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How To Be a Woman
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How To Be a Woman (Paperback)

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Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club `Our Shared Shelf' It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.



BiographyMemoirsHumourLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 01/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780091940744  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Caitlin Moran is the eldest of eight children, home-educated on a council estate in Wolverhampton, believing that if she were very good and worked very hard, she might one day evolve into Bill Murray. She published a children's novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, and became a columnist at The Times at 18. She has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. At one point, she was also Interviewer and Critic of the Year - which is good going for someone who still regularly mistypes 'the' as 'hte'. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries, and won the British Book Awards' Book of the Year 2011. Her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, were Sunday Times bestsellers, and her novel, How to Build a Girl, debuted at Number One, and is currently being adapted as a movie. She co-wrote two series of the Rose d'Or-winning Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves with her sister, Caroline. Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 23, and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as 'a very sexual humanitarian'.

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Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman was a game-changer back in the dark(er?) days of 2011... kicking off a whole new wave of candid, funny, often unflinching feminist memoirs. Overflowing with wit and honesty about being a girl, a teenager and a woman, and the many confusing issues we face: love, sex, high heels, waxing, childbirth, and what to call your bits (The Two Ronnies? Simon and Garfunkel cos one's bigger than the other?!), it's still a laugh-out-loud, enlightening feminist call-to-arms.

Heather, Campaign Manager

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 03/04/2018

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