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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caitlin Moran Narrator: Caitlin Moran Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062250131
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Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth—whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children—to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Caitlin Moran is the profane, witty, and wonky best friend I wish I had. She’s the feminist rock star we need right now; How to Be a Woman is a hilarious delight.”

    Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Mother

  • “So joyful, so free of the piety that has felled many a worthier title and—this is its real value—so liable to find readers who in a million years wouldn’t identify with Susan Faludi, that it feels like a rare case of winning the argument…How to Be a Woman is a glorious, timely stand against sexism so ingrained we barely even notice it. It is, in the dour language she militates so brilliantly against, a book that needed to be written.”

    New York Times

  • “Ingeniously funny…In her brilliant, original voice, Moran successfully entertains and enlightens her audience with hard-won wisdom and wit.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The hilarious Caitlin Moran offers plenty of insight into her life and times in this book aimed at enlightening women (and any brave men)…Moran narrates in an off-the-cuff tone that is at once down-to-earth and inviting. Her performance in reminiscent of and old friend offering solid advice without ever being preachy or didactic. Moran’s stories are entertaining, and her narration demonstrates an inherent skill at performance.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “A spirited memoir/manifesto…with equal amounts snarky brio and righteous anger…That such an important topic is couched in ribald humor makes reading about Moran’s journey hilarious as well as provocative…Rapturously irreverent, this book should kick-start plenty of useful discussions.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “With her drunk-on-gin-with-my-lady-friends honesty and humor, Moran, a Times of London columnist, snips the man out of manifesto, spinning her message of radically sensible female empowerment.”

    Vanity Fair

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction
  • A 2012 eMusic Best Audiobook of the Year
  • A USA Today bestseller
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About the Author

Caitlin Moran wrote her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. At sixteen she joined the music weekly Melody Maker, and at eighteen hosted the pop show Naked City. Following this, she put in eighteen years as a columnist for the Times as a television critic and the most-read part of the paper—the satirical celebrity column Celebrity Watch. Her work for the Times earned her the British Press Awards’ Columnist of the Year Award and Critic and Interviewer of the Year.