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  • By: Jo Brand
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Born Lippy

By: Jo Brand
Narrated by: Jo Brand
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Publisher's Summary

When Jo Brand hosted Have I Got News For You late last year, her calm explanation of the effects of sexism on women to a bemused all-male cast turned into a viral phenomenon.   

There has been a whole tradition of books over hundreds of years where a father shares his wisdom with his son - started by Lord Chesterfield in the 18th century - while women have been silent (aka bullied into thinking their advice wasn't worth writing down). This book puts a stop to all that.  

Ranging from your family and how to survive it to what no one tells you about the female body; from how not to fall in love to heckling as a life skill, Born Lippy gathers together the things Jo's learnt about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future into a hilarious and highly useful guide to life that everyone female (and male) needs to hear immediately. 

Packed with memorable anecdotes from her life and career, coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse and working mother of two, this book will not only entertain but also really help people.

©2018 Jo Brand (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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It was okay until it suddenly got TERFy. I just love finding out that people I previously respected are actually bigoted assholes.

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A joy to listen to

Jo Brand shares some life insights, good advice and general common sense, whilst being completely honest and totally hilarious. Laughing out loud whilst in traffic is a definite side effect, you've been warned.

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Play this to your daughters

A really thoughtful look at what it's like being a woman who grew up in the 60s/70s/80s hoping we'd see a brand new world, only to be slightly disappointed.
This book felt like a series of late night heart to heart chats amongst my strong, brave, (human) women friends over a few bottles of red. Thought provoking, affirming and humourous. Loved it all.
(Disclaimer: Just realised I listened to it all while doing various household chores. Sigh.)

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Funny and self-assured

Jo Brand is a woman to admire for her intelligence and wit. A great tale well read.

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Jo Brand is my new hero

Absolutely love this book. I had no idea how brilliant Jo Brand is, and think she is absolutely amazing. Her wisdom, her stories and humour draws you in and I will definitely be listening to this book twice. Love you Jo, you're a wonderful role model and I really appreciate that.

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So great to hear Jo’s voice

I loved hearing it straight from Jo. I could sometimes hear when she was sick, or eating at the same time!! Ha!

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