A Book for Her

A Book for Her

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Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Womena€™s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever. A Book For Her details Christiea€™s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing together the threads that link a smelly smell in the womena€™s studies section to the global feminist struggle. Find out how nice Peter Stringfellowa€™s fish tastes, how yoghurt advertising perpetuates rape myths, and how Emily Bronte used a special ladiesa€™ pen to write Wuthering Heights. If youa€™re interested in comedy and feminism, then this is definitely the book for you. If you hate both then Ia€™d probably give it a miss. a€œChristie is adept at turning on a sixpence between being comical, or serious, or both at once, and at pricking her own earnestness.a€ Telegraph a€˜Christie piles derision and tomfoolery upon everyday sexism, while never pretending that jokes alone will solve the problem.a€™ Guardianunfortunately there are rapists out there, and there are things you can do to try to be less like a woman. ... in such utter joy youa#39;d think theya#39;d just seen that reedited version of Nicki Minaja#39;s bottomfixated a#39;Anacondaa#39; music video on the internet, anbsp;...

Title:A Book for Her
Author:Bridget Christie
Publisher:Random House - 2015-07-02


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