Saturday, 16 July 2011

'How to be a Woman' by Caitlin Moran

Just popping into 'Tales' for a very quick blog entry to say "Go and get hold of a copy of 'How To Be A Woman' by Caitlin Moran."

At the risk of sounding sycophantic, I love Moran's writing in 'The Times'. Her column in the Saturday edition's magazine frequently has me guffawing over my breakfast, much to the alarm of my children.

'How to be a woman' is a no-nonsense, no-holds barred examination of what it means to be a woman today. Peppered with memoirs and anecdotes, she asks how, with everything the feminist movement set out to achieve, did we end up living in times where younger women are expected to look like porn stars, while older woman succumb to botox; why there's no need to hate men, and why on earth women just don't have the same sized share of the life-pie as men.

It's superbly written and belly-chortlingly funny, while her frank honesty and openness is very moving. I might not agree with everything she says, but I totally recommend this book to everyone, men and women alike.

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