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Publisher's Summary

The Beauty Myth for the Instagram generation.

Women Don't Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy.

Through Florence's story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life and realise that today is a wonderful day to dump them.

Florence Given is here to remind you that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty.

Warning: contains explicit content (and a load of uncomfortable truths).

The feminist book everyone is talking about.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Florence Given (P)2020 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"A fearless book." (Cosmopolitan)

"Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation." (Evening Standard)

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I Couldn't return this to audible fast enough

I bought this book without researching who the author was & that she is only 20 year old & sounds it. At 52 myself there is nothing to learn from her here. The author comes across as particularly angry. I was born red hair & white pale skin to a misogynist & racist man with a brute of a wife who both beat me for no reason but 'put some lipstick on'. I don't have time or energy to join this team, I have enough to get on with myself.

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Mediocre/disappointing to hear stolen work

I was such a huge fan of this artist/author on instagram, & held her voice in such high esteem. Unfortunately I found the audiobook overall lacking in depth, lacking in fully fleshing out concepts, lacking in autobiography/anecdotal stories, & the most saddening part is apparently she has been alleged to have stolen/appropriated much of her concepts & content from WOC influencers/authors including TheSlumFlower Chidera Eggerue. I really gave this book a chance & listened to 80% before I gave up. I am returning to spend the $$ on WOC books said to have influenced this author.

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Support Chidera Eggerue instead.

This book was plagiarised by FG from Chidera Eggerue's work. I recommend going straight to the source and buying 'How To Get Over A Boy' and 'What A Time To Be Alone'.

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Thank you

Thank you for writing this book! It’s been my favourite read of the year. I will be recommending it to everyone!

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Everyone should read this

I wish I'd been able to read this book when I was growing up. I consider myself to be a pretty well educated feminist but this book was challenging in the best way. Florence Given's narration was vulnerable and sincere and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  • Mel
  • 18-03-2021

Thought provoking, heartfelt, empowering.

This book is brilliant. I has such important messages for everybody — regardless of gender identity. 10/10

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Life changing.

I wish my younger self had this growing up. I cannot recommend this book more

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Wow! Everyone needs to read this

Everyone needs to read this book! Floss writes with flow and ease and tells a lot of truths I didn’t even realise had happened to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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truthful

I enjoyed listening to Florence she has a motivating voice. The advice and storys depicted was great

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life changer

This changed my life!! in the best way possible. It helped me understand how my past trauma has dictated my relationships with men, was a huge eye opener. super easy to listen to. I finished it so fast.

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  • hazel k-b
  • 16-06-2021

Wonderful, thank you Flo!!

I really enjoyed this audio book
Flo really dipped her toes into so many subjects that this really makes a great introduction into the world of feminism, self-awareness and growing into your whole human self.
She's also wonderfully aware of the privilege she holds and actively addresses it (I also much prefer her use of the word "marginalized" than the more common "minority" when referring to particular groups who face oppression) this made the book really comfortable for me (POC) to read.
This book does exactly what I was hoping, and I'm very happy to have read the audiobook! I would (and am!) reccomend this to others! :)

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  • Igor Zevaka
  • 16-08-2020

Eye opening

As white men, we sometimes get glimpses of how privileged we are. This book really opened my eyes to how the world treats those who are not as privileged. The depth of the entrenched gender roles is hard to ignore after reading this.

I understand Florence's path and thank her for sharing her story. I am, however, left with a question. How uncompromising should we be with our relationships? Should a relationship with your partner *never* be hard?

My wife and I read this and then we read Five Love Languages. Made for some real laughs at Gary's expense 😂

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-2020

Amazing

Really liked it I personally think the narration was perfect.. Eve Cornwell influenced me to read it my thanks

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  • Slashwood
  • 11-07-2020

It's okay

I've been following her Instagram account for a while and thought it'd be better to get the audiobook, however the majority of this book feels like ranty instagram posts - most chapters are only between 5 - 7 minutes long.

In my opinion, the topics mentioned or 'discussed' are very one sided and I guess they're experiences the author must have been through multiple times and now she wants you to know not to do the same thing, such as don't wear a bodycon dress with high heels and be uncomfortable just to please a man (idk if it's just me, but I've always dressed for myself, not for anyone else) - however, it comes across more like hate at anything considered hetero.

It feels like it was written by someone who had a very sheltered upbringing and suddenly had an epiphany one day to not believe everything in advertisements or films.

I'd say it's worth listening to if you don't have love for yourself or know that you don't need a significant other to be happy, but don't just believe every word she says - what works for her may not work for you.

It's a very short book so you'll get through it quickly. But there's a lot of ranting and I think a mistake at one point in the recording where she had to reread a word?

Overall it's a bit meh and not what I expected unfortunately, it's just a regurgitation of her instagram posts in book format.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2021

Plagiarism

Very angry and disturbed this content was stolen from The Slumflower. The book is hypocritical and I feel really sad that I downloaded this and bought a physical copy when it is just a rip off of black women whom Floss claims to be an ally to.

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  • RoGa
  • 14-12-2020

You should read the original

I hope this book helps someone but you should check out the original "What a time to be alone" by Chidera Eggerua. I wish I had read it before this copy. As Chidera's is a much more inclusive version of feminism.

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  • Deeva
  • 14-12-2020

Don’t read.

Waste of time. Read any of the work by Chidera (Slumflower)

Down with Florence Given

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  • august year
  • 10-09-2020

LMFAO

I had to laugh. This is terrible writing with immature views and as a lot of other reviewers have pointed out, reeks of virtue signalling.
Sigh, instagram and snapchat have done more to fry the brains of millenials than any nuclear disaster could have.
Forget having a man in her life, I wonder how the writer’s ( if one can call her a writer) female friends tolerate her? She is angry for all the usual teenage issues which in her case have seeped into her twenties.
An absolutely useless read.

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  • T_B
  • 08-07-2020

Get more years under your belt

Get some more years under your belt

While it does have some great empowering things to say to young women.
It trips over itself I think time and again by trying not to hurt anyone’s feelings and be as PC as possible.

The writer I’m sure has some experience of life however I believe that being 20 years old and being an adult for less than 1/4 of her life shows through in this.

Nothing like evil capitalism to make you rich and give you perfect stage to preach

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-11-2020

Immature.

Immature. A juvenile account of what it means to be feminist written by a 20 year old who seems to think she’s seen and heard it all. Laughable.

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  • MISS CARLY NEWMAN
  • 17-11-2020

In your face and thought provoking

This had me questioning everything. I felt educated and empowered at the same time. I thought it was brave and vulnerable and I got so much from it, thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-2020

Your new book best friend

Florence Given has managed to capture what every girl (and man) needs to hear. A book full of home truths, inspiring words of wisdom and shared personal experiences. Whole heartedly recommend!

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  • Anya Wilks
  • 26-12-2020

Incredible!!

The most inspiring book, for anyone. I kept making my friends listen to it. I'm 20 and I thought it was so relatable and interesting.

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