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Book Review: Moranifesto – Caitlin Moran ****

Famous for her unique wit and her ability to put into very funny words what she is quite sure no-one else is thinking, Caitlin Moran presents her latest book. Moranifesto is a collection of her magazine and newspaper columns as well as some new diatribes just for this publication.

Although I’m not a fan of the short story as a format these are different because of their current and no-nonsense approach to modern situations. Some of the stories will appeal more than others. Personally I was nearly crying reading the Get Lucky chapter – that time when Daft Punk took over all of our lives, Caitlin’s in particular.

It is all so satisfying to read, especially when you find yourself thinking that you didn’t realise other people felt like that! “No One Wants to go Out” being a case in point. You see a gig or event advertised and it sounds amazing. Great stuff, we’re going. On the day you feel an impending sense of doom as you have to prepare to leave the house. Its such an effort. Do I have to go? Five hours later you’re walking on water having had an amazing time and so glad that you went! Literally the story of my life.

Moranifesto is a wonderful book to dip in and out of and won’t fail to cheer you up and have you thinking about current issues. While it does include some light hearted subjects like her crush on Benedict Cumberbatch it also doesn’t shy away from more political and social issues like the refugee crisis and feminism. Her liberal and very British take on modern life is much more thought provoking than you expect.

Supplied by Net Galley and Ebury Press in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: Mar 9 2017 (Paperback). 448 paqes.


Categories: 4 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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