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More Than a Woman

Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
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A decade ago, Caitlin Moran thought she had it all figured out. Her instant best seller How to Be a Woman was a game-changing take on feminism, the patriarchy and the general ‘hoo-ha’ of becoming a woman. Back then, she firmly believed ‘the difficult bit’ was over and her 40s were going to be a doddle.

If only she had known: when middle age arrives, a whole new bunch of tough questions need answering. Why isn’t there such a thing as a ‘Mum Bod’? How did sex get boring? What are men really thinking? Where did all that stuff in the kitchen drawers come from? Can feminists have Botox? Why has wine turned against you? How can you tell the difference between a teenage micro-breakdown and the real thing? Has feminism gone too far? And, as always, who's looking after the children?

Now with ageing parents, teenage daughters, a bigger bum and a to-do list without end, Caitlin Moran is back with More Than a Woman: a guide to growing older, a manifesto for change and a celebration of all those middle-aged women who keep the world turning.

©2020 Caitlin Moran (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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The best/only good thing to happen in 2020

If you like everyone on planet earth think this is the worst year ever, then this will feel like a soothing balm on your bruised, wasted soul.

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Incredible

I adored this. A brilliant book! Finished it in a couple of days. Recommending it to all my friends

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A gin & tonic for the soul

Echo other comments about something good coming out of 2020, aka this book. I'm going to have to listen to it a second time because I feel sure I must have missed some things and I need to drain every bit of knowledge from it.

Themes; Sex in long term relationships, eating disorders, over 40s, life advice (as in, don't marry a ****) unknowing all you know, embracing botox, finding yoga, the place of woman at the hard of the community, update on what is happening with the manfolk, Its very cis female / parent perspective but its so good, In-fact as women we should all be handed a copy of this on reaching our 40 birthday,

Summary: Caitlin Moran is a shiny queen among pennies, let her distribute her magic fairy-dust of knowledge and words upon you. You need this dusting in your ears. Dust it up! Make dust great again. It's fabulous.

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  • AranelofMirkwood
  • 04-09-2020

Caitlins Best Yet

Absolutely brilliant, like a conversation with an old friend. It's so funny, touching and I lost count of how many times I said 'that's me, I feel like that!'.

It's a beautiful affirmation of women's hopes, fears and achievements and you will be uplifted.

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  • 04-09-2020

Just wow.

Funny, true and enlightening. I would recommend this book to every single person I know and have started doing that already. I am a fully fledged hag and I’m glad I am. I know that because I only started to listen to this yesterday and It’s done. I want more. 👍

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  • Kim Burgess
  • 16-09-2020

Definitely more than a woman!

Really enjoyed this,my first, audible book.
Made me laugh and made me cry and also made me think. What more can you ask from a book.

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  • Georgina Lukacs
  • 16-09-2020

I love her humour

She is sharing really personal things we can learn a lot from.
She made me laugh so many times, but get ready some sadness too.

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  • Mrs. L. Macleod
  • 15-09-2020

A middle aged woman’s manifesto

I loved this.
I was warmed, comforted, challenged and tickled by The shared experience of being More Than A Woman.

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  • Kristel M.
  • 15-09-2020

Caitlin is my new heroine

Literally my most favourite book of 2020. I feel so empowered to be me & stand up for me. Thank you Caitlin.

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  • Dolly
  • 15-09-2020

Wonderful

Laugh out loud in places, poignant in others... bit like life really. It made me think deeply about lots of issues. Thank you Caitlin. I want to join your coven. Also thumbs up for a women’s union .... does anyone want to join me!??

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  • Charlotte Murray
  • 14-09-2020

Fantastic book !

I can’t wait to listen to this again! I want to catch all the things that I may be missed! It is so well written and funny and poignant. I got so many bits of information. The fact that most women of our age don’t talk about how they feel and the reality of life Caitlin has coveted all bases! Thank you for a great book 💖 wish I was in your Hag group 😜 if you need a redhead in the pack I’m your girl! 😘

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  • Sammy Boyce
  • 14-09-2020

Cannot love this woman more!

Every woman, man, teenager needs to read/listen to everything Caitlin has ever done. She says it all better than I ever could. Thank you for this, thank you fro me, thank you from my daughters, thank you from my sons. Excellent book. Excellent author.

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  • papapownall
  • 14-09-2020

Big haired lady's hilarious musings on middle age

The soundtrack to the iconic 1970s disco film Saturday Night Fever famously included two versions of the song More than a Woman, one by the toothy falsetto Gibb brothers The Bee Gees and one by Cape Verde - Americans, Tavares. They were both good in different ways and you really have to listen to both to fully appreciate the song.

Big haired lady from Wolverhampton Caitlin Moran has now written a book with the same name. Those who are familiar with Caitlin Moran's previous books will recognise the format here. It is a blend of amusing anecdotes and serious ponderings on the state of the world and a rallying cry for us all to do our bit to make it better. In this book, Caitlin tackles the subject of middle age, when everything is supposed to get easier, instead, of course, there are new challenges and there are some hilarious descriptions of sex (naturally) as being for "maintenance purposes" and the impact of the aging process on the body. Unusually, Caitlin also considers the male perspective of life and starts to feel sorry for men who do not have a "movement" to unite them as the patriarchy has no means to be sad and ultimately it is women who have to provide support.

The book also covers the heartbreaking story of Caitlin's teenage daughter and the issues she faces and how she helped her. This is dealt with sensitively and there are some interesting insights that would be helpful for other parents in a similar position.

Caitlin has also become a yoga evangelist and has embraced her "hag-dom" which is a great term for women of a certain age. This is a inspiring read/ listen that will amuse, entertain and inform in equal measure. All together now, More than a Womaaan, more than a woman to meeee. (I still prefer the Bee Gees version). 5 stars.