If you haven’t heard of Caitlin Moran before, then let me introduce you. She is a British Broadcaster, Writer and all round hero of mine.
She is a columnist for The Times and has had four books published so far. My first introduction to her was late one evening browsing Waterstones for my next literary obsession, and boy did I find it.
She says all the things I can’t/don’t say, she makes you feel better about yourself and able to laugh at things you never thought possible. She makes you think about the issues you may not have before, which affect you. She is fascinating, both in writing and life. Watch some of her interviews where she speaks so fast you’ll have to try to keep up, see her giving talks to hundreds of men and women and making all the room laugh about masturbating. READ HER BOOKS. Seriously. I don’t know how anyone can’t love her.
When I read ‘How To Be A Woman’, I’d quoted it so much and laughed out loud so much and generally decided I was also a STRIDENT FEMINIST (as Caitlin does) so much, that I think my boyfriend was very interested to see what all the fuss was about. And he read it himself. And he laughed, and he loved it. He is a feminist, and a fan. And I love him even more for it.
If you’re still with me, still reading this, then I THANK YOU.
I hope you are. But I do apologise that this post is a little different than the usual you were probably expecting. I like to write about things I love above all though. And Caitlin is one of them.
I’ve just finished reading her latest novel ‘How To Build a Girl’, and this one was also funny, but even more powerful, political and moving I’d say. One chapter particularly moved me, talking about Working Class people and hit close to home on some issues. She did me proud once again.
I just wanted you all to know of her really, and hopefully go read her books.
Let me know if you do, or if you’re already a fan?
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