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
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.
I loved this book! I laughed and celebrated my womanhood! Thank you Caitlin! YOU ROCK!
I found this book from Amanda Palmer, author of The Art of Asking (another GREAT book). Both get gold stars from this Wyoming gal!
This was my first book.
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!￼
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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