Jezebel Book Club: How To Be a Woman

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This month, we'll be reading Caitlin Moran's best-selling How To Be a Woman. Here's a summary from Amazon:

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 why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

You can also check out the excerpt we ran last week about vagina nicknames.


You have until August 24th to finish the book. As always, we'll post some reminders before then. Get reading!

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Erin Gloria Ryan

Fuck yes. This book is so funny and great and smart and kind. It's Sedaris' Naked with more social reflection, it's Bossypants with more vulnerability, it's having a drink with your funniest, wisest friend. It's sitting on the floor of your first apartment with your roommate and eating tacos from a styrofoam container at 3 am and dissolving into giggle fits.

But with so, so, so many more dirty jokes.