A brand-new collection of Caitlin's award-winning Times columns plus three major new pieces exclusive to this book - one of which is Caitlin's Moranifesto for a better world. As with Moranthology, Caitlin introduces every piece and weaves her writing together into a brilliant, seamless book. And, similarly to her last collection, Moranifesto is a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture and society.
But it is also - as we all are these days - much more socially engaged, with strong and important pieces on poverty, the media and class. And, of course, she is never afraid to address the big issues, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and duffel coats. Who else but Caitlin Moran - a true Renaissance woman - could deal with topics as pressing and diverse as gaying up the Olympics, affordable housing, 1980s swearing, boarding schools and why the Internet is like a drunken toddler?
From austerity and Hillary Clinton to cystitis and Ant & Dec, Caitlin's manifesto is an engaging and mischievous rallying call for our times.
©2016 Caitlin Moran (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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"Brilliant and Funny as always"
Another belter from Moran, takes you through a range of emotions with some really thought provoking ideas. Laugh out loud funny in parts and brilliantly written.
"I want to immerse myself in Moran's brilliant bubble!"
The only criticism I have is that Moran didn't read this herself! The book is excellent, intelligent and intuitive. Her Moranifesto proposes genuinely excellent ideas for how we can improve this country as well as ourselves as individuals. I recommend this book to everyone - man, woman, child, Eskimo, Korean, Swedish, French, Iranian, et al!
Brilliant as always! Wise, hilarious and moving. I wish everyone would read it, and then talk about it. Thank you Caitlin Moran.
loved every second of it, would listen again and again and again. Caitlin Moran is an epic author and something every girl should read!!!
I loved every minute of this book. Caitlins observations of life and politics through a working class, gritty and feminist attitude made me both thoughtful then howl with laughter. Thank you for the ride
"Another hit for Caitlin Moran!"
Review: if you've been following the blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a massive fan of Caitlin Moran and her work. Now I wasn't so sure what Moranifesto was going to be like when I heard that this was her next project but her books are an auto-buy for me and so of course i had to get it! The book is split into topics and there are previously published columns on these topics as well as some articles she has written specifically for this book. This is a really good format I feel as it means you can pick this book up and put it down again after just reading an article or two. I ended up listening to this book on audiobook so I didn't really read it that way but it would be amazing if you are reading this on a commute because each section is short and so allows you to read in between legs of your journey.
Caitlin Moran's voice is as strong as ever in this latest book. She covers topics such as high heels and relationships, right down to rape and politics. If you've ever read anything by Moran before you'll know she tells it like it is and so if you're easily offended by straight talking, you should approach this one with caution. You know what each section or article is going to be about, however, before you read it and so if any of these are triggers, you can simply breeze last them. Equally, if you really don't fancy the section on women's clothing, you can skip it and come back to it later,
One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was Caitlin's introduction before each section and each article. She had some witty comments of an anecdote that out each article into context and so you felt really like she was talking to you and only you the entire time, like the whole book was taking place through your conversation (I would LOVE to have a conversation with this lady I can tell you!) this and the structure meant that it was a fairly quick read. I felt educated on some of the areas I knew less about and learned some interesting statistics that I think had been kept hidden from me for quite a while. The section on sex workers was a particular eye opener. I would really recommend the audiobook of this one, although if you are planning on reading this over your morning/evening commute then perhaps a physical copy might be better suited. I enjoyed this book and it will sit happily with the rest of my Caitlin Moran collection and be bought for many friends as her previous books have been.
It's an important listen. This book is important to all humans, not just the women! It's beautifully written; heart breaking in places, hilarious in others. It's a meaningful read.
Neary's US accent is a bit cringe worthy in places and grates as does her supposition that Leicester is Brummy. It really isn't, I know if you live in the south you think it is, but it really isn't!! Moran's writing is electric. Moranifesto is a fantastic follow up to her previous books and needs to be read/heard.
"shes done it again"
laugh out loud funny and stupendously clever. Caitlin Moran has set the world to rights.
"What do editors do these days?"
I did enjoy this book very much but only gave it 3/5 stars because it remained a collection of the author's newspaper columns, rather than a coherent book. I have read and laughed out loud over Moran's columns and I was not disappointed by her touching collection, apart from the fact that her editors seem to have let us down by not appearing to have done anything that adds value. Cut and paste, a bit of crossreferencing and voila! A new product! A bit like the plot of a Sex in the City episode, substituting Caitlin Moran for Carrie Bradshaw.
"Awesome book, disappointing narration"
I get that narrating Caitlin Moran must be really hard, but the narration here sounds a bit annoying. Especially the bits where an American accent is used. Please never try an American accent again? Other than that, was really moved ans inspired by the content.
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