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How to Be a Woman (Paperback)

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But Jenn! This is an older title!

It is. It is. But! It's a new cover, so I'm doing this.

And it's the book I wish I'd had 20 years ago.

And it's the book I gave to my teenage step-daughter as she warred the tumult of high school.

And it's the book I recommended to my mother when she was JUST. SO. SICK. OF. IT. ALL.

Moran tackles the day-to-day struggles and joys of being woman with strident, subversive laughter. And I love her guts for it.

— From Jenn


The New York Times bestseller--part manifesto, part memoir--that put a new face on feminism as it cut to the heart of issues with an irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious touch--now available in a limited Olive Edition.

"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."--New York Times

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062564740
ISBN-10: 0062564749
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English