How To Be A Woman, Prologue

The Prologue. I wasn’t going to review the prologue of How To Be A Woman but upon re-reading it I feel I must because even the prologue is prime.

Caitlin opens the prologue on her 13th birthday. She is being chased by rock-throwing and name-calling boys. She escapes, but it is the way she writes about it that is fascinating for me. She writes it just as matter of fact. She doesn’t whine or blame or point fingers at anyone, she just writes it. She doesn’t explain or feel the need to define a certain emotion. Caitlin Moran trusts her readers to figure it out for themselves to come up with their own feelings over the situation.

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How To Be A Woman

So I picked up How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran. I saw it one day while scanning the Nook book section of the Barnes & Noble website when I was in need of a new read. I saw it and thought, “Hmmm, might be interesting,” but I skipped it for something else, something like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (which I enjoyed and can’t wait for the movie On Demand).

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Hypothetical Question

You know that hypothetical question. You play it too I’m sure. What would you do with the money if you won the lottery? The Gent and I play this game sometimes and my answer is always, “I don’t know.” I mean sure, I’d pay off some bills, pay off the house, get the kids set up financially for their future, help out some family members and donate/tithe a percentage, invest, and blah blah blah.

But now I know what I would do with what was left. I know for sure, without question. I’d buy this:

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