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The Guilty Feminist

From Our Noble Goals to Our Worst Hypocrisies
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.

In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble, but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.

From inclusion to the secret autonomy in rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about power structures, Deborah explores what it means to be a 21st-century feminist and encourages us to make the world better for everyone.

This audiobook also includes exclusive interviews with performers, activists and thinkers - Jessamyn Stanley, Zoe Coombs Marr, Susan Wokoma, Bisha K. Ali, Reubs Walsh, Becca Bunce, Amika George, Mo Mansfied and Leyla Hussein - plus a piece from Hannah Gadsby.

Read by Deborah Frances-White, this audiobook includes live excerpts from The Guilty Feminist podcast, with interviews narrated by Adjoa Andoh and Becca Bunce.

©2018 Deborah Frances-White (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Critic reviews

"This really is the 'everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' manual. From a mind as lucid and witty as it is kind and empathetic comes essential reading for the planet." (Emma Thompson)

Praise for The Guilty Feminist podcast: "'Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius comedians... It's shows like this that breathe life into conversations about feminism." (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

"Tackles issues from democracy to sexuality to porn with a lightness and hilarity that makes even the newly ordained feminist feel at home." (Scarlett Curtis, Sunday Times)

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Brilliantly insightful

Hilarious, eloquent, thought provoking, accessible, honest and illuminating. Highly recommend to anyone, whatever your gender - everyone can learn and identify with something here. Fantastic book and engaging performance.

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Loving this!

I listen to the podcast so thought there might not be much new but I was wrong it explains feminism in a real way from start to finish... has changed the way I feel and think and hopefully act. Thank you Deborah!!!!

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For women everywhere...

I loved it, thought provoking and hilarious in equal measures. A must read for all women.

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Fantastic and Inspiring

Even for an avid listener of the podcast there was so much for me in this book. It is brilliant and motivating.

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Life changing read

Brilliantly well written and read out, everyone with a brain and a compacity for empathy needs to read this book!

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The future of feminism

This is it and I'm 100% all for being involved with this future and passing it on to our beautiful diverse younger generations. I'm starting immediately with inviting tonight's very first feminist book club to a class inspired by everyday feminism around moving beyond white feminism <3

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I adore this book. I keep coming back to it 👏❤️😀

Deborah is awesome. I'm a huge fan and she writes powerful words and reads them beautifully. I love it! Buy it! xx

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Deborah is amazing as always!

It's both entertaining and educational. This is for everyone who wants to learn how to be better

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This is a 'Must Read'

A well informed and well researched look at feminism. If you are a woman, used to be a woman, want to be a woman or know a woman, then you need to listen to this book. It is delivered with a great balance of humour, seriousness, passion and anger that will have you laughing and leave you thinking. I didn't zip through this book like a page turning novel. Instead, I found a slower more considered pace was needed, as I took time to have another look at my own life/ideas/assumptions through the lens of this book.
When you're finished, if you're not going to listen again from the start, you should head on over to The Guilty Feminist podcast for more applied wisdom and wit. Enjoy!

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exceptional

Loved this book. If you do one thing in 2019, read The Guilty Feminist. The content covers so much more than you would expect and Deborah has a tallent at delivering serious topics in a way that make you think and also laugh out loud. I have recommended this book to everyone I know.

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  • 27-11-18

Deborah Frances-White is Brilliant!

I listened to this book back to back. I loved every moment of it. Thought provoking, insightful witty and disarmingly funny.

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  • RubyH
  • 14-11-18

A fire starter making feminism personal and urgent

This book literally put a fire in my belly! So much has been done before us, and we have so much to do. Apathy or clicktivism won't even maintain our current status quo. Read this book, and I promise you will be energized about what, where and how your contribution to moving inclusive feminism forward will be. I even finished the book and hit replay immediately!

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  • S. Hancox
  • 06-02-19

Pure brilliance

An incredible piece of literature full of learning opportunities, laughter, insight, and FEMINISM! I always have time to listen to DFW.

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  • Louise Mortensen
  • 10-01-19

Nuanced and relatable

It is a great read/listen for everybody. We should all be feminist, but this book is both for the dedicated long term feminist and those new to the endeavour. Deborah inspire to inclusiveness and intersectionality

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  • 12-12-18

Never has feminism been so entertaining

This book should be required reading for everyone. Deborah Francis-White has a rare knack for distilling some very serious topics and presenting them in the form of a hilarious, thought-provoking manifesto, which offers practical steps for dismantling the structures that keep us back (whatever our gender).
This book is so darn good that I recommend it to everyone, and will even treat myself to repeat listens as it really is THAT good.