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.
Her new book is incredible – I shrieked with laughter throughout and probably cried solidly for the last 30 pages. She is simply one of the most significant people of her generation. Her writing has helped so many’
‘A fantastic book … searingly honest … I will dip into this book for the rest of my life. Every woman has got to have this on her bedside table’
‘Caitlin has helped so many girls find confidence and articulate their experiences, and I’m full of glee & hope this book will do the same for the middle-aged’
‘Wonderful’ Kate Mosse ‘Warning – you won’t sleep until you’ve inhaled every single word … BUY IT IMMEDIATELY’
‘Caitlin Moran’s new book is out now. It is everything we hoped. Midlife explained in a smart, witty way. YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND YOU ARE NOT GOING MAD!’
‘I wish I’d read Caitlin Moran’s More Than A Woman 40 years ago. But like with the tree-planting, the second best time is now. You just have to.’
‘This book is a hilarious memoir, a passionate polemic, and a moving manifesto on how to be a decent person and try, in the face of countless stresses, to live a full open-hearted, joyous life.’
The Sunday Times
‘There are drop-dead funny lines in Caitlin Moran’s fiercely honest new book on being a fortysomething woman’
‘More Than a Woman examines middle age, motherhood, sex and, of course, feminism all with Moran’s signature wit’
‘She writes with such heartening VIM and warmth about all the important stuff. More Than A Woman is my FRIEND, untangling a lot of my confusion about doing feminism right’
‘Ten years ago How To Be A Woman changed lives. The follow up could SAVE lives’