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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
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Aug 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 21st-century, biog, comedy
Recommended to russell by: Louise Brown
Read from August 02 to 08, 2011

Growing up, I was a massive Caitlin Moran fan; she was clearly the best thing in the late, un-lamented Melody Maker, and was hysterical on Naked City, so it came somewhat as a shock to discover she's younger than me. I still can't quite get my head around the fact as a 18/19 year old, I was taking musical advice from a 16 year old, who it turns out was clearly psychotic.

Anyhoo, if you've ever read any of her columns, you won't be surprised by the ranty style, the earthy wit, self-depreceation or SHOUTY BITS. If anything it adds an element of comfort and familiarity to her reboot of Feminism, which is a daunting and worthy subject in itself, using her haphazard borderline-disastrous life as a jump-off for investigations into boobs, weddings, puberty and smoking. A lot.

I don't agree with shoes though, but then I'm a bloke...

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