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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran, read by Louise Brealey.

Life is always better backstage, isn't it?

A funny, riotous novel about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power from the Sunday Times best-selling author of How To Build A Girl

I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in London in 1995, at the epicentre of Britpop. I might only be 19, but I’m wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly. 

My unrequited love, John Kite, has scored an unexpected Number One album, then exploded into a Booze And Drugs HellTM - as rockstars do. And my new best friend - the maverick feminist Suzanne Banks, of The Branks - has amazing hair, but writer’s block and a rampant pill problem. So I’ve decided I should become a 'Fame Doctor'. I’m going to use my new monthly column for The Face to write about every ridiculous, surreal, amazing aspect of a million people knowing your name.

But when my two-night-stand with edgy comedian Jerry Sharp goes wrong, people start to know my name for all the wrong reasons. ‘He’s a vampire. He destroys bright young girls. Also, he’s a total dick’ Suzanne warned me. But by that point, I’d already had sex with him. Bad sex. 

Now I’m one of the girls he’s trying to destroy.

He needs to be stopped.

But how can one woman stop a bad, famous, powerful man?  

©2018 Caitlin Moran (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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I am so sad this adventure is over!

Dolly is every one of us. This book is a brilliant trilogy to her series. I laughed so hard at some parts of this book and would enforce future women too read this.
thank you Caitlin for never failing to disappoint.

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  • Daisy Diamond
  • 15-07-2018

wonderful!

The funniest, most quotable, joyful, uplifting read! I recommend with all my crazy heart and soul!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-2018

Incredibly relatable!

I strongly recommend this book to females from 16 upwards. Good to advice young girls of what may lie ahead. Whilst older women can relate to it.

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  • Sus Jeffries
  • 20-07-2018

Beautiful

I loved this book. I really really loved it.
It is funny and smart and resoundingly feminist and, in the end, really beautiful.

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  • Emily
  • 06-07-2018

Undoubtedly exhilarating and empowering

Johanna Moragan and Dolly Wilde are who I now strive to be. How to Build a Girl and How to be Famous are the best books that have ever been written. They have brought me so much joy , excitement and they have made me create a new aim. That all I want in life is to be confident. Louise Brealey's narrating is absolutely brilliant. I listen to these books on repeat, I only wish I'd read them when I was younger.

If you treat yourself to anything this year, make sure the first is How to Build a Girl and the second is this book.

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  • Sarah
  • 12-07-2018

Caitlin Moran you glorious beast

not once before have I bothered to pre order an audio book but I have been waiting for this bad boy for a good few months. I loved the first novel and I loved this one. can't find enough great things to say about it Caitlin Morans writing is phenomenal, funny, sad, happy, poignant, relatable. please write another one pronto! (Also narrator is v good I have to say, that can make or break a story sometimes)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-2018

Fantastic, have been recommending it to everyone

So funny, so clever, so different to anything I've read before. I am so invested in Johanna's story, I hope there will be a third book. The accents were fab, and I laughed out loud several times.

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  • Elle
  • 10-08-2018

Completely Inspiring & Insightful

I came away with both a new appreciation for teenage girls now and who I was when I was a teenager too - wonderfully ties into the MeToo era whilst not feeling preachy. I really enjoyed this book, both the performance and the story, I would definitely recommend you listen to this book if you enjoyed Caitlin Moran's other books too :)

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  • Nimisha Patel
  • 06-07-2018

One of the best coming of age books

This book is amazing, wondrous, funny and a brilliant telling about the life of teenage girls. It has brightened up my journey to and from work everyday, taken me back through my life and got the heart of some very real teenage thoughts and fears. I love that Caitlin Morgan has no qualms to write about all of this and Louise Brealey does a fantastic job of doing so many varied accents and pitches, so much so that the characters are recognisable from one word of speech. Thank you so much for this story and audio book. I couldn't believe the end came so soon and I wish there were more. Somehow I hope that this is the conclusion though.

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  • Craig M. Hanson
  • 04-07-2018

Made me Blub

It’s very heartening to read about a woman’s innermost thoughts & find that they chime with my own. Caitlin Moran has made me blub on many occasions& I don’t mind admitting it.