Moranthology Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author Caitlin Moran was limited to pretty much one subject being a woman In MORANTHOLOGY Caitlin gets quite chatty ab

Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject being a woman.In MORANTHOLOGY Caitlin gets quite chatty about many subjects, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually left to hot shot wonks and not a woman who sometimes keeps a falafel in her handbag ThPossibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject being a woman.In MORANTHOLOGY Caitlin gets quite chatty about many subjects, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually left to hot shot wonks and not a woman who sometimes keeps a falafel in her handbag These other subjects includeCaffeine Ghostbusters Being Poor Twitter Caravans Obama Wales Paul McCartney The Welfare State Sherlock David Cameron Looking Like Ham Amy Winehouse The Big Society Big Hair Nutter letters Michael Jackson s funeral Failed Nicknames Wolverhampton Squirrels Testicles Sexy Tax Binge drinking Chivalry Rihanna s Cardigan Party Bags Hot People Transsexuals The Gay Moon Landings

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  1. 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 briefly presented the pop show Naked City on Channel 4 Following this precocious start she then put in eighteen solid years as a columnist on The Times both as a TV 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, home educated in a council house in Wolverhampton, 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 13 and thought it looked exciting That s why she pronounces it incorrectly Catlin It causes trouble for everyone from caitlinmoran index.p

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  1. As far as I m concerned, Caitlin Moran is a genius Her style is chaotic and chatty on the surface, and she seems to have real problems understanding the semicolon, but under the bonnet every sentence is assembled with such beautiful precision Her phrases are spring loaded to take you by surprise And I suppose, because I also grew up in 80s 90s Britain, there is also something incredibly appealing about her shared pool of references She has no identity, save that which advertisers sell her, I con [...]

  2. Usually when I read anything by Caitlin Moran it ends with me wishing she were my best friend This collection of essays was no different As always, Moran is delightful, relatable, hilarious and truly entertaining.

  3. I was going on a very long bus ride that I knew would leave me inevitably grumpy I wandered Barnes Noble, unable to find something funny to distract me from my impending angst Then I remembered that Caitlin Moran had another book out I swooped, I bought, I packed Now, 24 hours having purchased the book, I m finished.The think about reading Moran is that you feel like you re having drinks with your talkative, eccentric friend who never means to clash her clothes or have a random sandwich in her p [...]

  4. 3.5 stars I really liked it, not quite a much as How to be a woman, but enough to read anything else she writes I could not identify with a lot of the articles as I have not watched any of the TV shows she reference and a lot of it is very British, but I was still giggling like a mad person, so that deserves high praise I love that she mixes personal anecdotes, real issues and celebrity stuff If you enjoyed Tina Fey I think you should try this On libraries They are cathedrals of the minds hospit [...]

  5. In a world where women still worry that they are too much too big, too loud, too demanding, too exuberant Taylor was a reminder what a delight it can be, for men and women alike, when a woman really does take full possession of her powers How incredibly light and refreshing this book was Caitlin Moran is a breath of fresh air She s sharp, funny and just reeks of intelligence My kind of woman This book consists of essays, that I must say are rather a mixed bag In How to be a woman I knew what I w [...]

  6. This collection of essays from The Times of London was a mixed bag Columns featuring her trademark strident feminism Yes, please Profiles of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga Sure, I m down for that A lengthy accounting of the royal wedding, punctuated by numerous tweets from British celebrities I d never heard of No thanks Reviews of Dr Who, Downton Abbey, and Sherlock, none of which I d ever seen Yawn Although that Sherlock sounds pretty good Added to Netflix queue And while I m sure t [...]

  7. 4.5 starsHahahaha, I think I need a lie down now.So, what can I possibly say about Moranthology which hasn t already been said before In a nutshell, it s bloody fantastic, very accessible, loaded with sharp wit, an ever discerning eye and pumped full of silliness If Moranthology was a dessert, it would be a mash up of all your favourites with some sprinkles added on top.Caitlin Moran does what she does best she puts her heart and soul into everything she writes, and in the process mocks herself [...]

  8. For those of us who are new to the phenomenon that is Caitlin Moran, this compilation of columns proves that she is an unparalleled artist, painting with a brush of words and a palette of intelligence, hilarity, conscience, introspection, and interpersonality In other words, her writing is wicked smart, uber perceptive, totally principled, and super freaking funny.Only two problems separate Moranthology from How To Be a Woman, an irrefutably five star book 1 the nature of an anthology and 2 hast [...]

