“Read this partly to see if we could read this in my book group. I think the answer is no, for several reasons. One she is a strident feminist, which will not go over well at all, unfortunately. Secondly, I am not sure about the slang - I certainly didn't know all the words. Not knowing all the words interrupted the flow of the book for me.
Personally I am glad that I read this. I found Moran funny. I really enjoyed the chapter on feminism, as well as her take on adolescence. Her two chapters on pregnancy and abortion were a good contrast and I was left with lots to think about.
Moran is so much younger than I am and so some of her cultural references went right over my head. We definitely grew up in different eras as well as countries. I am glad to know that there are feminists in her generation. Not to put too much on Moran's shoulders, but I don't knbow many supporters of feminism who are twenty years younger than me.
Moran makes her living writing so the book is well written and it held my interest. I am looking forward to reading more from Moran.
I also picked this book because I could load it on my Kindle before my vacation. I am making a concerted effort to use OverDrive from my library.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys autobiographies and memoirs, to readers who want to know more about contemporary England and, of course, to all women, especially those who need to be reminded about why we need feminism.
I still might take this to my book group. Maybe someone will read it even if the whole group doesn't.”