A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers
1913 – Suffragette throws herself under the King’s horse.
1969 – Feminists storm Miss World.
NOW – Caitlin Moran calls Katie Price ‘a mimsy Quisling f**k’ and demands to know why pants are getting smaller.
There’s never been a better 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 you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby?
Part-memoir, part-rant, How To Be A Woman follows Caitlin Moran from her terrible 13th birthday (“I am thirteen stone, I have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me.”) through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.
After 100,000 years of the patriarchy, the world may never be the same again!
“Moran’s writing sparkles with wit and warmth. Like the confidences of your smartest friend” Simon Pegg
“I adore, admire and – more – am addicted to Caitin Moran’s writing” Nigella Lawson
“Spectacular! Very, very funny, moving and revealing” Jonathan Ross
“I have been waiting for this book my whole life ” Claudia Winkleman
“Ever since I was eighteen I’ve wanted to be as cool as Caitlin Moran. Now this book has shown me how. Witty, wise and wonderful, this is an indispensable guide to Ladyhood. I laughed. I cried. I found out what my favourite writer calls her vagina ” Lauren Laverne
About the Author
Home-educated alongside seven siblings in Wolverhampton, Caitlin Moran won the Observer's ‘Young Reporter of the Year’ competition in 1990 - at the age of 15 - and published a children’s novel, The Chronicles of Narmo (Corgi), a year later. Employed as a weekly columnist and critic by The Times since the age of 17, Caitlin Moran is the BPA's ‘Columnist of The Year 2010’.
"Moran's writing sparkles with wit and warmth. Like the confidences of your smartest friend" -- Simon Pegg "I adore, admire and - more - am addicted to Caitin Moran's writing" -- Nigella Lawson "Spectacular! Very, very funny, moving and revealing" -- Jonathan Ross "I have been waiting for this book my whole life" -- Claudia Winkleman "Ever since I was eighteen I've wanted to be as cool as Caitlin Moran. Now this book has shown me how. Witty, wise and wonderful, this is an indispensable guide to Ladyhood. I laughed. I cried. I found out what my favourite writer calls her vagina" -- Lauren Laverne
|Prologue: The Worst Birthday Ever||p. 1|
|I Start Bleeding!||p. 15|
|I Become Furry!||p. 41|
|I Don't Know What To Call My Breasts!||p. 57|
|I Am A Feminist!||p. 71|
|I Need A Bra!||p. 89|
|I Am Fat!||p. 103|
|I Encounter Some Sexism!||p. 119|
|I Am In Love!||p. 143|
|I Go Lap-dancing!||p. 165|
|I Get Married!||p. 177|
|I Get Into Fashion!||p. 195|
|Why You Should Have Children||p. 217|
|Why You Shouldn't Have Children||p. 235|
|Role Models And What We Do With Them||p. 247|
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Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th June 2011
Dimensions (cm): 13.7 x 21.7 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.35