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Ever-present, her capacity for empathy emerges fully in this section, and she balances these tougher pieces with multilayered, beautifully structured profiles on Cumberbatch and writer Russell T. Davies, showing her ability to draw out the inner fire of our era’s most important artists.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and Moranthology comes a collection of Caitlin Moran’s award-winning London Times columns that takes a clever, hilarious look at celebrities, society, and the wacky world we live in today—including three major new pieces exclusive to this book.

When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favorite pieces for her new book, she realized that they all shared a common theme—the same old problems and the same old ass-hats. Then she thought of the word ‘Moranifesto’, and she knew what she had to do…

Introducing every piece and weaving her writing together into a brilliant, seamless narrative—just as she did in Moranthology—Caitlin combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society. Featuring strong and important pieces on poverty, the media, and class, Moranifesto also focuses on how socially engaged we’ve become as a society.

And of course, Caitlin is never afraid to address the big issues, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and duffel coats. Who else but Caitlin Moran—a true modern Renaissance woman—could deal with topics as pressing and diverse as the beauty of musicals, affordable housing, Daft Punk, and why the Internet is like a drunken toddler?

Covering everything from Hillary Clinton to UTIs, Caitlin’s manifesto is an engaging and mischievous rallying call for our times.

 

 

About the Author

CAITLIN MORAN was brought up on a council estate in Wolverhampton where she was home-educated, wore a poncho and had boys throw stones at her whilst calling her âe~a bummerâe(tm). She published a childrenâe(tm)s novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, then became a columnist at The Times at the age of 18 which, yeah, looking back now is kind of weird. At one point she was Columnist, Interviewer and Critic of the Year âe" so in your face, âe~bummerâe(tm) boys.Her multi-award-winning bestseller How To Be a Woman was published in 25 countries, was a New York Times bestseller and won the British Book Awards Book of the Year. Her second book, Moranthology, was a Sunday Times bestseller. With her sister, she co-writes the Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves.Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 25 and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as âe~a very sexual humanitarianâe(tm).
 
Published November 29, 2016 by Harper Perennial. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by James Smart on Apr 14 2017

There’s lots of great writing (Bowie is “all hip bone and cock”), but Moranifesto is strongest when it’s angry, about inequality, our attitude to migrants or the treatment of women. At their best, these spiky, funny and passionate essays feel nigh-on essential.

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Reviewed by Gillian Turnbull on Dec 15 2016

Ever-present, her capacity for empathy emerges fully in this section, and she balances these tougher pieces with multilayered, beautifully structured profiles on Cumberbatch and writer Russell T. Davies, showing her ability to draw out the inner fire of our era’s most important artists.

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