How to be a Woman

3 Sept 2012

It's been a while since I did a book review here on my blog, and they are something I want to keep up and keep doing. So today I am going to share with you one of my favourite reads not only of 2012, but of my life. 

How to be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran.

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To say this book changed my life, would be an incredibly unjust understatement. This book literally changed my life. It changed the way I look at myself, in every respect. It changed the way I view the World and others in it. It changed the way I look at certain stereotypes and cemented feelings already bubbling deep within. Every girl, and every guy, needs to read this book. You need to. 

Caitlin Moran has written this book perfectly, in a way which tackles any misconceptions about feminism, whilst sharing her life and experiences. This book made me laugh, made me embarrassed, sad and happy. The way Caitlin shares all of her experiences from a young girl, to a confused teenager and now, a woman, is endearing. So many things Caitlin experienced and shares with us, resonated with me and my past and the way I have looked at both myself and the World around me for so many years. 

This book isn't a 'You must become a feminist, NOW!' kind of book. It's a book which asks you to look at things from a more gentle, light-hearted point of view, in an attempt to make you realise that being who you are, is OK. That it is OK to be a woman. It is OK to feel the way you do, be confused about everything, and curious about anything. It's a book I would recommend til the cows came home (funny old saying!) and would happily buy for both friends, and family.

This book changed my life.

A picture of How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran