Moran, Caitlin "How to be a Woman" - 2011
I have come to the conclusion that I do not like these kind of women's self-help liberation books, especially if they try to be funny and "cool".
Same as the book "All About Love: New Visions" by Bell Hooks this was one of the books suggested in the Goodreads group created by Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf". So far, two good ones out of four. Will see what next month brings.
Well, Caitlin Moran is a totally different author, she tries humour, writes a little chick lit-ty, like a column in a women's magazine. Maybe nice to read when you sit at the doctor waiting for your appointment to start and have nothing else to read. Which never happens to me because I never go to an appointment without one of my books. Again, not my cup of tea.
From the back cover: "Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?
Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth - whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children - to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself."