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How to Be a Woman
How to Be a Woman | 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 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 truthwhether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or childrento 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.
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AmberWB
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@sprainedbrain what a great package! You can never go wrong with coffee, chocolate and books for me. ☺️☺️ The literary candles are awesome and I know the socks will get a lot of use! And the pin was perfect. Thank you so much for everything!! @Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn #readinthenewyearswap

Chrissyreadit 😍🎉❤️🎉😍 1w
MeganAnn Amazing package!! 😍🎉👏🏻✨❤️ @sprainedbrain is the best! 😘😘😘 1w
sprainedbrain I hope you like everything! I thought that pin was cool. Thanks again for all of the wonderfulness that you sent to me! ❤️ 1w
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Bookishthoughts Wow.👏 3mo
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Caroline2 Ohhhh that‘s so true!! 😯 3mo
Hufflepuffle I can so relate to this! 3mo
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Hazel2019
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#7days7covers this is day 5 although I skipped one. I am finding out that I have a lot of books with very simple covers through this challenge 🤔

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Chancecall
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Really really enjoyed this book, down to earth modern thinking feminism wrapped up in tales of a life being well lived with little pearls of wisdom throughout. A lot of what Caitlin Moran has to say resonates strongly with me and I think she has an important message that is well worth taking some time to digest. Wish I‘d read it sooner.

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#QuotsyJune19

(Day 4 - #Spinster)

*Quote is not necessarily from the tagged book. For more on this subject, I recommend “Spinster: Making a Life of One‘s Own,” by Kate Bolick.

Slajaunie This term is not really used anymore, is it? 8mo
gradcat @Slajaunie Um, well, I‘ve certainly been called by that name, so I don‘t know. Maybe it‘s different where you live? Besides, that word was the prompt, and the quote is not from my mouth, so somebody sure is using it. 😂 8mo
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jenniferw88
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Thank you @OrangeMooseReads for the book - it will help me with my personal social justice challenge.

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 11mo
OrangeMooseReads So glad it arrived! I hope it helps 😊👍🏼 11mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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jenniferw88 Hi, if you are willing to send to me as well (I'm in the uk too) can i please have ? 12mo
OrangeMooseReads @jenniferw88 yes. I will set it aside for you. Email me your information at orangemoosereads @ Gmail . Com 12mo
jenniferw88 @OrangeMooseReads email sent! Just to confuse things the email address begins irene_gulliver ! 12mo
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Suet624 😂😂😂 13mo
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#TarotTakeover Day 3: The Empress

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

I think the book and the woman fit The Empress tarot card. Creative, abundant, feminine and feminist, embracing being a woman (as tricky as that sometimes is).

ErinSueMreads Oh her hair is so cool!!!!! Excellent choice for the prompt 1y
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Magpiegem
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Next up- a book leant to me by a friend from college before the summer break. I‘m hoping to be able to give it back to her at the beginning of term! Best get stuck in!

elwarburton What did you think of it? 1y
Magpiegem @elwarburton I am enjoying it so far but I haven‘t finished it yet- I keep getting distracted by other things! Xx 1y
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Tex2Flo
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#manicmonday
#letterh
@JoScho
1. How to be a Woman
2. O. Henry
3. Hill Street Blues
4. Huckleberry

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Guildedearlobe Hill Street Blues, such a classic 1y
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coxy
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Funny and poignant. A must read for woman and girls everywhere.

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Crystallinegirl
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My eclectic #bookhaul from The Book Thing of Baltimore this weekend, with bonus kitty! #catsoflitsy I've read the tagged book and enjoyed it, decided to pick up my own copy when I saw it on the shelf.

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sprainedbrain
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Some of my favorite memoirs by women were recommended by Emma Watson‘s #oursharedshelf ❤️

#memoir #readingwomenmonth

Weaponxgirl Only one I haven't read of those is hunger, the others are great! 2y
rather_be_reading i love memoirs! 2y
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Godmotherx5
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Caitlin (pronounced CAT-lin) Moran is a self-proclaimed feminist from England. I heard about her book a few years ago on a podcast. I kept bumping it down my reading list until I joined the #Booked2018 challenge via the Litsy app.  How To Be A Woman met the “Feminist Classic” category.

