Possibly the only drawback about the best-selling How to Be a Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman.
Moranthology is proof that Caitlin can actually be ‘quite chatty’ about many other things, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually the province of learned professors, or hot-shot wonks – and not a woman who once, as an experiment, put a wasp in a jar, and got it stoned.
These other subjects include:
- Being Poor,
- Marijuana Addiction,
- Paul McCartney,
- The Welfare State,
- David Cameron Looking Like Ham,
- Amy Winehouse,
- Elizabeth Taylor’s Eyes,
- Michael Jackson’s Funeral,
- ’The Big Society’,
- Big Hair,
- Failed Nicknames,
- Squirrels’ Testicles,
- Sexy Tax,
- Rihanna’s Cardigan,
- Boris Johnson – Albino Shag-hound,
- Party Bags,
- Hot People,
- The Gay Moon Landings,
- My Own, Untimely Death
Ce que les auditeurs disent de Moranthology
- J. E. JORDAN
Best reserved for Moran's fans
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No, probably not, unless they told me they enjoyed one of her articles.
What do you think your next listen will be?
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I felt like Moran was trying to hard to be funny. I often thought that if I were reading the pieces, they would be funnier. I admire humor writers, but they aren't always as funny off the page.
Was Moranthology worth the listening time?
Ach. Not really. I chuckled a few times, but it was not as good as I'd expected.
Any additional comments?
Humor is extremely personal. The person who recommended this to me was over the moon about it.