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How to Be a Woman

By Caitlin Moran
Narrated by Caitlin Moran / 8 hours 45 minutes

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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“Caitlin Moran is a feminist heroine for our times. I can’t wait to give this book to my daughters.”

Zoë Heller, author of The Believers

“Caitlin Moran is so fabulous, so funny, so freshly feminist. I don’t want to be like her—I want to be her. But if I can’t, at least I can relish her book. You will, too.”

Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Reviews

“Ingeniously funny . . . In her brilliant, original voice, Moran successfully entertains and enlightens her audience with hard-won wisdom and wit . . . She doesn’t politicize feminism; she humanizes it.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“There are lots of things to love about Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman . . . A glorious, timely stand against sexism so ingrained we barely even notice it. It is, in the dour language [Moran] militates so brilliantly against, a book that needed to be written.”

The New York Times

“It is bracing in this season of losing [Nora] Ephron to discover a younger feminist writer who scrimmages with the patriarchy and drop kicks zingers with comic flair . . . A must-read for anyone curious to find out just how very funny a self-proclaimed ‘strident feminist’ can be.”

Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

About the Author

Caitlin Moran's debut book, How to Be a Woman, was an instant New York Times bestseller. How to Build a Girl is her first novel since the one she wrote at fourteen, which doesn't count.


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Author
Narrator Caitlin Moran
ISBN 9780062250131
Length 8 hours 45 minutes
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date
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