Friday, 9 November 2012

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran

Moran published her first book ‘How to be a Woman’ - part humorous memoir and part feminist manifesto – to much success. Capitalising on that, Moranthology is a collection of her most successful and contemporary columns that she has written for British newspaper, The Times.
It’s a vast, amusing range of her rants, raves, and reviews. This book is like having your Friday night glass of wine with your witty best-friend on tap, anytime you like. She moons over the Sherlock series, enjoys lampooning Julian Fellowe's het-up Downton script, recounts her award winning interview with Lady Gaga and likens British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to a ‘C3PO made of ham’.
Despite this obvious and understandable dislike for the British leader (she was raised in a Labour-leaning family of ten in a council house), her writing sparkles with the joy of being alive, curiosity, and warmth for humanity we all respond to. Interspersed amongst the frivolity are columns that tackle more serious subjects. Despite going up the social ladder, she’s a champion of the people and writes directly and personally on issues such as benefit cuts, mental illness and library closures. But like all good relationships, these are kept firmly on a high positive to negative ratio.
Her writing is like a mini-whirlwind, an impression of the world caught in 60 seconds, leaving you wondering at the speed and busyness of life, yet buoyantly uplifted and refreshed for another round. I am now an avid fan and desperate for more Moran. My advice – read soon!  ...Posted by Spot

About the Author  - Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran had literally no friends in 1990, and so had plenty of time to write her first novel,The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 15. At 16 she joined music weekly,Melody Maker, and at 18 briefly presented the pop show 'Naked City' on Channel 4. Following this precocious start she then put in 18 solid years as a columnist onThe Times- as a TV critic and in the most-read part of the paper, the 'Celebrity Watch'. The eldest of eight children, home-educated in a council house in Wolverhampton, Caitlin isn't really her name. She was christened 'Catherine'. But she saw 'Caitlin' in a Jilly Cooper novel when she was 13 and thought it looked exciting. That's why she pronounces it incorrectly: 'Catlin'. It causes trouble for everyone. (Random House, New Zealand)

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