How to be a Woman

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 9:02 am

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How to be a Woman

Caitlin Moran

2011

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Jen D

Adults

Nonfiction

humor, biography and memoir

In brief

5

This book will change your life for the funnier. No worries, you can thank me later.

Hey, you! What are you doing right this very second? Because if you haven't already, you should be reading Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman. Yeah, I know, you've heard all the hype about it and you're a bit skeptical. You think it's probably not all that great. Well, friend, you are wrong.

How to be a Woman is not an instruction manual insomuch as it is a really hilarious memoir/rant by a British journalist who just so happens to be really funny. Think really funny along the same lines as Tina Fey or Laurie Notaro, only get this-- she's a feminist and she's not afraid to let you know it.

I laughed out loud, I cried from laughing and then I laughed some more at Moran's recollection of the trials and tribulations of growing up the eldest of eight siblings in Wolverhampton, England. She goes on to recount her arrested development as a wife, mother and journalist with a frank and downright hilarious attitude toward topics such as work, strip clubs, body image and popular entertainment. I kind of want to be her BFF. Well, no, I definitely want to be her BFF.

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