"How to Be a Woman" Book Review

This review is from: How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

“Do you have a vagina?” she writes. “Do you want to be in charge of it?” If you said yes to both,”Congratulations! You’re a feminist.” Caitlyn Moran, a columnist for The Times of London by day, and an author of tomes by night writes How to Be a Woman, a conversational styled, riotous biography/discourse. Within her non-academic lettering, she cites a survey finding that only 29 percent of American women describe themselves as feminists. In the Two Thousand Teens, it appears that feminist ideology and culture leans toward old-fashioned and outdated. Miss Moran’s mission is to “reclaim the word `feminism.’ ” She confronts this bewildering question while she swings fluently between her own comical encounters and grander questions about a woman’s station in the modern world.

SPOILER ALERT: Her language and content are to the left of left, irreverent, brutal, honest, and sometimes daunting for a middle aged woman from the Southern US; however, spot-on and worth every single, indulgent minute. Moms, sisters, grandmas, aunts, and godmothers should buy this book for their younger female gendered AND their male counterparts, but READ it first, and give it to them after their 17th birthday.