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).

Then one of the women I follow on Twitter mentioned that she just got her copy delivered and was so excited. When I read that then I knew I had to go get the book. Hat tip to Mariam Williams of Redbone Afropuff blog.

At first, I thought for sure this read would make me agitated or would disturb me in some way. I have never been so grateful to have been so wrong. I am taking it all in, every word written in this book is bringing out what I’ve known all along but buried deep down inside of me as I’ve learned how to conceal my thoughts and feelings in this life.

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

I want to talk about this book, right now, right away. I can’t wait to finish to start talking about it. I want to share it with someone while I’m reading it. Another friend is reading it with me but I also had the thought to blog about each chapter as I finish them, individually. Cause I’m so danged excited to talk about this book.

Is this a book I’d recommend to family members and some of my more reserved girlfriends? No, most certainly not and it saddens me to have to say it that way. I am not recommending it only because they wouldn’t get it due to all the graphic story telling and rambunctious language but if you can look beyond that and let the message infiltrate your mind and soul then you can get on with the knowledge of feminism and How To Be A Woman.

Caitlin Moran brings feminism, no, make that strident feminism, back to its true and original meaning. Don’t be scared, go on, go get the book. Well, some of you should be scared.

Stay tuned for chapter reviews.

2 thoughts on “How To Be A Woman”

  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Carol! To share with your followers who may not be on Twitter, I get your point about not recommending “How to Be a Woman.” Honesty is one of the things about the book that’s challenging me as a writer, especially when the honesty is about things that are, ironically, ordinary, common and even natural but still taboo. I feel like Moran’s book is triple dog daring me to be the most honest about the things that should embarrass me the least.

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