Book of the Year: How to Be a Woman

Book of the Year: How to Be a Woman
Caitlin Moran
Reviewed by Ed Wood
Thu, 16/06/2011

The We Love This Book team chooses its books of the year for 2011

An obvious choice, granted, but so refreshing was it to see an intelligent and funny bestseller that dared to employ the word ‘feminism’ as a means of self-empowerment, without caveats or self-flagellation, that it’s impossible not to pick How to Be a Woman as one of the books of the year.

Moran combines memoir with acute observations about gender relationships and the state of modern feminine existence, the first producing some eye-opening honesty on subjects like abortion and masturbation. She’s a heroine to a generation of young women; reading the book, and speaking as a (relatively) young man, one yearns to be a young woman if only to have such a witty voice talking straight to our souls.

Books in this genre

Eleanor of Castile
Sara Cockerill
Review by Fiona McMillan
The Art of Neil Gaiman
Hayley Campbell
Review by Clair Stanton
Naked and Marooned
Ed Stafford
Review by Simon James
Odd Job Man
Jonathon Green
Review by Trisha Telep
  • x
  • x