  9. Oh Cate I call her Cate, cause in my head, we re friends , stop making my girl crush on you worseA collection of the columns written for The Times encompassing Sherlock, why Ghostbusters is the best film ever made I agree whisper unless we include Jaws and Bill Murray is another of my very close imaginary friends , making stupid remarks while drunk, Mooncups I looked that up andI can t even , benefit cuts and library closures, female popstars no longer able to make songs without being willing to [...]

  10. Why do I love her so much Quite simply because she s hilarious She makes excellent observations, which make you laugh, and at the same time consider often serious topics from a new light You learn something, you feel entertained What s not to love She also interviews celebs a lot Including a now super famous interview with Lady Gaga in Berlin which culminated in them all going off to a sex club in Berlin, dancing the night away, and Lady Gaga doing a wee in front of her she was then able to put [...]

  11. Toss up between a 3 and 4 Really enjoyed this book though slightly less than How to Be a Woman It was perfect for a Readathon since the columns are short and hilarious It did make me laugh out loud on several occasions.

  12. I ve read, and enjoyed, a few of Caitlin Moran s columns in The Times and elsewhere too, probably so when I saw this cheap in a charity shop, I picked it up to put by my bed and use as a light read before going to sleep.Alas, though there were plenty of bits which made me laugh, and a few sections which I found particularly touching and intelligent mainly about places I d also been , much of it was a bit tiresome and I didn t find that amusing This was mainly due to the problem of 350 pages of t [...]

  13. It seems rather fitting that I read the majority of this book after a couple of glasses of wine Moran s chaotic wit and style is what I would expect from a the U.K s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler and Lena Dunham , much of what she said was clever and had me chuckling I love the conversations she has in bed with her husband, who is trying to sleep I see that in my future.However, there were often parts that even my trusty glasses of wine couldn t help me get through, which is just a matter [...]

  14. There were some nice moments in this collection of columns, but for the most part it was neither funny nor interesting Maybe it s because I m not British, but a lot of the columns were about things people I am just not interested in, like Doctor Who David Attenborough Celebrity Watch no idea what that even is There were some serious essays about benefits and poverty etc, but they lacked real power and insight, in my opinion I had the exact same opinion of How to Be a Woman, so I don t really kno [...]

  15. Caitlin Moran does it again brilliant, witty, honest, thoroughly enjoyable This is a collection of some of the columns she s written for The Guardian over the years and covers everything from her thoughts on the UK closing public libraries to visiting a sex club in Berlin with Lady Gaga Bonus her review of BBC s Sherlock got me hooked on the television series Thank you CM

  16. Den f r stjerne nummer fire ene og alene fordi Moran som leser egne b ker er det eneste jeg har f tt til funke som lydbok s langt.

  17. Despite the fact that I think Caitlin Moran doesn t really get YA fiction flavorwire 457727 caitlin , I still think she is hilarious and brilliant Recently I saw a list of 25 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh again on Flavorwire like the above article I spend a lot of time there , and Sloane Crosley was touted to take the hilarious female personal essay writer crown which I m sure is a thing and that is totes bullshit It totally goes to Moran Crosley doesn t hold a candle to her Plus, she write [...]

  18. Review from my blog thelittlebooks I knew instantly I d love this book after reading Caitlin s marvel that was How to be a Woman last year This woman is nothing short of HILARIOUS Honestly I was laughing the whole way through this book For those not familiar with Caitlin Moran she is a journalist and columnist for the Times newspaper in the UK, and this book which is so aptly named, is an anthology of her best columns from the past few years I believe the earliest is from 2009 but don t quote me [...]

  19. Caitlin Moran, why aren t you my friend After reading How to Be a Woman, I was enad of your wit and thought provoking analysis of womanhood I was especially in awe of your compare and contrast between stripping and burlesque and why one is infinitely better for women I have reused this several times in random conversations about strip clubs After reading your wonderful collection of articles and essays, I now have a desire to visit Wales, specifically Aberystwyth, demand that my husband give me [...]

  20. I m a fan of Caitlin Moran and after hearing her speak at The Green Man festival in Wales this summer, I determined to read this second book She was warm and entertaining at the festival and this was reflected in her writing here I thoroughly enjoyed How To Be A Woman and I wasn t disappointed here.Once you realise that this is an anthology of her columns in The Times, you understand the format and have your expectations accordingly As I don t happen to subscribe to The Times online, I appreciat [...]

