[KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran


How to Be Famous

characters How to Be Famous 108 EBut 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 stoppedBut how can one woman stop a bad famous powerful man. I enjoyed this so much than the first book and here s whyHow to be Famous has all the good bits of How to Build a Girl you ve got a fabulously witty and outrageous protagonist a gaggle of uirky and interesting characters and a writing style that is both humorous and engaging What How to be Famous improves on is the plot and the overall story I finished this book and I felt sopositive Euphoric DollyJo is a much relatable and real character in this book and although there was still a lot of wicked humour and nonsense there was also a real profound story to be told I love what Moran did she took this world that she built and she s created a novel that is funny but also hard hitting as it addresses issues that are still so prominent today eg the MeToo movement How to be Famous really impressed me and I m even excited because I have tickets to her book tour so I ll be seeing her next week Aaaah The Far Dawn The Atlanteans #3 one Beowulf is my name Rinehart editions 146 of the girls he’s trying to destroy He needs to be stoppedBut how can The Essex Serpent one woman stop a bad famous powerful man. I enjoyed this so much than the first book and here s whyHow to be Famous has all the good bits Indras Net of How to Build a Girl you ve got a fabulously witty and Bare It All outrageous protagonist a gaggle A Gentleman for Dry Creek of uirky and interesting characters and a writing style that is both humorous and engaging What How to be Famous improves Bare It All on is the plot and the Trail of Evidence Capitol K 9 Unit #3 overall story I finished this book and I felt sopositive Euphoric DollyJo is a much relatable and real character in this book and although there was still a lot An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace of wicked humour and nonsense there was also a real profound story to be told I love what Moran did she took this world that she built and she s created a novel that is funny but also hard hitting as it addresses issues that are still so prominent today eg the MeToo movement How to be Famous really impressed me and I m even excited because I have tickets to her book tour so I ll be seeing her next week Aaaah

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characters How to Be Famous 108 Um 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 nam. How to Be Famous was a little disappointing Caitlin Moran clearly had a lot of points to make mostly about how women are perceived by the larger culture and I was fine with that I like novels that make points But nothing about this particular novel felt unified or organic it was a bunch of interrelated points held together by a shaky scaffolding of plot I think maybe How to Be Famous has a case of middle book syndrome It s neither the exciting opener of a trilogy nor its hopefully grand conclusion just the book that gets you from one of those to the other I still enjoyed it just not as much as I expected to

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characters How to Be Famous 108 Life is always better backstage isn't itThe Sunday Times Number One bestseller about a young woman making it in a world where men hold all the powerI’m Johanna Morrigan and I live in London in 1995 at the epicentre of Britpop I might only be nineteen but I’m wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very very badlyMy unreuited love John Kite has scored an unexpected Number One alb. This is not a drillI repeat NOT A DRILLYes Caitlin Moran has written a seuel to the sublime How to Build a Girl I never expected this never asked for this and I definitely don t deserve it but young women do This seuel is arguably better brighter brilliant than the first book I devoured it in a day and I already want to go back and re read it underline it find uotations make my friends read it to hear their opinions This is a book I want to share and evangelize and enjoy again and again but it is uncompromising and unflinching in its feminism yet it also contains so much joySpoilers for the first book Content warnings for this book lots and lots of drug use explicit sex if you are sex repulsed you are not going to like this sexual harassmentmisconduct discussions of eating disorderspurgingfatphobiaHow to Be Famous picks up where the first book leaves off 19 year old Johanna Morrigan writing under the pen name Dolly Wilde reviews music shows and lives in London She is in her own words a raunchy Lady Sex Adventurer but really of course she is still young and learning her way through the sometimes terrifying and disappointingly misogynistic world of the London music scene Johanna refuses to sleep with a comedian then gives him a second chance but when she snubs him yet again he takes revenge Soon Johanna finds herself in a situation too many prominent women face being publicly shamed for her sexual behaviour which is really no one else s businessOnce again I m struck by how much I like Johanna as a character She is a raw and honest narrator telling the story with some distance from her younger self but still exposing us to her younger self s earnestness Once she lives this split life on one hand she is Dolly Wilde fearless music journalist and Lady Sex Adventurer on the other hand she is still Johanna Morrigan nineteen year old girl trying to figure out what the hell this life is all about This is particularly noticeable when she talks at length about her feelings for John Kite As much as Johanna evinces this confident sexually liberated exterior deep down she is still inexperienced still trying to figure out who she wants to be and there s nothing wrong with thatIndeed one of the most poignant moments in the book for me comes when Johanna finds herself in the position to take a friend s virginity to teach him and show him the ropes and she discovers how enticing a prospect this is for her Suddenly the sex act is not about showing how good she is at pleasing a man it s this collaborative experience Johanna is basically a microcosm for portraying the epochal shift that feminism underwent over the decades from perceiving liberation as we can or should have as much sex as we want when we want to we can have as much sex when we want with whom we want entirely on our terms Moran recapitulates this much resoundingly later in the book In between then of course we have the juxtaposition of Johanna s unsatisfactory experiences with Jerry SharpAlthough set in the mid nineties this book will obviously resonate with the current MeToo and TimesUp movements Johanna discovers firsthand the ineuity of being a woman who has casual sex In addition to the professional fallout from refusing Tony in the first book there s the way Jerry Sharp essentially goes out of his way to target her something that sounds all too credible to me unfortunately just from what I read and will no doubt feel even familiar to some women readers Moran masterfully manages the emotional upheaval that Johanna endures the ups and downs culminating in a fantastic nadir a flight and then of course the redemptive realization that she would rather fight but howThis is where How to Be Famous departs from some of the gritty takes on rape culture that I ve read over the years it has a happy ending and Johanna gets some measure of closure or retaliation Despite dealing with a very serious subject it nevertheless remains hopeful and buoyant and defiant in that way And I want to be clear I m not saying that s better than books that adhere to a less optimistic storyline The whole point is that we deserve all sorts of narratives about this topic We need narratives that portray the brutal uncaring realities about rape culture We also deserve narratives about how it is possible to fight and to win against men who abuse their privilege Just as How to Build a Girl made me excited for teenage girls to read it because it talks so honestly about some of the feelings they might wrestle with I m excited that How to Be Famous exists for young women It shows them that you can be strong and still be scared and upset and at a loss at times You can fight back and still be terrified and unsure of yourself Media often simplify narratives raising up some people as paragons and casting down others as unworthy and it is never that simple It is always complicated Moran captures that in Johanna s behaviour hereThis book feels a lot focused in terms of plot than the first one which is another reason I find it even better That being said don t mistake this book for solely a novel about sexual misconduct There s so much happening in here so many fascinating feminist subplots Let s just briefly list them Johanna and her dad the way she s acting as this proxy mother figure and at odds with her own mother the hilarious conversations between Johanna and her brother Krissi which always warmed my heart the ruminations once again on the effects of poverty on one s psychology and actions see the scene with Johanna and her brother Lupin Suzanne and the record deal and the way Suzanne has a lot of ideas but is scared to commit them to a recording and of course the uixotic love story between Johanna and John Kite There is just so much happening in this book it actually beggars belief I definitely need to re read it at some point because there are so many rich little nuances I probably missed as I tore through it this onceIf you want something that is honest and uncompromising in its portrayal of women s sexuality yet also fun and optimistic and hopefully empowering not really my lane here How to Be Famous might be that You don t have to read the first book but I would highly recommend it This is not just a worthy seuel it s an exuisite pleasure a story I never thought I d get and honestly one that I wasn t really clamouring for yet now I m so happy to have it Again this book isn t really for me per se I m so excited to share it with my female friends to see what they recognize of their own experiences in this to have fascinating conversations with them But it definitely helped me helped expand my empathy and my understanding which is why I would recommend it to a general audience Moran s writing is humorous and humane and I always want of that in my life

