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Caitlin Moran
Caitlin Moran had literally no friends in 1990, and so had plenty of time to write her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. At sixteen she joined music weekly, Melody Maker, and at eighteen hosted the pop show Naked City. Following this precocious start she then put in... show more



Caitlin Moran had literally no friends in 1990, and so had plenty of time to write her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. At sixteen she joined music weekly, Melody Maker, and at eighteen hosted the pop show Naked City. Following this precocious start she then put in eighteen solid years as a columnist on the Times—both as a television critic and also in the most-read part of the paper, the satirical celebrity column “Celebrity Watch”—winning the British Press Awards’ Columnist of The Year award in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011. The eldest of eight children, Caitlin read lots of books about feminism—mainly in an attempt to be able to prove to her brother, Eddie, that she was scientifically better than him. Caitlin isn’t really her name. She was christened ‘Catherine.’ But she saw ‘Caitlin’ in a Jilly Cooper novel when she was thirteen and thought it looked exciting. That’s why she pronounces it incorrectly: ‘Catlin.’ It causes trouble for everyone.

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Birth date: April 05, 1975
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 1 year ago
4.5 starsI love how real the author is. She's the type of person you want to actually know in real life. The information in this book is pure genius and simultaneously mostly basic stuff that we should know. She just says it. I definitely recommend it.
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 2 years ago
This is a book that is easy to dip into as it is a series of essays on a huge variety of topics. Many are entertaining and/or serious but they are worth a look. Caitlin Moran can be controversial (the point really) but I really enjoyed reading these with some laugh-out-loud moments. She covers a lot...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran was the April book from the feminist book club on Goodreads called Our Shared Shelf started by Emma Watson. I am continually thankful for this book group as it has really opened my horizons to some truly fantastic and interesting books that I don't know I would hav...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 3 years ago
I've written before about how much I despised Lena Dunham's "feminist" memoir, and all I could think while reading this was that it's the middle-aged British equivalent. It's hypocritical with an understanding of history so narrow it's painfully trite. Moran argues that women haven't been present ...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 3 years ago
90. HOW TO BE A WOMAN, BY CAITLIN MORANRecommended by Laura.Once again, I’ll just have to beg forgiveness. I’m just not in the right set of mind to read this book. It looks fascinating, and I’ll probably give it another try in the future, but fiction is my one true passion.I found myself suspiciousl...
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