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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
'Exceptionally brilliant and powerful' Marina Hyde
'This book is a hilarious memoir, a passionate polemic, and a moving manifesto on how to be a decent person and try, in the face of countless stresses, to live a full open-hearted, joyous life' Sunday Times
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out. Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general 'hoo-ha' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed 'the difficult bit' was over, and her forties were going to be a doddle.
If only she had known: when middle age arrives, a whole new bunch of tough questions need answering. Why isn't there such a thing as a 'Mum Bod'? How did sex get boring? What are men really thinking? Where did all that stuff in the kitchen drawers come from? Can feminists have Botox? Why has wine turned against you? How can you tell the difference between a Teenage Micro-Breakdown, and The Real Thing? Has feminism gone too far? And, as always, WHO'S LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN?
Now with ageing parents, teenage daughters, a bigger bum and a To-Do list without end, Caitlin Moran is back with More Than A Woman: a guide to growing older, a manifesto for change, and a celebration of all those middle-aged women who keep the world turning.
British author Moran (How to Be a Woman) takes on the fraught topic of being a modern woman in this realistic, sometimes funny, and occasionally heartbreaking essay collection. With an empathetic and supportive tone, Moran covers a variety of subjects, including housework, married sex, aging, body acceptance, parenting teenagers, and overcoming rough spots in marriage (even when that means leaving). While some of Moran's essays are downright funny as when she wryly muses about reconciling using Botox while being a feminist many others focus on tough topics, such as second-guessing herself for impulsively offering to house her younger brother during their parents' divorce; her daughter's battle with cutting and eating disorders; and the difficulties of simultaneously juggling working and motherhood and never feeling truly accomplished at either. Moran wisely counsels readers to stop being self-critical and enjoy the various phases of their lives, and not to badmouth others' spouses; she also recommends the healing powers of yoga ("But the best way to get high is to take something out of you. To drain away a lifetime of hunching, cringing, tongue biting, and fist clenching. You're too old to carry those things around with you anymore"). Readers will find comfort and humor in Moran's heartfelt and deeply honest musings.