For more, please check out my blog: https://toeyreishuman.com

BarbaraTheBibliophage This one‘s on my list! 2y
Velvetfur Oh my gosh I adore her and this is one of my fave books! 2y
Cinfhen Yay! Almost missed this 2y
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Godmotherx5
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I was worried last weekend when the #Booked2018 deadline was approaching. Somehow, I met my goal for the first season. Oh, Happy Day!

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I totally forgot today is March 31😱😱😱great job!!!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks and good job! 👏🏻📚❤️ 2y
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 2y
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Godmotherx5
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I am enjoying this book so much. I don‘t usually write in my book but I want to highlight so many quotes.

#QuotsyMarch18 #Women @TK-421

#Booked2018 #FeministClassic

kgriffith DO IT. It‘ll be so liberating once you make the first mark. 2y
Godmotherx5 @kgriffith I‘m tempted. 2y
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SEWhite
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Hilarious, as advertised. I was crying laughing at some points. It also has a crystal clear message. The feminism is strong in this one. Be prepared for rampant cussing, honesty, and a whole section devoted to pubic hair. If you get squeamish about body functions, this is not the book for you. I particularly enjoyed her take on childbirth.

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Godmotherx5
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I don‘t necessarily have a #MarchLineup. I just want to tackle books for my reading challenges. The photo captures my current reads. The Caitlin Moran book has been on my TBR for ages. Finally started it last night.
#MagicalMarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 That's also on my list! Hope you enjoy ❤ Good luck getting to as many of your challenge books possible. Thank you for playing along with our photo challenge! ☘☘☘ 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved her book, if you feel yourself dragging at all switch to the audio version if you can find it. She narrates herself and it‘s really good. 2y
Godmotherx5 @vkois88 Thanks for hosting. 2y
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Godmotherx5 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Her tone is funny already. I might take your suggestion & get the audio. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Godmotherx5 She‘s so funny, and with the Brit accent I just loved it. 2y
Dragon I‘ve put this book in my car as my new “car book” looks interesting, how do you like it ? 2y
Godmotherx5 @Dragon I‘m not much help. I have the flu & haven‘t got past the Prologue. The first few pages are good. ☺️ 2y
Dragon Sorry to hear you‘re under the weather. Take care of yourself, hope you feel better soon! 💐 2y
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RedLeaves
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Couldn't get into the Jan/Feb 18 #oursharedshelf read so chose an old one.

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elisebarker
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Pickpick

I‘ve wanted to read this one FOREVER and I‘m glad I finally did! I loved listening to the author read it. I disagreed with her on somethings, but overall I thought it was funny and insightful.

DimeryRene Meeeeep!! 💕💕 Same. I really like her, but understand the problems she has. 2y
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witchynarcoleptic
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My first attempt at e-reading after blowing through every episode of @ReadingGlasses - I think I‘m a physical reader, unless I can get it this way through the amazing library where I used to live (that doesn‘t know I moved to a place where the library is closed for renovations...).

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Dragon
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Happy Chinese New Year. I went out for lunch at our favourite family restaurant, they were super busy making takeout for New Year. Trying to decide what book to bring to work for lunch reading, maybe this one?

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batsy 👍👍 2y
laundry_piles I'm curious what you think! This has been on my Kindle for forever! 2y
julesG @laundry_piles I've really liked what I read so far. Picked it up at my friend's last July and still need to finish. It'll be my first memoir. 😉 2y
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candycanejane
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I didn‘t agree with everything Moran said, but I appreciated it all. I wish teenage me had been more encouraged to read books like this, explore my own ideas of womanhood and feminism. One of my resolutions is to read books that force me to do just that. Up next: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay (also I am IN LOVE with Harper‘s Olive Editions!!)

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Fancypants
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Just finished this audio book and thought it was pretty good. The beginning was a little confusing to follow but it had some really fascinating points.

