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More Than a Woman

Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
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A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out. Her instant best seller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy and the general ‘hoo-ha’ of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed ‘the difficult bit’ was over and her 40s were going to be a doddle.

If only she had known: when middle age arrives, a whole new bunch of tough questions need answering. Why isn’t there such a thing as a ‘Mum Bod’? How did sex get boring? What are men really thinking? Where did all that stuff in the kitchen drawers come from? Can feminists have Botox? Why has wine turned against you? How can you tell the difference between a teenage micro-breakdown and the real thing? Has feminism gone too far? And, as always, who's looking after the children?

Now with ageing parents, teenage daughters, a bigger bum and a to-do list without end, Caitlin Moran is back with More Than a Woman: a guide to growing older, a manifesto for change and a celebration of all those middle-aged women who keep the world turning.

©2020 Caitlin Moran (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Caitlins Best Yet

Absolutely brilliant, like a conversation with an old friend. It's so funny, touching and I lost count of how many times I said 'that's me, I feel like that!'. It's a beautiful affirmation of women's hopes, fears and achievements and you will be uplifted.

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Just wow.

Funny, true and enlightening. I would recommend this book to every single person I know and have started doing that already. I am a fully fledged hag and I’m glad I am. I know that because I only started to listen to this yesterday and It’s done. I want more. 👍

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Woman can do no wrong in my eyes!

Easy listen. Light hearted yet poignant in places. LOVE the idea of a woman's union. Down with the Patriarchy!

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practical and inspirational

really enjoyed this book, lots of things to relate to and lots of practical advice too, for women with teenage daughters it's invaluable

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Phenomenal as always

I adore Caitlin Moran. And although I am not yet within the age range she is referring to, as I am in my early 20s, I feel it has given me a headstart in how to be more than a woman for when that time comes! I also REALLY loved chapter 11: What about the men? I will forever use it as a guide when men ask that question regarding feminism. Thank you Caitlin!

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Definitely more than a woman!

Really enjoyed this,my first, audible book. Made me laugh and made me cry and also made me think. What more can you ask from a book.

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I love her humour

She is sharing really personal things we can learn a lot from. She made me laugh so many times, but get ready some sadness too.

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A middle aged woman’s manifesto

I loved this. I was warmed, comforted, challenged and tickled by The shared experience of being More Than A Woman.

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Caitlin is my new heroine

Literally my most favourite book of 2020. I feel so empowered to be me & stand up for me. Thank you Caitlin.

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Caitlin Moran's hilarious musings on middle age

Big haired lady from Wolverhampton Caitlin Moran has written a new book with the same name as the iconic 1970's disco hit by the Bee Gees that featured in Saturday Night Fever. Those who are familiar with Caitlin Moran's previous books will recognise the format here. It is a blend of amusing anecdotes and serious ponderings on the state of the world and a rallying cry for us all to do our bit to make it better. In this book, Caitlin tackles the subject of middle age, when everything is supposed to get easier, instead, of course, there are new challenges and there are some hilarious descriptions of sex (naturally) as being for "maintenance purposes" and the impact of the aging process on the body. Unusually, Caitlin also considers the male perspective of life and starts to feel sorry for men who do not have a "movement" to unite them as the patriarchy has no means to be sad and ultimately it is women who have to provide support. The book also covers the heartbreaking story of Caitlin's teenage daughter and the issues she faces and how she helped her. This is dealt with sensitively and there are some interesting insights that would be helpful for other parents in a similar position. Caitlin has also become a yoga evangelist and has embraced her "hag-dom" which is a great term for women of a certain age. This is a inspiring read/ listen that will amuse, entertain and inform in equal measure.