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    Description1913 - 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.


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    Title
    How to be a Woman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caitlin Moran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 348 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091940737
    ISBN 10: 0091940737
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, BM, WH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000, BIO026000, SOC028000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    DC23: 828.9202
    BIC subject category V2: JBFF1
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WH, DNC, JBSF1
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    16 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Caitlin Moran had literally no friends in 1990, and so had plenty of time to write her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. At sixteen she joined music weekly, Melody Maker, and at eighteen briefly presented the pop show 'Naked City' on Channel 4. Following this precocious start she then put in eighteen solid years as a columnist on The Times - both as a TV critic and also in the most-read part of the paper, the satirical celebrity column 'Celebrity Watch' - winning the British Press Awards' Columnist of The Year award in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011. The eldest of eight children, home-educated in a council house in Wolverhampton, Caitlin read lots of books about feminism - mainly in an attempt to be able to prove to her brother, Eddie, that she was scientifically better than him. Caitlin isn't really her name. She was christened 'Catherine'. But she saw 'Caitlin' in a Jilly Cooper novel when she was 13 and thought it looked exciting. That's why she pronounces it incorrectly: 'Catlin'. It causes trouble for everyone.
    Review quote
    "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 "Spectacular! Very, very funny, moving and revealing" -- Jonathan Ross "I have been waiting for this book my whole life" -- Claudia Winkleman "Ever since I was eighteen I've wanted to be as cool as Caitlin Moran. Now this book has shown me how. Witty, wise and wonderful, this is an indispensable guide to Ladyhood. I laughed. I cried. I found out what my favourite writer calls her vagina" -- Lauren Laverne
    Back cover copy
    1913: Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse 1970: Feminists storm Miss World Now: Caitlin Moran rewrites The Female Eunach 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. ‘Ever since I was eighteen I’ve wanted to be as cool as Caitlin Moran. Now this book has shown me how’ Lauren Laverne