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Lcsmcat
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Feminist books from differing time periods.
#feministFriday #readingResolutions @Jess7

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Miss__astrid
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Loved this book. Very funny and relatable. Definitely recommend!

slategreyskies I‘ve been wanting to read this!! :) 2y
slategreyskies Here are a few of my fellow littens in case you need some suggestions for who to follow on Litsy!! :) @Avanders @Beckys_Books @Lissa00 @DarcysMom @MrBook @BookBabe @BookishMarginalia #litsywelcomewagon 2y
slategreyskies @Rachel.Rencher in case you need a suggestion for a new litten to feature! 💕 2y
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cobwebmoth @Avanders thanks for the tag! Hi @Miss__astrid ! 2y
TK421 Thanks @Avanders ! Welcome to Litsy @Miss__astrid ! 2y
JenP Thanks @Avanders and welcome @Miss__astrid 2y
RaimeyGallant And there is a list of Litsy tips in my bio if you need it. :) Welcome! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Avanders thanks for the tag! Hello @miss_astrid ! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders thank you!!! Welcome to Litsy @Miss__astrid ❤️💕❤️💕 You will love it!! 2y
everlocalwest Hi @Miss__astrid! I hope you love Litsy as much as we all do!! Thanks for the tag, @Avanders! 💙💙 2y
Cinfhen Hi @miss_astrid im cohosting a reading challenge called #booked2018 and your book would work for one of the reading prompts! You should join in😊Thanks for the tag @Avanders 2y
SamHeartCoffee Welcome @Miss__astrid Thanks for tagging me @avanders! 😁😁 (edited) 2y
kylienoele 💖💖💖 2y
TricksyTails Thank you for the tag, @Avanders 🤗♥️! Welcome to Litsy @Miss__astrid !!📚🎉📚🎉 2y
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While there are parts of this book I totally agree with and parts of this book I really disagree with - listening to it was great. Some parts made me crack up and while it was a bit over the top in places it was lovely to hear another woman‘s thoughts on feminism. #audiobook

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“What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be.
Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are.”
#feminism

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“And every book, you find, has its own social group--friends of its own it wants to introduce you to, like a party in the library that need never, ever end.” 😍

#Library #QuotsyNov17

LectricSheep I love this quote! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LectricSheep It‘s one of my favorites. 2y
TricksyTails Love this! ♥️ 2y
bedandabook What a wonderful quote! 2y
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BucklingBookshelves
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#QuotsyNov17 Day 17

#Infinite book party! 📚📚📚📚📚

Also, my overflowing TBR and shelves are pretty good evidence of this 😝

ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ 2y
smilingshelves I love this quote! 2y
merelybookish Excellent! 2y
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olyvianne
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Caitlin Moran isn‘t perfect and neither is her feminism, but I still quite liked this book. She reads the audio version and it‘s delightful. I‘d suggest reading this and then reading something like I‘m Judging You / Luvvie Ajayi.

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hermyknee
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#Girls #LunaLovegood #LouiseBelcher #Heroes #Heroines | I hope these girls are role models for years to come. And I love these #FunkoPops and can't wait to put them up in my classroom to remind me that I am a #strongwoman and I am a #nastywoman - most of all, I'm a living, loving, breathing, Human Woman. #kickassgirls

Texreader Is that really Luna and does that pop figure really exist? If so, I must have it!! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Love Bob's Burgers😍 2y
hermyknee @Texreader yes! I found her on Amazon! I always shop smile.amazon.com, so that a minute amount of what I spend goes to helping my local SPCA... it makes me feel less bad about spending so much money on books and bookish things! 😋 2y
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Texreader @hermyknee I use smile.amazon.com as well!! 2y
Pagehabit Hey Liz!! We're going to be doing a very large giveaway soon and we'd love to work with you on promoting it on Litsy. We'd love it if you could email us at hello@PageHabit.com so that we can share the details and compensation with you. Thanks for your consideration 😊😊❤️ 2y
hermyknee @Pagehabit sounds great! 2y
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sarahgreatlove
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Argh. My bedside table stack is calling me. My day off tomorrow might be a reading day.

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julesG
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Recycling this picture from four weeks ago.

I think that Caitlin Moran not only is an #independentwoman, she also encourages women to be/become more independent.

#AugustGrrrl
@Cinfhen

TrishB 👍👍 2y
Cinfhen I really want to read this one ♥️ 2y
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Ms_T
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#Hated is a strong word but I didn't care for this book at all. To my memory it's the only book I've ever bailed on. Sorry, Caitlin. #SizzlinSummerBooks

