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Summary

The hilarious memoir from award-winning comedian Bridget Christie.

When Bridget Christie walked into her local bookshop, she thought she'd come out with a book. And maybe a calendar of cute photos of cats (hopefully unlike you've just done). The last thing she thought she'd be leaving with was the need for a new wave of feminism and the start of an incredibly successful career.

Up until that day, she hadn't realised that misogyny was like shiny leggings: it had been making an unexpected comeback (and for the record, neither do ordinary women any favours).

From that moment, Bridget decided that the world should know that feminism is not embarrassing for women. In fact she managed to find the humour in it. And she wasn't afraid to answer the difficult questions all women wanted to know: why do fish stare at you during lap dances at Stringfellows? Do I need to have botox before heading to a pub quiz? Is bootylicious a new brand of feminism or an arse-flavoured bubble gum?

A Book for Her is Bridget's story. But it's not only a book for her, it's also a book for you. And for him, if he's not a dick. Or even if he is, he could learn something that might make him not a dick.

Oh, and what happened in that bookshop? You'll have to listen on to find out....

©2015 Random House Audiobooks (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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Says what needs saying and all funny like....

Two weeks ago my best friend's husband...whom I adore...got out his phone and showed a video of a topless woman dancing to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. We were a group of girls at a party. He was then angry when I said, quite calmly, that I didn't want to see it.

He said I was jealous of the woman's body.

This made me angrier than I have been in a very, very long time. I hope I don't have to explain why here.

I will be buying a hardback copy of Bridget Christie's masterwork in finding the funny in the blanket suppression of we, the majority, by willy owners and sometimes, even ourselves. I think it is the spoonful of sugar needed to help that
medicine go down.

My best friend had a little girl a few months ago...I'm buying the book for her sake.

Thanks Bridget, you are a legend.

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Not just for the ladies

Hilarious, thoughtful and moving. Christie's well honed performance style makes this my favourite recent listen.

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A lot of laughs exploring equal rights issues

Bridget Christie brings her book to the Audible community with great enthusiasm and humour (there's loads of extra jokes where she directly addresses the listener). This is a 2015 compendium of all the shows she's done over the last 5 years and explores the themes around them. Whilst there's a load of silliness, there's also some important underlying messages of equality and respect. I'm a guy and never found the feminist issues anything other than engaging and thought provoking. Don't miss this fantastic book.

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Loved it

Bridget Christie is awesome and I liked having her in my ears for a few hours.

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Funny, serious, important, lovely

I just loved this book-Bridget Christie is so smart and funny without an ounce of pomp or worthiness. It's a book I want to give to my daughter when she's older because every girl should have someone as warm and funny yo help her understand feminism and why it's not only still relevant but vital.

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A Book for Her

Bridget Christie is an incredible comedian and she focus here on many important feminist issues. She is very inspiring and has made me feel more confident about standing up to sexism through comedy and hard facts about gender inequality. I would definitely recommend. Thanks Bridget.

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It's not just for her

Where does A Book for Her rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook really got me laughing; and thinking.

What about Bridget Christie’s performance did you like?

Christie is a terrific comedian so it's no surprise that the performance is great. She occasionally drops whatever the audiobook equivalent of the fourth wall is, chastising the listener for choosing the easy option of listening to rather than reading her book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

She really does manage to make feminism very funny without trivialising it and without preaching.

Any additional comments?

This isn't just a book for people with women's ears, I have men's ears and I really enjoyed it.

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Loved it

Well narrated and doesn't shy away from difficult subjects. Bridget has a natural and chatty writing style. She's not perfect and doesn't pretend to be. She knows there are people who know more than her on feminism, but she really understands the power of being able to reach people who might not pick up more academic works. I'll definitely read and listen to more of her books. (ps for Bridget. I'm not lazy, I just like to buy comedy in audio book form cos it feels like I'm at a little private gig instead of being on a boring smelly bus.)

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Amazing book

Could not recommend this book highly enough. Not only is it hilarious but it's highly educational too. I think i laughed as much as I cried listening to this book. Brilliantly written and terrifically read.

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Just Superb.

What a great book, brilliant.. Interesting and I actually cried laughing. I am now going to buy the paperback to sit on my shelf.

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  • Allie Larkin
  • 26-07-15

Brilliant!

Smart, funny, and painfully true. I'm so sorry it's over. I hope there's another book from Bridget Christie in the not-so-distant future.

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  • Melanie at LushPad
  • 23-05-17

My new favourite Comedian!!!

What made the experience of listening to A Book for Her the most enjoyable?

Bridget Christie is a breath of fresh air to me. She is bitingly intelligent and funny, and I felt finally that I've found a female comedian that I can relate to. Infinitely more interesting and witty than Amy Schumer and the like. I can't wait for more of Bridget's work to become available.