Hands up now! How many of you have read, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran? Yes, I realise it was published four years ago, but you have to understand I’m the one who’s always tagging along at the end.
If you want a totally refreshing look on life through the eyes of
English woman C. Moran then, it’s all here. In among the belly laughs are words
of great wisdom for women, possibly men too. You may have to put the laughs on
hold for a while, but the wisdom is certainly there.
I’ve also learned that Caitlin has a number of male admirers of her
revelations about women. God help us if they ever act upon some of them!
Another thing you’ll discover is the high percentage of woman-kind
who can knowledgeably pat her on the back for some of her insights. Over the
years we may have buried those thoughts as bizarre but now we learn most of the
female gender are just as crazy as we’ve always thought ourselves. Well, not me
personally of course, but heaps of others!
Look at the chapter headings…
I become Furry, What to
call my Breasts? I Need a Bra, I am Fat, I Go Lap-Dancing, I get into Fashion, to
mention but a few.
This is a whole hand-book on how to face the world from the age of
13. In between the unrestrained laughter one finds such paraphrased gems as the
over-sized breasts of a desperately running girl calling out, ‘Just go on
without me, I’ve had a good life.’
It seems to me, we are sadly lacking in books written with a
delightfully fresh slant, filled with humour and dare I say it, written by
women. This is a dandy; try it for your summer reading.