Review: Caitlin Moran’s “How To Be A Woman”

Name: Jess Savage
Age: 20
Location: Cheltenham
Bio: Jess is part of the charity team here at Everyclick, in her spare time she enjoys reading, running and going on picnics.

Holiday is looming and I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the book charts to see what delight I should select as my holiday read. I often go for chick flick books or a Stephen King, but I this time I decided on Caitlin Moran’s “How To Be A Woman”.

The deciding factor for me was simply this line “1913 – Suffragette throws herself under the King’s horse. 1969 – Feminists storm Miss World. Now – Caitlin Moran rewrites “The Female Eunuch” from a bar stool and demands to know why trousers are getting smaller.”
It’s described as a part memoir; part rant which I think will make a good read whilst I’m relaxing by the pool in the heat of the Menorcan sun, whilst drinking a San Miguel…

As a Give as you Live user, naturally I used a registered store, Play.com, which was actually the cheapest place I could find the book. I snapped it up for just £5.99 with free postage, so now I have 320 pages to read on holiday and I raised 6p towards my fundraising target for the marathon I’m running in October for Tommys.

However, I am going for 2 weeks and as a speed reader and being scared of flying, I’ll probably finish this book on the plane. So I’ve decided I’m going to buy another couple of books that are in the chart to keep me going.

If you’re looking for a holiday read, take a look at some of my picks and you could raise money for your charity when you buy your books online with Give as you Live.