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  • Published: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091940744
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99
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How To Be a Woman




A new way to look at feminism from Caitlin Moran, one of our funniest writers


Listen to the brand new dramatisation of How To Be a Woman, narrated by Caitlin herself, as part of BBC Radio 4's Riot Girls season

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.

  • Published: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091940744
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the author

Caitlin Moran

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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Praise for How To Be a Woman

I adore, admire and - more - am addicted to Caitin Moran's writing

Nigella Lawson

I have been waiting for this book my whole life

Claudia Winkleman

This might just be the funniest intelligent book ever written .. Moran's work packs a feminist punch in a way that Germaine Greer and an entire army of female eunuchs could never do, because she writes about things we've all done, thought, and said - but not quite so eloquently...the book everyone will be talking about

Stylist

Moran's writing sparkles with wit and warmth. Like the confidences of your smartest friend

Simon Pegg

It would almost be unkind to call this an important book, because what it mostly is is engaging, brave and consistently, cleverly naughtily funny, but actually it is important that we talk about this stuff

Katy Guest, Independent on Sunday

Humour and common sense make Moran's redefining of what it means to be a feminist as readable as it is essential

Elle

Spectacular! Very, very funny, moving and revealing

Jonathan Ross

It is so brilliant ... it deserves to be read more than once

Emma Watson

A must read for all humans, this

Dave Sexton, Evening Standard

The book EVERY woman should read

Grazia

A witty and bold account of modern womanhood ... she is a genuinely original talent

Germaine Greer, The Times

Hilarious

Heat

Very, very funny...however, if you are female and particularly if you are a female under the age of 30, then, tucked around the jokes, Moran has provided you with a short, sharp, feminist manifesto.

Miranda Sawyer, Observer

Addictive stuff and extremely funny

Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times

I loved How to be a Woman so much that, during the two days it took me to read, I couldn't bear to be parted from it; like a best friend you can't stop gossiping with.

Sunday Express

I devoured How to Be A Woman in one sitting...this is the book that frustrated boyfriends have wanted someone...to write for decades

Dan Stevens, The Times

Anarchic, bonkers 21st century woman's lib with laughs

Red

Moran is a clever, cheery companionable voice of sanity and How to Be A Woman is a laugh-aloud call to arms

Metro

This brilliantly argued and urgently needed book - highly comic and deadly serious - is precisely what feminism has been waiting for

TLS

Ingeniously funny....In her brilliant, original voice, Moran successfully entertains and enlightens her audience with hard-won wisdom and wit....She doesn't politicize feminism; she humanizes it.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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