
    E F 01-13-16 Member Since 2015

    ...I love listening!

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    "Important thoughts, humor, and feminism 101"

    I shouldn't have waited so long to listen to this- I loved her first book and should have just trusted I would like this one as much. I have a lot of love for Caitlin Moran after hearing this book. She makes you feel good about being who you are, a flawed human- but in ways you're not used to.

    I really love her ideas about SO many things, but my new fave may be a little bit of a problematic fave. I REALLY wish she didn't compare sexism with racism in the ways she does. That and a few other things made me feel a little sad, but I think any book that delves into such controversial topics will have trouble being perfectly aligned with everyone's thoughts. She is VERY white and VERY British. That being said, I do feel like I learned things and laughed very often listening to this book.

    Some of her more humorous ideas from this book- such as you're not fat as long as you're "human shaped," and how you can tell if women's beauty standards are bull (if men do them too, or not) will stick around in my head for a long time. She has an honest, hilarious way of approaching the world that I appreciate very much!

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