Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth (Hardback)Jess Phillips (author)
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Number of pages: 256
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm
"Lord knows we need more MPs like Jess Phillips . . . as fresh as mountain air amid the Westminster tumbleweed in this refreshingly bracing memoir." * Metro *
"Jess Phillips writes like she talks: brilliantly. Her humour and passion shine through every page. Loved it." -- Robert Webb
"This book really is like reading a transcript of your cleverest, funniest friends talking about what's getting their goat, at that point where the prosecco has made them sparkly and before it makes them silly. Not to denigrate the talent of Lena Dunham and Caitlin Moran but Everywoman has all the laughs theirs have with a backbone of real glinting anger, which has not had to manicure and mutate itself in order to maintain a cool media career . . . I have had to review loads of books which I couldn't stand. This was the first which I dreaded going back to because there were so many funny and wise things on each page that whittling them down into a review seemed impossible." -- Julie Burchill * Spectator *
"a narrative that is by turns witty and furious" -- Gaby Hinsliff * Guardian BEST POLITICAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR *
"Jess Phillips knows the truth - about her self and about power, about our country. She asks the most difficult questions of herself and her party and here she shows how scary and sad as well as joyful and liberating the answers can be. Facts are political, the truth is universal." -- Damian Barr
"Not enough women are writing about politics and their own experiences, not only with honesty and personality, but with humour, too." -- Fiona Wilson * The Times *
"Jess Phillips has empowering stories - and tells them well . . . Arresting." -- Gaby Hinscliff * Observer *
"Fast, furious and often funny prose . . . she paints a vivid picture of the price of public life for women." -- Melissa Benn * New Statesman *
"A bracing, engaging read." * Sunday Express S Magazine *
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