How to be a woman / Caitlin Moran.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: [London] : Ebury, 2011.
ISBN: 9780091940737 (pbk.) : 0091940737 (pbk.) :
Part memoir, part rant, 'How To Be A Woman' follows Caitlin Moran from her terrible 13th birthday, through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.
313 p. ; 22 cm.
NWR bookgroup review Review of How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran I approached this book with great anticipation having had it recommended to me by a friend who is also a member of a bookgroup, and having much enjoyed Raised by Wolves on TV recently. Imagine my shock, then, that within the first page or two I encountered very colourful language and rather more details about bodily functions that I would ever wish to think about. I have not read the author's column in The Times so was somewhat unprepared for this. However, I ploughed on, and this is quite an appropriate metaphor, because I did not find it a riveting read. Moran is an extremely talented and skilful writer, and I often laughed out loud at the way she described situations, things that happened to her and to others. Basically, it is a serious rant about attitudes to women which she examines very thoroughly and authoritatively, and I think she does this very well. Despite this I had to make myself persevere b
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