Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman.
In MORANTHOLOGY Caitlin 'gets quite chatty’ about many subjects, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually left to hot-shot wonks and not a woman who sometimes keeps a falafel in her handbag. These other subjects include...
Caffeine | Ghostbusters | Being Poor | Twitter | Caravans | Obama | Wales | Paul McCartney | The Welfare State | Sherlock | David Cameron Looking Like Ham | Amy Winehouse | ‘The Big Society’ | Big Hair | Nutter-letters | Michael Jackson's funeral | Failed Nicknames | Wolverhampton | Squirrels’ Testicles | Sexy Tax | Binge-drinking | Chivalry | Rihanna’s Cardigan | Party Bags | Hot People| Transsexuals | The Gay Moon Landings
Moran, a novelist and career pop culture critic, doesn't consider herself one of the "professional political people," but emboldened by the success of her 2011 book How to Be a Woman a feminist manifesto, of sorts she's taken on even more tough topics, including political ones, in this collection of her columns from the Times of London. The collection is organized loosely into themes such as "change" and "arguing on the Internet," with new introductions that tie everything together. Moran touches on a wide array of topics, including Daft Punk's hit song "Get Lucky," Hillary Clinton, social media, class differences, and abortion. Moran's endless sense of humor, enthusiasm for punching upward, and liberal use of the word you makes reading the collection like hanging out with a loud and chatty friend ("WHERE ARE THE SEXY BITS?" she demands of Tolstoy's War and Peace, in an essay on the importance of reading). Readers don't have to be interested in or knowledgeable about everything she references (such as U.K. politics) to have fun with Moran, but they do need a silly sense of humor.
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One of the most entertaining enlightening books I've read!
Caitlin has such an amazing outlook on life. This book is really funny and very cleverly written! No bra burning here, all the best bits of feminism, wear high heels because you like them not because you feel you should!
It's really good.