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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
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How to Be a Woman (2011)

by Caitlin Moran

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    At Home in the World: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: "At Home in the World" is a more traditional autobiography, and at first simply appears to be a re-telling of a life story. But in the last quarter of the book, Maynard examines her previous writing and what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to be a feminist in this world, and how the events of a woman's life shapes who they become.… (more)
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Vlot en aansprekend verhaal. Springt af en toe van de hak op de tak, maar er staan veel ware en grappige dingen in. ( )
  Maaike15274 | Nov 14, 2014 |
A touch disappointing, this. So many breathless reviews and so much hype...but I think the problem for me is that Moran gets painted as some sort of Everywoman, and I don't relate to much of her life experience. A pleasant-enough diversion, but hardly life-changing stuff. ( )
  Panopticon2 | Nov 4, 2014 |
Funny memoir that made me snort out loud. (Not for those who don't want to see cuss words or read about bodily functions though.) Feminism boiled down to equality, respect, dignity. "Are the men doing it? Are the men worrying about this as well? Is this taking up the men’s time? Are the men told not to do this, as it’s “letting our side down”? Are the men having to write bloody books about this...? Is this making Jon Stewart feel insecure?”" ( )
  Milda-TX | Nov 2, 2014 |
Autobiografía sobre cómo ser una mujer en los tiempos que corren, tratando los temas principales de la feminidad como la maternidad, el aborto y la menstruación, desde una nueva visión feminista cargada de humor.
Moran, madre de dos hijas, es columnista y crítica de televisión en The Times y su libro fue galardonado como libro del año en los Galaxy National Book Awards. Aunque sus reconocimientos van más allá como el Premio de la Prensa Británica a la mejor columnista del año (2010) y mejor crítica y entrevistadora (2011)
  biblisjd | Oct 27, 2014 |
Overrated. Simplistic, white-woman feminism that doesn't take into account issues of race or class. Self-indulgent. ( )
  Violetthedwarf | Oct 23, 2014 |
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The joy of this book is just that: the joy. What Moran is really arguing for is more female happiness. Women spend too much of their time worrying, beating themselves up, going along with time-wasting, restrictive, often expensive, sexist mores. The triumph of How To Be A Woman is that it adds to women's confidence. It reminds us that sexism, and all that is associated with it, is not only repressive, it is tedious and stupid. It is boring. Best give it a body swerve and get on with having fun
 
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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 childred--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.… (more)

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