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  • 12 December 2018
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    Read How to Be Famous [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran ↠ 8 characters Girls should smile when they think about their sex lives That is the greatest wish I have for themI reuested this as an ARC just assuming it would be of Caitlin's essays which I really enjoy Once approved I saw that it was actually classified as YA fiction and fully prepared myself to give it a try and then to inform Netgalley that unfortunately this is not my thing To my surprise I really enjoyed it packed wi

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    [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Download Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran ↠ 8 characters Much like the first book in the series— How to Build a Girl—this was incredibly raunchy and hilarious Moran doesn't sugarcoat anything and it's very refreshing Yes at times it's awfully lewd but Johanna is such a fant

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    Read How to Be Famous [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Download Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Caitlin Moran How to Be Famous was a little disappointing Caitlin Moran clearly had a lot of points to make mostly about how women are perceived by the larger culture and I was fine with that I like novels that make points But nothing about this particular novel felt unified or organic; it was a bunch of interrelated points held together by a shaky scaffolding of plot I think maybe How to Be Famous has a case of middle book

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    [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran ↠ 8 characters Download Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Caitlin Moran This was hilarious and exhilaratingBut frankly I wouldn't expect anything less from a book written by Caitlin Moran I read two of Caitlin's previous books How to Be a Woman and How to Build a Girl and loved them For my American friends who don't know Caitlin Moran I would describe her as a feminist comedian a UK version of Amy SchumerHow to Be Famous centres around 19 year old Dolly Wilde who moved to London from North

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    [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Download Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Caitlin Moran 45 Stars for How to be Famous audiobook by Caitlin Moran read by Louise Brealey This is such a great series I hope there is books to come The author does a great job of empowering women without being anti men I’m also really enjoying the narration I’ll look for some books read by Louise Brealey She has a g

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    Read How to Be Famous [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran 35 starsSex drugs and f#king rock n roll This is snarky raunchy with a good dose of feminist views and as much as I loved it I know this may not be for everyoneJohanna Morrigan AKA Dolly Wilde is 18 and for the fir

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    [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran I enjoyed this so much than the first book and here’s whyHow to be Famous has all the good bits of How to Build a Girl you’ve got a fabulously witty and outrageous protagonist a gaggle of uirky and interesting characters and a writing style that is both humorous and engaging What How to be Famous improves on is the plot and the overall s

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    [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Once again it's as if Caitlin Moran has read my teenage diaries and used them as a base for a fictional story I connect heart and soul with every sentence and it's always such an emotional heartfelt experience Love love love it

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    [KINDLE] How to Be Famous author Caitlin Moran Let me get this clear I love Caitlin Moran I think she is bar a few cringe worthy mis steps intelligent and hilariousI don't think I love her as a fiction writer thoughOn the face of it I am all about this book it's feminist book exploring a

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