Caitlin was interviewed by Emma Watson for Our Shared Shelf and we are delighted to share it with you here!
Caitlin Moran’s first adult novel. 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!
MORANTHOLOGY The very best of Caitlin Moran – in the first ever collection of her writing.
‘In HOW TO BE A WOMAN, I was limited to a single topic: women. Their hair, their shoes and their crushes on Aslan from The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (which I KNOW to be universal).
‘However! In my new book MORANTHOLOGY – as the title suggests – I am set free to tackle THE REST OF THE WORLD…’
There’s never been a better 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 you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby?
Addressing life’s important questions including whether or not men really hate us, this book will provide endless dinner party chat.
On the recent tour it was the I am a Feminist Tea Towel that was the most popular item.
It must be because of the rules of feminism…
1. Women are equal to men
2. Don’t be a dick
3. That’s all
You can buy one from here, and other tour merchandise, with all of Caitlin’s profits going to the charity Refuge.
Highlights from event with Caitlin Moran discussing anything and everything to celebrate the release of her book, Moranthology in 2012. Caitlin was chatting to Alexandra Hemminsley.
Bestselling author, feminist and all-round funny woman, Caitlin Moran takes us on a tour of her house and talks us through some of the feminist basics: how being a bit hairier down below could result in a massive telly, Russell Crowe, his wrinkles and some provocative posing oh and shoes, obviously.
If you missed Caitlin Moran’s live tour to support the publication of her first adult novel then you can catch the highlights right here.