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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.. Why aren’t women mad about what matters anymore? That’s the question at the heart of this book. Feminism needs to get its game on, and Caitlin Moran is the writer to galvanize the movement. Funny, hard, good!

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"There are lots of things to love about Caitlin Moran’s “How to Be a Woman,” an invective against backsliding attitudes toward feminism that, this time last year, every woman in Britain seemed to be reading. There is the stand it takes against bikini waxes. There is its protest against the pornography and stripping industries. Above all there is its deployment of sweary British slang to remind us, in this era of manufactured outrage, what a truly great rant should look like: rude, energetic and spinning off now and then into jubilant absurdity."

The New York Times

"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

Author bio: "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 fifteen. At sixteen she joined music weekly, Melody Maker, and at eighteen hosted the pop show Naked City. Following this precocious start she then put in eighteen solid years as a columnist on the Times--both as a television critic and also in the most-read part of the paper, the satirical celebrity column ""Celebrity Watch""--winning the British Press Awards' Columnist of The Year award in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011. The eldest of eight children, Caitlin read lots of books about feminism--mainly in an attempt to be able to prove to her brother, Eddie, that she was scientifically better than him. Caitlin isn't really her name. She was christened 'Catherine.' But she saw 'Caitlin' in a Jilly Cooper novel when she was thirteen and thought it looked exciting. That's why she pronounces it incorrectly: 'Catlin.' It causes trouble for everyone." More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Woman-Caitlin-Moran/dp/0062124293/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343953384&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+be+a+woman

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (305 pp. Kindle/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/How-to-Be-a-Woman-Caitlin-Moran?isbn=9780062124296&HCHP=TB_How+to+Be+a+Woman

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