“Your key hobbies need to be long country walks (get some fresh air in your lungs!), masturbation and the revolution.”
This is my kind of book. It’s my kind of tone, my kind of issues and my kind of humour. I really enjoyed it, but I was sort of destined to. What I like about Caitlin Moran’s books is that even though they’re very much suited to me, she still challenges my opinions, and I actually disagree with her on quite a few things. But that’s one of the main reasons I keep reading.
I love her honesty and wit, especially on topics which people don’t address enough. I spent the whole time during her essay on wanting to ban homework screaming ‘PREACH’ in my head (it is beyond stupid and I plan to boycott it through my children, poor them).
My only criticism is a personal one which shouldn’t really affect anyone else’s experience of the book; I just dislike how much she talks about drinking and getting wasted. I don’t drink and I don’t like it when people glamourise it (intentionally or not). Like I said, that’s a very personal thing to me, but that said, it doesn’t really take anything away from the book itself.
Overall, what I expected. I would happily recommend.
Ps. Her interview with Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most spectacular things I’ve ever pictured in my head.
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