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How to Be Famous

Narrated by: Louise Brealey
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran, read by Louise Brealey.

Life is always better backstage, isn't it?

A funny, riotous novel about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power from the Sunday Times best-selling author of How To Build A Girl

I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in London in 1995, at the epicentre of Britpop. I might only be 19, but I’m wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly. 

My unrequited love, John Kite, has scored an unexpected Number One album, then exploded into a Booze And Drugs HellTM - as rockstars do. And my new best friend - the maverick feminist Suzanne Banks, of The Branks - has amazing hair, but writer’s block and a rampant pill problem. So I’ve decided I should become a 'Fame Doctor'. I’m going to use my new monthly column for The Face to write about every ridiculous, surreal, amazing aspect of a million people knowing your name.

But when my two-night-stand with edgy comedian Jerry Sharp goes wrong, people start to know my name for all the wrong reasons. ‘He’s a vampire. He destroys bright young girls. Also, he’s a total dick’ Suzanne warned me. But by that point, I’d already had sex with him. Bad sex. 

Now I’m one of the girls he’s trying to destroy.

He needs to be stopped.

But how can one woman stop a bad, famous, powerful man?  

©2018 Caitlin Moran (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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wonderful!

The funniest, most quotable, joyful, uplifting read! I recommend with all my crazy heart and soul!

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Incredibly relatable!

I strongly recommend this book to females from 16 upwards. Good to advice young girls of what may lie ahead. Whilst older women can relate to it.

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Beautiful

I loved this book. I really really loved it.
It is funny and smart and resoundingly feminist and, in the end, really beautiful.

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Undoubtedly exhilarating and empowering

Johanna Moragan and Dolly Wilde are who I now strive to be. How to Build a Girl and How to be Famous are the best books that have ever been written. They have brought me so much joy , excitement and they have made me create a new aim. That all I want in life is to be confident. Louise Brealey's narrating is absolutely brilliant. I listen to these books on repeat, I only wish I'd read them when I was younger.

If you treat yourself to anything this year, make sure the first is How to Build a Girl and the second is this book.

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Caitlin Moran you glorious beast

not once before have I bothered to pre order an audio book but I have been waiting for this bad boy for a good few months. I loved the first novel and I loved this one. can't find enough great things to say about it Caitlin Morans writing is phenomenal, funny, sad, happy, poignant, relatable. please write another one pronto! (Also narrator is v good I have to say, that can make or break a story sometimes)

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For the love of all teenage girls

I really enjoyed this story by Caitlin Moran and would highly recommend it. It’s written kindly and thoughtfully for the teenager who lived inside, maybe all of us but definitely this misfit of a girl. I found parts really thoughtful and enjoyed how it made me challenge notions I wasn’t even aware I held. I think her writing is about seeing the world with kindness and wonder and unashamed delight which is inspiring even if I can only do it for an afternoon at a time.
Read them both.

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Gets better and better

I love Caitlin Moran, she has such a funny, beautiful, powerful way with words. Read How To Build a Girl first, it is such an important backstory to this creation. I need more of her words in my life, I shall buy more...

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Just love.

Love for Caitlin, the story, the narrator, women everywhere, Zee but mostly Mr John Kite.

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No difficult second album here!

An amazing sequal to the incredible How to Build A Girl.

I wish I had these books at 17, I think it would have changed my life! Instead it has warmed blmy heart at 33.

A must!

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A disappointing sequel

I was really looking forward to reading this after the fabulous ‘How to Build a Girl’. My high expectations were dashed with a story that borrowed heavily from the prequel and overstretched the few new ideas. Where were the laugh-out-loud moments? Very disappointing.