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Catherine "Caitlin" Moran is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column "Celebrity Watch".
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Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessio...
Caitlin Moran
Book recommendation - I've just read @WixKaty's "Delicacy", which I believe has been criminally over-looked. It's a memoir about food - too much, not enough - & illness, & grief, & rammed with lines I read over & over. A book whose company you really enjoy, & a new hero to love      source
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In Control TPB ex/air
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In the UK, every week three women are killed by their partners. Over half the women killed by men are killed by a current or ex-partner. On average domestic abuse victims are assaulted 68 times before calling the police. There is a domestic violence epidemic happening right now, yet as a society we still turn a blind eye to it. In a culture that ha...
Caitlin Moran
The publication of this book is so timely. One of those "everyone must read this" books. Abuse isn't mysterious, or random, or "a moment of emotion." It follows rules, and you can spot it from Day One.      source
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Jews Don’t Count
David Baddiel - 2021-04-20
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Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, ...
Caitlin Moran
Brilliant review for a brilliant book:      source
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A Novel
Raven Leilani - 2020-08-04
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Sharp, comic, disruptive, tender, Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriageEdie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly fi...
Caitlin Moran
This book really is something special - dirty and true, often painful, often funny. I ate it up in a single evening.      source
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The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel - 2020-03-10
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“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his c...
Caitlin Moran
How could this not win the Booker? How? What is the point of the Booker if The Mirror & The Light doesn’t win - for, let’s not make any bones, this is the greatest book of 2020, and maybe this decade. For the final part of a trilogy to be the best part of the trilogy is borderline impossible, but Mantell’s genius burns like a feasting-hall of candles. Presumably she’ll now get the Nobel Prize for literature. There’s no reason for the Nobel to exist if she doesn’t. I stan her ferociously. A queen writing about queens.      source
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A Room of One's Own
Virginia Woolf - 2018-07-11 (first published in 1929)
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A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explo...
Caitlin Moran
I don’t know why it took me so long to get into Virginia Woolf, but now I love her with the same passion as my best friends. Everything she wrote is amazing - Orlando is the Sgt Pepper of novels; a sexy psychedelic concept album bursting with unforgettable riffs - but A Room of One’s Own has a particular clean, precise, joyous anger to it that still reads as in advance of it’s time, nearly a hundred years later. I walk around Fitzroy Square and think of her; if I had a third girl, I would call her “Virginia.” Or “Woolf.”      source
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The Collected Stories
Lorrie Moore - 2009-05-07 (first published in 2008)
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Since the publication of Self-Help, her first collection of stories, Lorrie Moore has been hailed as one of the greatest and most influential voices in American fiction. Her ferociously funny, soulful stories tell of the gulf between men and women, the loneliness of the broken-hearted and the yearned-for, impossible intimacies we crave. Gathered he...
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I’ve never cared for short stories - they’re too short - but Lorrie Moore blows the doors off, every time. She’s got a jeweller’s knack of taking the most precious and exquisite of words, and placing them in a setting that makes them genius. All the things you didn’t think need doing again - describing a sunset, or a kiss, or salty soup - she does for what might be the final and best time, on behalf of humanity. The humour is dark, the stories corkscrew, and the characters keep on talking to you, even after the final full stop. It’s endlessly amusing that people sometimes still suggest women writers struggle to match the achievements of men. Hahaha are you on glue?      source
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Anorexia and other Eating Disorders
how to help your child eat well and be well
Eva Musby - 2014-10-04
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Parents are best placed to help their teenager or young child beat an eating disorder, yet most struggle to know what to do and how to do it.In Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders, Eva Musby draws on her family’s successful use of evidence-based treatment to empower you to support your child through recovery.. Learn practical and effective mealtime...
Caitlin Moran
@deebeeheych Darling I hear you - I'm so, SO sorry you're going through a bad time. it is genuinely terrifying - and remorseless. Have you read the Eva Musby books? They were a HUGE breakthrough for us? Sending you SO MUCH LOVE and mothering solidarity xxxx      source
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Sweet Sorrow
David Nicholls - 2020-08-04 (first published in 2019)
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From the best-selling author of One Day comes a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale about the heart-stopping thrill of first love—and how just one summer can forever change a life.  Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight year old Charlie Lewis finds that he can’t stop thinking about the past, and the events o...
Caitlin Moran
Sweet Sorrow is SUCH a lovely book, and I have to say, the sex-scenes are some of the best I've ever read.      source
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What Have I Done
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This is a raw and honest memoir about being devastated by post-partum psychosis and coming through the other side.Laura Dockrill had an idyllic pregnancy and couldn't wait to meet her new baby. But as she went into labour things began to go wrong and Laura started to struggle. A traumatic birth, anxiety about the baby, sleep deprivation, a slow rec...
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HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY for "What Have I Done" - I can't recommend this book enough for anyone who's gone through post-partum psychosis, or knows someone who had. I dearly wish this book had been around when a friend of mine got ill - it's the handbook you need.      source
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Three Women
Lisa Taddeo - 2020-07-07
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