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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 rewrites The Female Eunuch from a bar stool 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, Caitlin Moran answers these questions and more in How To Be A Woman – following her from her terrible 13th birthday (‘I am 13 stone, 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.

Reviews

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

This might just be the funniest intelligent book ever written .. Moran's work packs a feminist punch in a way that Germaine Greer and an entire army of female eunuchs could never do, because she writes about things we've all done, thought, and said - but not quite so eloquently...the book everyone will be talking about

Stylist

I have been waiting for this book my whole life

Claudia Winkleman

Humour and common sense make Moran's redefining of hwat it means to be a feminist as readable as it is essential

Elle

A witty and bold account of modern womanhood... she is a genuinely original talent

Germaine Greer, The Times

This might just be the funniest intelligent book ever written .. Moran's work packs a feminist punch in a way that Germaine Greer and an entire army of female eunuchs could never do, because she writes about things we've all done, thought, and said - but not quite so eloquently...the book everyone will be talking about

Stylist

The book EVERY woman should read

Grazia

Hilarious

Heat

Very, very funny...however, if you are female and particularly if you are a female under the age of 30, then, tucked around the jokes, Moran has provided you with a short, sharp, feminist manifesto.

Miranda Sawyer, Observer

A must read for all humans, this

Dave Sexton, Evening Standard

Addictive stuff and extremely funny

Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times

I loved How to be a Woman so much that, during the two days it took me to read, I couldn't bear to be parted from it; like a best friend you can't stop gossiping with.

Sunday Express

I loved How to be a Woman so much that, during the two days it took me to read, I couldn't bear to be parted from it; like a best friend you can't stop gossiping with.

Sunday Express

I devoured How to Be A Woman in one sitting...this is the book that frustrated boyfriends have wanted someone...to write for decades

Dan Stevens, The Times

Anarchic, bonkers 21st century woman's lib with laughs

Red

Moran is a clever, cheery companionable voice of sanity and How to Be A Woman is a laugh-aloud call to arms

Metro

This brilliantly argued and urgently needed book - highly comic and deadly serious - is precisely what feminism has been waiting for

TLS

Intelligent and funny, Moran's "clear-headed" arguments are instead joyfully written.

The Week

Smart, gutsy and refreshingly frank...

Tina Fey, Courier Mail

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Formats & editions

Also by Caitlin Moran

Moranifesto
How to Build a Girl
Are Men Obsolete?
The Chronicles Of Narmo
Moranthology

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