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How to be Famous: The laugh-out-loud Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller to read this summer (English Edition) Kindle版
It's quite a ride, this book. It's laugh-out-loud funny, sweetly romantic and fiercely angry. Often all at once ... beautifully written (THE TIMES)
A deeply satisfying tale of sex, drugs, britpop, unrequited love, London, and a narrator I completely adore. This is funny, philosophical, and poignant in equal measure. Glorious and life-enhancing (NINA STIBBE)
Brilliantly funny, caustic social commentary with the best-wish fulfilment revenge scene I've read, like, ever (THE POOL)
A rollicking fantasy which leaves a rosy afterglow (Book of the Day GUARDIAN) --このテキストは、hardcover版に関連付けられています。
Caitlin Moran’s debut book, How to Be a Woman, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, How to Build a Girl, received widespread acclaim. She lives in London. You can follow Caitlin on Twitter: @caitlinmoran--このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B071JTCH97
- 出版社 : Ebury Digital; 第4版 (2018/6/28)
- 発売日 : 2018/6/28
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 3512 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 323ページ
I pre-ordered How to Be Famous and waited patiently for my postman to deliver it and whilst I had promised myself that I could read it over the summer when I was off work I just couldn’t wait and I started it immediately.
And you know what?…I bloody loved this book too.
In the further adventures of Dolly Wilde we see a more grown up if not really more mature young lady now living in London. We watch as Dolly makes more mistakes on the path to finding herself. We also see her become more staunchly feminist and we watch as she sets about trying to change the music industry from inside out.
Dolly Wilde is still the loveable sometimes hapless protagonist that we have come to love but this time we see her become more independent. There were times when I had to close the book because sadly Dolly was doing things that I know once I had read about them I couldn’t unread. That is the power of Caitlin Moran. She made me care for Dolly Wilde as if she was a real person, as if she was my friend.
I cannot praise How to Be a Girl and How to Be Famous any higher than I have. They are both contenders for my favourite book of the year. I wish there were more books of this calibre available to young women today.
How to Be Famous by Caitlin Moran is available now.
The problem is that whole chapters are just essays and article wrapped loosely in a narrative. In one instance, even this pretence is dropped and one character writes a letter to another that is just a Caitlin Moran magazine article minus the byline.
Caitlin Moran writes brilliantly about sex, but this does not mean she is a good writer of erotic fiction and when this book veers towards that territory, it's pretty cringey.
I spent a good deal of the mid-nineties in Camden, where most of this book is set, and I had a huge rush of nostalgia whilst reading. In this book, we witness the continuing adventures of Dolly Wilde (Johanna) as she tries to make it as a music journalist and starts her sexual adventures! The book is funny and moving (with one of the best endings to a novel that I've ever read) and acts as a a sexual manifesto for young women in their late teens and early twenties.
This book is much like being taken by the hand by an older, and much cooler, sister and I wish I'd been able to read it at that age.