{Review} How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

I said I wanted to review books on here that are edgy, smart and funny. British columnist Caitlin Moran’s 2011 book, How to be a Woman is exactly that.

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Baby Panther explores modern feminism!

Moran is from the UK so there are a lot of fun and new slang words in this book. I learned an array of new words that I can now use at work-related functions! Here are just a few.




Maw (one of the last two refers to armpits. I’m not sure which one?)



(and my personal fav) Rolf Harris

“A little hairy. I like them a little hairy.”

Marvel at the creative slang in this excerpt:

“This is money we should be spending on the electricity bill and cheese and berets. Instead, we’re wasting it on making our Chihuahuas look like a skanky chicken breast.”

Foofin’ amazing.

Besides the fun new nicknames, this book is chalk-full of great ideas. Pornography, shaving, high heels, birthing, weddings. All of these stereotypical “girly” topics are dissected, ground up and spit out by Moran, with lots of laughs.

So to sum up, read this book. Your minge will thank you.

Learn more about the saucy Brit, including her new book Moranthology, on her website.

Get How To Be A Woman on Amazon.

Julie Chicklitasarus devoured this book

Julie Chicklitasarus devoured this book


About julieschicklit

My book blog is dedicated to finding books, stories & ideas that redefine women's literature to be something smarter & funnier. More RAWResome lit for ladies. I am remaining some-what anonymous because I have a day job. My Man-Beast and I are soon going to live abroad in China, so that's why I'm a reblog-aholic.


  1. We don’t read the same stuff, but reading something by a Brit author can be pretty entertaining. And we speak the same language. Basically. 😉

  2. Brits are always fun to read! I catch myself reading in my head with an English accent. It’s fancy!

  3. HA! I’ve learned a few of those words (ahem minge ahem), too funny. I’m looking this up on goodreads right now!

  4. Let me know what you think after you’ve read it! (And if you learn any other fun words!) xo

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  7. I agree with you 100% and love how you reviewed the book!

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