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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Page Count: 305
Nonfiction Genre: Feminism, Humor, Memoir, Essays
Dates Read: May 14-19, 2015
Caitlin Moran tells her hilarious history of growing up awkward, becoming a feminist, self-discovery, and becoming a writer, wife, and mother. Moran explores many taboo subjects such as abortion, drugs, and strip clubs, but also talks about issues that many women face dealing with self acceptance and love, body image issues, love, and the workplace. Moran's is not the typical story we hear, but hers is worth listening to. She has remarkable wit and divine sense of humor that brings light to the darkest subject.
Overall, this was a great read. Moran isn't too interested in telling you how to be a woman, as much as she's interested in telling you her story of being an awkward, over-weight child to being a less awkward, assertive, over-weight, confident woman. She tells you about her loves and her heart breaks, and making difficult taboo decisions that were best for her family.
Initially I was unsure of this book. Moran's story of adolescent masturbation was almost too painful to read, but everything before and after that was delightful, inspiring, and relatable. There were times when Moran would speak of her most painful memories and you wanted to cry along with her. When she had some of her greatest successes you felt like it was your best friend and you wanted to pick up the phone to call and congratulate her. This book is a must read for any woman who has ever doubted her skills, her looks, or anything about herself.
4 out of 5 stars.