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Caitlin Moran: live webchat, Thursday 13 September, 1-2pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Sep-12 16:41:25

Much excitement at Mumsnet HQ this week as Caitlin Moran is joining us on Thursday lunchtime (1-2pm) for a live webchat and to talk us through her latest book, Moranthology.

How to be a Woman was one of the most talked about books on the boards last year, so we're all delighted to hear Moranthology brings more chat on a brilliant range of topics: Twitter, Obama, binge drinking, Amy Winehouse, 'The Big Society', Party Bags and Boris Johnson - Albino Shag-hound.  These are just a few of the subjects touched on and make us think she is our ideal guest.

Post your questions to Caitlin in advance or join her on Thursday at 1pm.

BupcakesandCunting Wed 12-Sep-12 19:35:45

Great. I put kisses on the end of my post. I am officially a twunt. hmm

CeliaFate Wed 12-Sep-12 19:45:47

How do you think feminism will have progressed by the time your daughters are adult?

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 12-Sep-12 19:49:10

Oh Caitlin - [tries to be cool] - I love you and your book and loved your interview with Tim Minchin on r4 a couple of weeks back - was it the battle of the big hair.

Think my favourite quote of yours is 'leopard is a neutral' wink Love all the feminism stuff too obviously.

Am going to have to re-arrange tomorrow to be around for this now [excited]

Heebiejeebie Wed 12-Sep-12 20:08:21

Could you please tell us how it feels to have 'Moran week' in the Times? Has anyone else ever had a week? And shouldn't you be inviting everyone at the Bloomsbury Theatre tonight to the after party? Thank you.

snigger Wed 12-Sep-12 20:09:36

Hello Caitlin


Listened to your Teenage Diary segment on R4 and loved it, and wondered - do you still keep a diary? If so, do you still find yourself tempted to start with what you ate?

EleanorHandbasket Wed 12-Sep-12 20:24:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mrscumberbatch Wed 12-Sep-12 20:32:32

What's your take on all the Olympic shenanigans eh?

Also your book is regularly gifted to my girlfriends (that term offends me.) So thank you for making it a bit of a no brainer.

My birthday present shopping list goes "Is she a girl? Does she have a brain? Catlin Moran book it is."

Tis easy peasy.

chosenone Wed 12-Sep-12 20:32:36

sooooo Caitlin please tell us about your stitches wink

BabeRuthless Wed 12-Sep-12 20:55:54

Hi Caitlin

I remember taping episodes of Naked City & watching them obsessively. I'm of a certain age where I used to wear doc martins, drink cider & dance to Nirvana so hence the following questions

Does Courtney Love ever get in touch? Even by means of rambling answer phone messages?

What do you think your 16 year old self would have made of Lady Gaga? Are there any current rock role models for girls out there?

Goonatic Wed 12-Sep-12 21:19:44

Hello Caitlin,
I buy all my friends copies of your book for their birthdays. It is brill and my copy is on it's fifth lending.

My DH and I have a famous people clause, he is allowed to shag Emma Bunton and I am allowed to shag Bryan Adams, Paul Walker and I have recently added Oscar Pistorius. Do you have one and who is on it? If not who would you put on it?


FastidiaBlueberry Wed 12-Sep-12 21:54:56

Hi Caitlin, what's your view on the Assange fiasco?

BupcakesandCunting Wed 12-Sep-12 21:59:05

Goonatic, your DH just gets Bunton and you get a trio of hunks?! How is that fair?! shock

Goonatic Wed 12-Sep-12 22:01:30

Ha ha! I secretly updated mine and didn't tell him!!!! He is a goonatic!

MrsKwazii Wed 12-Sep-12 22:05:37

Hello Caitlin,

I thought you looked cheerfully bonkers in the Batman get-up in the The Times at the weekend - hope you got to keep it. Especially the cape. You could also pretend to be a olde time magician when the mood took you then.

You mentioned in the feature about your new book that you decided to take the non-sneery, less acerbic road to being a critic, and to have fun. Being a misery-guts is probably easier, but what you're doing looks like a lot more fun, especially as it means your byline pictures aren't of you looking all moody. Why aren't more people following your lead?

Haberdashery Wed 12-Sep-12 22:10:31

>> he is allowed to shag Emma Bunton

Jesus, seriously? Are you not a bit worried about his taste in women?

NorbertDentressangle Wed 12-Sep-12 22:11:10

So Caitlin, who would win in a fight between you and Hufty?

libertychick Wed 12-Sep-12 22:13:03

Hello Caitlin
Thanks for being a wild haired, clever, loud, lovely, opinionated, honest woman who has a bush and rocks a dress. You give others permission to be themselves and that is quite a gift.

Goonatic Wed 12-Sep-12 22:15:04

OY haberdashery ! Bless him he hasnt thought to update it from circa 1995 so she was quite fit at the time. Am but scared to ask him to update it.

cocolepew Wed 12-Sep-12 22:29:42

Hi Caitlin, who do you think are good female role models for teens today?

cocolepew Wed 12-Sep-12 22:30:34

Did someone already ask that ?hmm

MmeLindor Wed 12-Sep-12 22:34:24

Hello Caitlin

There has been a lot of discussion recently about trolls on Twitter, and how celebrities deal with them.

Do you get a lot of abuse on Twitter, and if you do how do you deal with it?

(going by the atrocious fawning on this thread, you probably don't get any abuse)

<hard stare at the fluttering masses> Stop it. We have a reputation as hard assed vipers to maintain. FFS.

margerykemp Wed 12-Sep-12 22:35:35

Do you think you'll write a sequel to HTBAW?

LittleWhiteWolf Wed 12-Sep-12 22:56:19

I have just finished reading HTBAW thanks to loads of mentions of it on here. I know Caitlin will answer her own questions, but WRT porn being "fine" I do believe what CM actually said was that she what she wants from porn is to be able to watch people enjoying consensual sex with people they actually like and want to fuck, which of course is not what the porn industry does. Normal people, normal sex. Although forgive me if I'm wrong and have read it incorrectly.

I haven't got a question right now, but will think on it and return!

MrsKwazii Wed 12-Sep-12 23:22:09

<Flicks v's at MmeLindor in hard assed viper fashion. Restores balance to the universe> wink

wellwisher Wed 12-Sep-12 23:30:10

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