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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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    Nelli Taylor 01-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    Caitlin Moran is my hero. This book is my very favorite-- I've listened to it at least 5 times now and recommended it to everyone I know.

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    Adrienne Norris 10-26-15
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    "Loved it!"

    She really delves into the contradictions of what it's like to be a woman. Amazing!

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    Brianne Hiroya 10-13-15
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    "Highly recommend"

    I downloaded this book read by the author to pass the time while traveling with my parents. How to be a Woman grabbed my attention with funny stories and life lessons told in an unapologetic way by the author. Caitlin Moran adds dimension to my viewpoint of being female and even human. Recommended for anyone who is interested in any biographical storytelling.

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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
    Amy Chicago, IL 08-09-15 Member Since 2013
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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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    "Great."

    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 2016
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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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    "Great"

    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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