“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 you when you’re going to have a baby?
Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.”
I read this book in 3 days and loved it! I
It’s more of a biography than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be stories from the author and other people, but it was all about the author and it was laugh out loud funny!
There were bits I related to and bits that I may never relate to, but the charm is in how we women approach things in our lives. How we deal with situations and emotions that seem to come out of nowhere.
I read the book, going yes, yes we all have to go through puberty, grow up with siblings, be totally embarrassed at many moments in our lives, but in the end it all forms part of becoming a woman. But no, this is not where the book goes. It goes on a journey through life’s ups and downs, discoveries and adventures, with no destination in mind, just moving forward.
It ends with a great chapter including these 2 quotes:
“Accepting you’re just some ordinary woman who is going to have to crack on, work hard and be polite in order to get anything done is – once you’ve got over the crippling disappointment of your thundering ordinariness – incredibly liberating”
“As the years went on, I realised I really want to be, all told, is a human. Just a productive, honest, courteously treated human. Once of ‘The Guys’. But with really amazing hair.”
In the end to be a woman is to be ourselves.