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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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    Adam Jaffe 04-06-17
    Adam Jaffe 04-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    I loved this book! Hilarious, truthful and gritty realism. Definitely a must read for everyone.

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    margaret magnolia, TX, United States 03-31-17
    margaret magnolia, TX, United States 03-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The single most important book in my life."

    Moran is soul-shakingly witty and kind, her observance on the world around her is humbling.

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    Book Tiger Baltimore, MD United States 03-27-17
    Book Tiger Baltimore, MD United States 03-27-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Laugh out loud funny and provocative writing"

    I loved it. I am annoyed none of my friends told me to listen to it sooner. Moran is the mentor or girlfriend you wish you had, not to mention the type of writer one should aspire to become.

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    Elizabeth boggs 03-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing and a MUST for all"

    My favorite book in years. I pissed my pants, literally from listening to this book.

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    Roy LeNeave 03-05-17
    Roy LeNeave 03-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "funny take on describing some ordeals of women"

    she is describing her life but the content is relatable to most women. struggled to understand sone parts due to accent, had to rewind and listen once again.

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    Malgorzata Kaczmarska Toronto, ON 02-19-17
    Malgorzata Kaczmarska Toronto, ON 02-19-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Every feminist should read this!"

    Not sure if you're a feminist - read this book. It's witty, it's straight to the point, there's no beating around the bush! Read by the author herself makes it even better. I recommended it to ALL my female friends. Loved it!

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    Allison Lacko 01-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious and insightful"

    Caitlin Moran will make you laugh at loud and think deeply about every part of being viewed as a woman, from heels to abortion, and how you ultimately identify as a human

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    Stacey 01-20-17
    Stacey 01-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read"

    A must read (or hear) for every woman or any human who likes women as a gender.

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    CurlyJan78 Indianapolis, IN, USA 01-11-17
    CurlyJan78 Indianapolis, IN, USA 01-11-17
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    "Hard to listen to"

    I found that as I listened that I really can justify listening to ideals I don't believe in. I enjoyed the first half of the book that focused on the authors childhood. But a lot of her current ideals I can't listen to in good faith.

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    Amazon Customer 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Woman the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy having a laugh at the silliness that being a woman is.


    What does Caitlin Moran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accent is wonderful. "E" strogen for example


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