How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

★★★★★ stars

“An in – your – face, feminist novel that you will not be able to put down.”

I 12853720read this book because I am in Emma Watson’s book club, called Our Shared Shelf. I had never heard of Caitlin Moran until I saw this book, but apparently she is huge over in Britain. She had her first novel published at 15, a feat which I am trying to accomplish (six months to go).

I did not know what to expect from this novel, since I had heard mixed reviews, but I was completely blown out of the water by how amazing and humorous this book was.

It took me not even three days to read this book. I read it in class, walking home from the bus, and in spare minutes between choir rehearsal. I was encaptivated from the very beginning. Even from the index I could tell that this was going to be a wonderful ride of a book. The chapters had titles like “I Need a Bra!” and “I Encounter Some Sexism!”. Each and every chapter was a fabulous joyride of laughter mixed with more serious topics.

It is in a memoir style with feminist lessons thrown in. She discusses abortion, porn, strip clubs, etc. All in her own amazingly sassy, loud style. Please read this book. I know it says “How to Be a Woman”, but even if you are a man please read. This book is life changing.

Would Recommend If You Like: Feminism!

15+ – adult language – adult themes