Born Lippy: How to Do Female (Paperback)Jo Brand (author)
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Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.
Once upon a (very very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as 'a nice little girl'. Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue.
The plot thickened, when due to a complicated fusion of hormones, horrible family dynamics and a no-good boyfriend they hated, Jo ended up leaving home at 16. Now she's considerably further along life's inevitable bloody 'journey' - and she's fucked up enough times to feel confident she has no wisdom to offer anyone. But who cares? She's going to do it anyway...
Born Lippy is a gathering of all the things Jo Brand wishes she'd known, all the things she's learnt, and all the things she hopes for the future. A century after women got the vote (albeit married women over the age of 28) it's time to take stock of exactly what it means to be female today. And if there's one thing women are entitled to, it's having a bloody good moan about things big and small - so here goes...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
'A hilarious must-have bible for anyone wanting to get gobby... I bloody loved this book. So smart, so funny. I wish I'd had it years ago' - Sarah Millican *
'I loved Born Lippy ... The humour is vintage Brand' - The Sunday Times
'Moving, funny and most of all useful. A collection of all the things Brand wishes she'd known, things she's learnt and the things she hopes for the future' - The Scotsman
'A must-read guide to life as a woman, including heckling as a life skill; how to like yourself; what happens when you turn into your mother, and other things Brand wishes she'd known earlier' - Helena Kennedy, The Mail on Sunday
'Funny, feisty and full of life... I loved this book' - Philip Schofield
'If you want to get really useful advice about life's problems, go to someone who has messed things up, admitted it, then got back on track. Jo Brand is such a person...full of insights and hard-won wisdom' - The Daily Mail
'Taking on all the major issues: Feminism, Social Media, Friendship, Parenting and perhaps most crucially -- why there isn't an anti-wrinkle cream for testicles, Born Lippy is funny, clever and very rude. Just like Jo' - Morwenna Banks
'Sassy...feisty and funny' - The Sunday Express
'Jo Brand unrolls lessons from her own life in Born Lippy, salty advice on how great expectations may crumble yet prove useful in the long run' - The Sunday Times Culture
'If you want to get really useful advice about life's problems, go to someone who has messed things up, admitted it, then got back on track. Jo Brand is such a person' -The Daily Mail Weekend