  21. N kter sloupky vynikaj c pro m t eba rozhovor s Keith Richardsem, Lady Gaga, rodinn historky , n kter slab , nebo pro m ne tak zaj mav a z bavn Caitlin Moran jsem si po dvou knih ch velmi obl bila, je mi sympatick a na p du a rozhodn bych s n n kdy za la na gin s tonikem Fakt ale je, e u nejsem z jej ho stylu tak len p ekvapen , proto e u p ece jen v m, co ekat U Morantologie jsem ani tolik nepropadala z chvat m sm chu T m ne k m, e je patn , je po d moc dobr a sp bych dala n jak ch 3 a p l , al [...]

  22. I m really torn on how to express my thoughts about this book.On the one hand, there were some stories that I genuinely enjoyed Caitlin Moran s personality definitely comes out in her writing, which is important On the other hand, many of the stories especially those related to her meeting celebrities felt like play by plays of the events Too much telling, not enough showing With a lot of these stories, I d rather have just read an interview between her and the celebrity It would have been easie [...]

  23. I don t usually read this sort of book When I read nonfiction, it s either as professional development or it s history from an object orientation But I ran across Moran s article on libraries huffingtonpost caitlin , which I enjoyed very much So I picked up Moranthology.I didn t realize I d find a kindred soul.It didn t take much to convince me of that She had me at There s a lot of Sherlock love in here In many ways, this book might as well be called Deduce THIS, Sexlock Holmes with a picture o [...]

  24. After reading How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran I was extremely curious about this particular woman who opened my mind to contemporary feminism In Moranthology , a compilation of some of her columns about life and pop culture, plus in bed discussions with her husband, Moran talks about the Royal Wedding, why she doesn t travel the world, her hair, her love for the BBC series Sherlock, among hundreds of other things It s funny, entertaining and well written She gives us her feminist perspective [...]

  25. I adore Caitlin Moran She s acerbic, warm, funny, and a very smart observer of pop culture After devouring HOW TO BE A WOMAN I couldn t wait to get my hands on this collection of her previously published pieces This is a mix of celebrity interviews Keith Richards, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney , pop culture observations the royal wedding, Michael Jackson s funeral, Downton Abbey vs Sherlock , and social commentary parenting, feminism, etc Each piece is short and pithy but still very satisfying HOW T [...]

  26. It s officialI love Caitlin Moran, or I wish I was as funny as hereither or this is an awesome read Even to those who wouldn t regularly read her columns, there s a bit in here for everyone, and I have been annoying my friends and family continuously with saying just read this bit , but you love GaGa and I promise you laugh out loud on this one I was especially happy to find out that someone else thinks that Ghostbusters are cooler than Jedi s a part from my mate Lisa, who I have a photo of with [...]

  27. Reads like a collection of blog posts, and maybe it is Very ranty and self righteous Not as easy to follow as How to be a Woman, and not as enjoyable either Also she lost my fanship when she mentioned view spoiler that we need quotas in the work place even for the unskilled jobs, as if 50 percent of women actually want a dead end unskilled job in the first place I don t think so I didn t slog through piles of coursework to get my distinction certificates for some crappy job, for me it s 10 per h [...]

  28. Some of the essays in this collection were better than others isn t that always the case , some purely fun, while others serious, but all from the heart with Moran s signature quirky wit From Ghostbuster to Downton Abbey, Marriage Children, Keith Richards to Paul McCartney, as well as serious social issues like funding for the arts, poverty, the importance of libraries thrown in too, there is definitely something in here for everyone to enjoy, laugh at, and think hard about.For me personally, [...]

  29. I went into this with a completely opened mind hoping to be entertained but realized early on that Moran is just a braggart whose antidotes are bland and moronic How anyone can compare her to Tina Fey is beyond me She has neither the wit nor the talent Had it not been fro the interviews with Keith Richards, Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney, I probably would ve thrown is over my balcony It s fine to write about your life but at least work it out to make me care If I don t care about you, I m sure as [...]

  30. Caitlin Moran is hilarious She writes about issues big and small bringing humor and unexpected insightfulness to everything from Michael Jackson s funeral to the importance of libraries.Since this is a collection of her previously published newspaper articles, it was perfect to read over the course of a busy semester I read it an article at a time over about six weeks, and it provided brief, welcome moments of humor amongst my mounds of essay grading.

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