From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and Moranthology comes a collection of Caitlin Moran’s award-winning London Times columns that takes a clever, hilarious look at celebrities, society, and the wacky world we live in today—including three major new pieces exclusive to this book.
When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favorite pieces for her new book, she realized that they all shared a common theme—the same old problems and the same old ass-hats. Then she thought of the word ‘Moranifesto’, and she knew what she had to do…
Introducing every piece and weaving her writing together into a brilliant, seamless narrative—just as she did in Moranthology—Caitlin combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society. Featuring strong and important pieces on poverty, the media, and class, Moranifesto also focuses on how socially engaged we’ve become as a society.
And of course, Caitlin is never afraid to address the big issues, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and duffel coats. Who else but Caitlin Moran—a true modern Renaissance woman—could deal with topics as pressing and diverse as the beauty of musicals, affordable housing, Daft Punk, and why the Internet is like a drunken toddler?
Covering everything from Hillary Clinton to UTIs, Caitlin’s manifesto is an engaging and mischievous rallying call for our times.
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.