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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
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Dec 17, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: memoirs, nonfiction, humor
Read in December, 2013

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. Humor writing usually bores me, as does writing with an agenda. But Moran walks the line really, really well. She's funny in all the right ways, logical where it matters, and friendly enough that the reader wants to hear what she has to say.

The last few chapters turned a little bit toward preachy for my tastes...at the beginning of the book I felt like I was sitting next to her while she was elbowing me in the ribs saying, know what I mean? And then towards the end, I felt like she was grabbing my shoulders instead of nudging. But again, she walks the line well enough that her raw honesty made up for it. When you pare down all the funny, there are a lot of good points there about feminism. Even on topics that are difficult to talk about. I like her perspective, and hope more women take it to heart.

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Quotes Michelle Liked

Caitlin Moran
“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

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12/17/2013 marked as: read

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