Britain’s most talented, award-winning and bestselling columnist collected here for the very first time
‘In How To Be a Woman, I was limited to a single topic: women. Their hair, their shoes and their crushes on Aslan from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (which I KNOW to be universal).
‘However! In Moranthology – as the title suggests – I am set free to tackle THE REST OF THE WORLD: Ghostbusters, Twitter, caffeine, panic attacks, Michael Jackson's memorial service, being a middle-class marijuana addict, Doctor Who, binge-drinking, Downton Abbey, pandas, my own tragically early death, and my repeated failure to get anyone to adopt the nickname I have chosen for myself: 'Puffin'.
‘I go to a sex club with Lady Gaga, cry on Paul McCartney's guitar, get drunk with Kylie, appear on Richard & Judy as a gnome, climb into the TARDIS, sniff Sherlock Holmes's pillow at 221b Baker Street, write Amy Winehouse's obituary, turn up late to Downing Street for Gordon Brown, and am rudely snubbed at a garden party by David Cameron – although that's probably because I called him 'a C-3PO made of ham'. Fair enough.
‘And, in my spare time – between hangovers – I rant about the welfare state, library closures and poverty; like a shit Dickens or Orwell, but with tits.’
About the Author
Caitlin Moran had literally no friends in 1990, and so had plenty of time to write her first novel,The Chronicles Of Narmo, at the age of 15. At 16 she joined music weekly,Melody Maker, and at 18 briefly presented the pop show 'Naked City' on Channel 4. Following this precocious start she then put in 18 solid years as a columnist onThe Times- as a TV critic and in the most-read part of the paper, the 'Celebrity Watch'. The eldest of eight children, home-educated in a council house in Wolverhampton, Caitlin isn't really her name. She was christened 'Catherine'. But she saw 'Caitlin' in a Jilly Cooper novel when she was 13 and thought it looked exciting. That's why she pronounces it incorrectly: 'Catlin'. It causes trouble for everyone.
"Hilarious [and] sharply intelligent ... she is one of the most astute social commentators hitting a keyboard today ... guaranteed to brighten up anyone's life" Independent "As insightful and every bit as funny as her last book, but with broader range" Elle "She is a brilliant, brilliant writer" Glamour "Properly funny, naughty and admirably no-nonsense, it's every bit as brilliant as you'd expect" Closer "I adore, admire and am addicted to Caitlin Moran's writing" -- Nigella Lawson
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 13th September 2012
Country of Publication: GB