More Than a Woman
A Good Morning America Book Pick
The author of the international bestseller How to Be a Woman returns with another “hilarious neo-feminist manifesto” (NPR) in which she reflects on parenting, middle-age, marriage, existential crises—and, of course, feminism.
A decade ago, Caitlin Moran burst onto the scene with her instant bestseller, How to Be a Woman, a hilarious and resonant take on feminism, the patriarchy, and all things womanhood. Moran’s seminal book followed her from her terrible 13th birthday through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, and beyond—and is considered the inaugural work of the irreverent confessional feminist memoir genre that continues to occupy a major place in the cultural landscape.
Since that publication, it’s been a glorious ten years for young women: Barack Obama loves Fleabag, and Dior make “FEMINIST” t-shirts. However, middle-aged women still have some nagging, unanswered questions: Can feminists have Botox? Why isn’t there such a thing as “Mum Bod”? Why do hangovers suddenly hurt so much? Is the camel-toe the new erogenous zone? Why do all your clothes suddenly hate you? Has feminism gone too far? Will your To Do List ever end? And WHO’S LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN?
As timely as it is hysterically funny, this memoir/manifesto will have readers laughing out loud, blinking back tears, and redefining their views on feminism and the patriarchy. More Than a Woman is a brutally honest, scathingly funny, and absolutely necessary take on the life of the modern woman—and one that only Caitlin Moran can provide.
Praise For More Than a Woman…
— New York Post, Best Book of the Week
“Hilarious.… Moran’s irreverent and sweary style was already familiar in the U.K. by the time her first book, How to Be a Woman, became a New York Times best seller…. A decade later, More Than a Woman celebrates the hard-won wisdom of middle age. The humor is still there, and the anger, but also humility and joy.”
— Los Angeles Times
“One of the funniest feminist writers working today…. [More Than a Woman] asks new probing questions—with a wink and a smirk—that get to the heart of mid-life gender inequity.”
— Bust Magazine
— Library Journal, starred review
"Moran handles weighty topics with lightness and a welcoming spirit, delivering straight talk with empathy, humor, and hope."
“Moran takes on the fraught topic of being a modern woman in this realistic, sometimes funny, and occasionally heartbreaking essay collection…. Readers will find comfort and humor in Moran’s heartfelt and deeply honest musings.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Superbly funny....The most obvious precursor to More Than a Woman is I Feel Bad About My Neck.... But where Ephron’s impulse was to chronicle the often inglorious slide towards old age, Moran’s is, where possible, to celebrate and find value in it.”
— The Guardian
“The hilarious Caitlin Moran returns with her second neo-feminist memoir, following How to Be a Woman… Women with changing bodies, aging parents, and children at home will relate to Moran’s biting humor, and men partnered with those women might want to read this to save their relationship.”
— Virtuoso Magazine
Harper Perennial, 9780062893710, 272pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
About the Author
Caitlin Moran’s debut book, How to Be a Woman, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, How to Build a Girl, received widespread acclaim. She lives in London. You can follow Caitlin on Twitter: @caitlinmoran