Ms_T @ReadingEnvy Thank goodness someone agrees! I was fearful I'd posted something negatively controversial 😬 2y
ReadingEnvy @Ms_T No! In fact I regretted finishing it! 2y
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Ms_T @ReadingEnvy 😂😂😂 2y
Bambolina_81 This book...ugh. I am so not a fan of her 😒 2y
Ms_T @Bambolina_81 I high five you! 🙌🏻 2y
Bambolina_81 @Ms_T I only hope this generation don't think this is feminism...makes me shudder. 2y
Ahenchcliffe Same. Couldn't get through it. 2y
Ms_T @Ahenchcliffe It was such a raspberry for me 👎🏻 2y
kathedron Can I ask what it was that made you dislike it so much? One of my reasons for joining Litsy was to try all kinds of books I wouldn't otherwise have discovered. So I put her on my "maybe try" list. But, I don't know.... already had a vibe she wouldn't be my cup of tea. 2y
Ms_T @River_Voice I'm all for women's rights and gender equality but I found Caitlin's views far too extreme for my taste - verging on man-hating! Also, large sections of this book were really rather crude with too much talk of female genitalia. She certainly isn't my cup of tea 🙂 2y
kathedron @Ms_T Ah, I see. Crudeness, and extremism of any flavour, puts me off. I'm also riled by the quote on the cover, that every woman must read it, 'cause we're all the same, right? Well, no, we're really not. 2y
Ms_T @River_Voice Please don't let my opinion cloud your view, it's just that her writing isn't for me. 2y
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"But, of course, you might be asking yourself 'Am I a feminist? I might be. I don't know! I still don't know what it is! There seems to be a lot to it. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?'
I understand. So here is the quick way of working out if you're a feminist. Put your hand in your pants.
A. Do you have a vagina? B. Do you want to be in charge of it?
If you said 'yes' to both, then congratulations! You're a feminist."

monkeygirlsmama 🤣nice! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great quote. Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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julesG
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Oh my FFF! It's signed!

Kalalalatja I met her a couple of years ago when she was doing a talk in Denmark. She is so amazing! 3y
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julesG
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Browsed my friends' shelves while still clearing up some of the mess the burglar created on Tuesday. So, I found a stack of books behind a picture frame. Lots of books that are on my #TBR. Since I am never sure how people want their books to be handled I phoned my friend to ask whether I could read them and she laughed at me. I wanted to be considerate and she laughed about it.
I feel a bit miffed. Oh, and, yes, I'm allowed to read them.

Robothugs I would've totally appreciated that phone call. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
Ms_T It's all about courtesy. Well done, you 😃 3y
CouronneDhiver I agree with @Ms_T 3y
julesG @Robothugs @Ms_T @CouronneDhiver I knew the littens would understand. My friend understood too, once I explained it. She had never thought about it being a problem for some people. 3y
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mundosdelectura
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Estoy acabando este libro y bueno... Quería saber si lo habéis leído y qué os parece, porque a mí me está dejando con una especie de mal sabor de boca, pero también tiene puntos super interesantes... Así que no sé qué pensar 🙄

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Alliterati
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The book is funny so far, but this had me guffawing. =]

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Lcsmcat
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This #memoire, given to me by my then 21 year old daughter had me laughing out loud! #readingwomenmonth @thereadingwomen

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kidamy
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Decided to rip off a bandaid last night and finish this one. It's enjoyable in places, but I'd set it down months ago at 207 pages read of the 301. I'm glad I read it, but I'm happy to be done it. Wish I could say nicer things; I enjoyed one of her other books a lot and really enjoy following her on Twitter. Oh well.

Funny how the Goodreads ratings and the ratings on here are so different from each other, with Goodreads rating it much higher.

VanChocStrawberry I think readers tend to be very generous with their ratings on goodreads. In an Internet anomaly. Haha. 3y
kidamy @VanChocStrawberry I suspect it might have something to do with a lot of writers having a personal presence on Goodreads, and people actually being considerate of their feelings! Total anomaly, I agree 3y
VanChocStrawberry Yes! I think that's it, too. I know I'm hesitant to rate a book a 1 or 2 if I think the author will see my review! 3y
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everlocalwest
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Mehso-so

A #welllovedread that has received nearly universal acclaim but that doesn't sit well with me. There are too many tricky bits to Moran's brand of feminism. She's great when writing about making her way as a woman and her bonkers upbringing but waiting for a female Einstein and liberating Muslims just aren't ideals I can get behind, which is especially troubling because this book has been championed by many feminists. #riotgrams #welllovedreads

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Gemmaneema
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So far I'm finding this book funny but I have just read some reviews and it seems a lot of people have bailed on this book so far! Let's see how far I get