Il n'a jamais été aussi facile d'être une femme : on a le droit de vote, la pilule, et depuis 1727, personne ne nous a fait de procès pour sorcellerie.
Cependant, quelques questions agaçantes persistent : pourquoi doit-on se faire épiler le maillot ? Quelle position adopter face au Botox ? Est-ce que les hommes nous haïssent secrètement ? Pourquoi les soutiens-gorge font-ils si mal ? Et pourquoi tout le monde veut savoir quand on fera un bébé ? Moitié mémoires, moitié coup de gueule, Comment peut-on (encore) être une femme ? répond à ces questions - tout en nous racontant l'adolescence, le boulot, les strip-clubs, l'amour, les kilos en trop, le shopping, l'avortement, la maternité et bien plus encore.
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out. Her instant bestseller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy, and the general ''hoo-ha'' of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed ''the difficult bit'' was over, and her forties were going to be a doddle. If only she had known: when middle age arrives, a whole new bunch of tough questions need answering. Why isn''t there such a thing as a ''Mum Bod''? How did sex get boring? What are men really thinking? Where did all that stuff in the kitchen drawers come from? Can feminists have Botox? Why has wine turned against you? How can you tell the difference between a Teenage Micro-Breakdown, and The Real Thing? Has feminism gone too far ? And, as always, WHO''S LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN? Now with ageing parents, teenage daughters, a bigger bum and a To-Do list without end, Caitlin Moran is back with More Than A Woman: a guide to growing older, a manifesto for change, and a celebration of all those middle-aged women who keep the world turning.
It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask when you're going to have a baby? This title provides answers to such questions.
On ne peut pas écrire un livre en un jour !
Je me suis assise à dix heures du matin avec une tasse de chocolat et un sandwich à la confiture, pour commencer à écrire la première page. Quand j'ai relevé la tête, il était 11h04.
Je n'avais rempli que deux pages.
Imaginant que pour produire des mots, il fallait me fournir en énergie, je me suis fait trois autres sandwichs.
Quand j'ai relevé la tête, éblouie comme une chouette, épuisée par l'effort, les doigts collants de confiture, il était 11h47.
J'avais écrit 101 mots.
J'ai commencé à comprendre que mon plan, qui était d'écrire entre quinze et trente livres par an, avait besoin de quelques ajustements.
J'ai fini d'écrire mon livre deux ans plus tard.
Life is always better backstage, isn't it?
The Sunday Times Number One bestseller about a young woman making it in a world where men hold all the power.
I'm Johanna Morrigan, and I live in London in 1995, at the epicentre of Britpop. I might only be nineteen, but I'm wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly.
My unrequited love, John Kite, has scored an unexpected Number One album, then exploded into a Booze And Drugs HellTM - as rockstars do. And my new best friend - the maverick feminist Suzanne Banks, of The Branks - has amazing hair, but writer's block and a rampant pill problem. So I've decided I should become a Fame Doctor. I'm going to use my new monthly column for The Face to write about every ridiculous, surreal, amazing aspect of a million people knowing your name.
But when my two-night-stand with edgy comedian Jerry Sharp goes wrong, people start to know my name for all the wrong reasons. 'He's a vampire. He destroys bright young girls. Also, he's a total dick' Suzanne warned me. But by that point, I'd already had sex with him. Bad sex.
Now I'm one of the girls he's trying to destroy.
He needs to be stopped.
But how can one woman stop a bad, famous, powerful man?
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, this title also deals with subjects such as Caffeine; Ghostbusters; Being Poor; Twitter; Caravans; Obama; Wales; Paul McCartney; The Welfare State; Sherlock; and more.
''I''ve lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac - and that''s just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?'' When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favourite pieces for her new book she realised that they all seemed to join up. Turns out, it''s the same old problems and the same old ass-hats. Then she thought of the word ''Moranifesto'', and she knew what she had to do... This is Caitlin''s engaging and amusing rallying call for our times. Combining the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book, Caitlin deals with topics as pressing and diverse as 1980s swearing, benefits, boarding schools, and why the internet is like a drunken toddler. And whilst never afraid to address the big issues of the day - such as Benedict Cumberbatch and duffel coats - Caitlin also makes a passionate effort to understand our 21st century society and presents us with her ''Moranifesto'' for making the world a better place. The polite revolution starts here! Please.
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself.
It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde - fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer - like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontes - but without the dying young bit.
By 16, she's smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She's writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.
But what happens when Johanna realises she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all?
Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease, with a soundtrack by My Bloody Valentine and Happy Mondays. As beautiful as it is funny, How To Build a Girl is a brilliant coming-of-age novel in DMs and ripped tights, that captures perfectly the terror and joy of trying to discover exactly who it is you are going to be.
Soon to be a major film directed by Coky Giedroyc and starring Ladybird's Beanie Feldstein as Johanna Morrigan and Game of Thrones's Alfie Allen as John Kite My name's Johanna Morrigan. I'm fourteen, and I've just decided to kill myself.
I don't really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn't exactly go to plan...
A Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback, from the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman.