Moran’s memoirs have often been compared to Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and while I do see the similarities they are not at all the same. Moran’s book is less absurd than Fey’s and while I love Tina Fey and everything she does, Caitlin Moran’s book for some reason just seems more real. Moran writes with humour and wit but makes important points about what it means to be a woman today. Every one of her chapters ends with a lesson of sorts about why feminism is important and relevant.
Moran also does something that very few women would do, that is write openly about her abortion. She is honest and candid with the reader and felt that she needed to write about her abortion because it was one of the biggest life decisions she ever had to make. While its not necessary for women to speak out and be quite as vocal about their abortions, what Caitlin Moran does takes a lot of courage to do.
I highly recommend this book. Moran is smart and while her book is peppered with advice and lessons she does not preach. Plus she’s had a pretty entertaining life.