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le 28 octobre 2012
I met this book through an Amazon suggestion (thanks!) and I loved it. I always find it very engaging to read about women who honestly and brazenly tell their stories, especially, as in this case, when the woman is my age and we went through the stages of our growth into "womanhood" at roughly the same time.
What went over my head were the references to British pop culture (I was googling stuff like a mad woman!); also I didn't grow up poor with 7 siblings in a 3-bedroom house, nor did I start working in music journalism at 17. Yet side by side with what was different, there was all that I could relate to, all that made me laugh as if I'd been having a heart-to-heart with girlfriends and swapping advice on men and runny stockings. What I do have in common with Caitlin Moran is being a bookworm and a radical feminist, such characteristics not usually being portrayed in our culture (except with clichés worthy of the "gay best friend" from 20 years ago).
There are a few womanly rites I haven't been through, nor do I intend to, so it was fascinating to have her earnest no-bullshit take on weddings and children - her depiction of childbirth 1 & 2 are worth buying the book for... Anyway, I feel I met a friend reading this book, one I won't agree with on every subject, but that'll make every subject interesting to debate, and one you know who will give reality a hard look in the face and walk into it with style and bravado!