Friday, April 5, 2013

Inner Beauty Friday - Book Club


Once again it is Friday and time for Book Club!  I am linking up with Heather at Blonde...Undercover Blonde

This week I read "How to be Woman" by Caitlin Moran
How to Be a Woman

Here is the synopsis from "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 truth—whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children—to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself."

My thoughts: Though I don't think I'm a "strident feminist" as she describes herself.  I agree we need to make changes in order to make a place, a deserved place for women in every part of the world arena.  But this book provides a lot of food for thought - the only hinge is some obscure British references I didn't get.  Is it a MUST read no, but it is good brain food.



  1. I'm going to put this on my list!!! Your book club posts are giving me so many excellent titles to look for. :)

  2. Thanks! I love to read and I like being able to share with fellow bookworms!