How To Be A Woman by Caitlin MoranHow To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

How To Be A Woman

byCaitlin Moran

Paperback | July 17, 2012

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The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—“Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK) Caitlin Moran’s debut—an instant runaway bestseller in the UK—puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of issues with an irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious touch.

“Caitlin Moran is the profane, witty and wonky best friend I wish I had. She’s the feminist rock star we need right now.”
—Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother

“Caitlin Moran is so fabulous, so funny, so freshly feminist. I don’t want to be like her—I want to be her.”
 —Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious How to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK), Moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in England as well as an Amazon UK Top Ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Now poised to take American womanhood by storm, here is a book that Vanity Fair calls “the U.K. version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants….You will laugh out loud, wince, and—in my case—feel proud to be the same gender as the author.”

Caitlin Moran's debut book,How to Be a Woman, was an instantNew York Timesbestseller.How to Build a Girlis her first novel since the one she wrote at fourteen, which doesn't count.
Title:How To Be A WomanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062124293

ISBN - 13:9780062124296


Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth a read! I found this actually kind of funny! Learning about the life of a continuing feminist back when it was 'unpopular' is definitely a good feeling to know that in all cases people are just trying to find themselves and where they can contribute to society.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it Not for the faint of heart. It's not for everyone. But it's so so great for the people that it's for. Blunt, brutally honest, vivid, and at times laugh out loud funny while provoking self-reflection.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring I am not sure that this book is "entirely necessary". Certainly, it's not intellectually stimulating. Read few pages and you will get bored. Not for me. Plus it's not funny.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unsatisfied I heard about this memoir from a classmate and was quite disappointed. I felt it was for an older age group (30 and older). There were some moments that I could relate but others I was either bored or didn't really understand. Perhaps it's also that it's from her European background that made it less relatable.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! A true feminist, in an age where so many women seem to have no idea.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish there were more authors/human beings like Moran Moran is one of her kind as an author and a feminist. I seldom read a book twice but I would not mind with this one.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful I refuse to have my older age seen as the reason I object to the language used in this book. Besides that, I just found the content to be of no use, either to me or the grandaughter I planned to pass it along to. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kind of expected more I heard many good things about this book and decided to get it. This book was ok for me. It wasn't a wow factor. However, the author's witty did put a little chuckle here and there. Honestly, for me, I heard of it all before. I read so many books about female rights and empowerment. As a result, I was kind of expecting more from the author. I would recommend buying this book for those girls who are trying to figure who they are.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Are you kidding? So is anyone else getting tired of British woman who use the word c**t incessantly? Yes Caitlin, you are SO outrageous! You have fine honed the art of vulgarity. PS, in case your girlfriends or female family members haven't included you in their conversations before, this has been talked about around the water cooler before there were water coolers. PSS, you aren't the first female that has tried to shock the rest of us by proclaiming that you refuse to groom yourself for a man.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excelente The writing was amazing. So many quotable parts. She really tackles a lot of the limits of being a hetero woman. This American says jolly good show. Will definitely read and reference in the future.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excelente Caitlin Moran writes her opinion about how to be a woman without barrier. She doesn't hold back and you really know what she thinks. I related to many parts in the book and was saddened by others.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelente So true to every woman's life. Witty and an addictive read. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How to be a woman Makes you sit back question some things woman face daily. Lots of good giggles. Lays it on the line what becoming a woman is like and what we endure as women. Looking forward to reading her next one!
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brava Bought this book for my 20-year old daughter after reading a review. She loved it. I think it's so good to have a strong and positive role model for young women in this (frustratingly) post-feminist age. Young women need to read literature that presents a thought-provoking, compelling, and appealing story about the way women are/can be.
Date published: 2012-09-03

Editorial Reviews

“Caitlin Moran is the profane, witty and wonky best friend I wish I had. She’s the feminist rock star we need right now; How to Be a Woman is an hilarious delight.”