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How to Be a Woman
How to Be a Woman
Author: Caitlin Moran
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 i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062124296
ISBN-10: 0062124293
Publication Date: 5/8/2012
Pages: 320
Edition: Original
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 70
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Helpful Score: 3
I wish I liked this book. I didn't care for Moran's "voice" as an author, I thought her schtick on just about every subject seemed like a tired and uninspired regurgitation of sentiments I've heard or read hundreds of times in my lifetime. Ooooh having a baby hurts! Oooh getting married and having a fancy wedding doesn't = happy marriage. Oooh once I was fat but now the boys love me. Every chapter I just thought "who cares, who cares, who cares?" I have no idea how it gets 4 stars on here.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book gets great reviews elsewhere. The back cover reads "provocative observations", "laugh-out-loud", "rapier wit", "humor, insight and verve" so I was expecting a great book. It wasn't. It starts the story when Caitlin was a vulgar 13 year old. She ages, gets a life, gets married, gets a job but yet the whole book has a vulgar 13 year old mentality. It just wasn't funny at all. One star.
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