Caitlin Moran writes: In How To Be A Woman, I was limited to a single topic: women. Their hair, their shoes and their crushes on Aslan from The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (which I know to be universal).
However! In my new book Moranthology, as the title suggests, I am set free to tackle the rest of the world: Ghostbusters, Twitter, caffeine, panic attacks, Michael Jackson's memorial service, being a middle-class marijuana addict, Doctor Who, binge drinking, Downton Abbey, pandas, my own tragically early death, and my repeated failure to get anyone to adopt the nickname I have chosen for myself: 'Puffin'.
I go to a sex club with Lady Gaga, cry on Paul McCartney's guitar, get drunk with Kylie, appear on Richard & Judy as a gnome, climb into the Tardis, sniff Sherlock Holmes's pillows at 221b Baker Street, write Amy Winehouse's obituary, turn up late to Downing Street for Gordon Brown, and am rudely snubbed at a garden party by David Cameron although that's probably because I called him 'A C-3PO made of ham'. Fair enough. And, in my spare time between hangovers I rant about the welfare state, library closures and poverty; like a shit Dickens or Orwell, but with tits.
What the reviewers think
'This collection of inimitable pieces is guaranteed to brighten up anyone's life or commute. Read it now' Independent on Sunday
'Very, very funny indeed' Woman & Home
About the author
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 15. At 16 she joined music weekly, Melody Maker, and at 18 briefly presented the pop show Naked City on Channel 4. Following this precocious start she then put in 18 solid years as a journalist for The Times as an interviewer, TV critic and columnist including the satirical celebrity column 'Celebrity Watch'. She won the British Press Awards' Columnist of The Year in 2010 and, in 2011, the BPA's Interviewer of the Year and Critic of the Year. Her bestselling memoir, How To Be A Woman, won the Galaxy National Book Awards Book of the Year, the Listener's Choice category at the Irish Book Awards and is published in 16 languages. She was keynote speaker at Mumsnet's inaugural BlogFest and our webchat guest in September 2012.
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