The Guilty Feminist: From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies (Hardback)Deborah Frances-White (author)
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The first book from comedian Deborah Frances-White is frank, joyful and fiercely funny. If you’ve ever thought, “I’m a feminist… but I’d spend £50 a throw on foundation”, this is the book for you.
In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I wanted desperately for women to be taken seriously in leadership roles all over the world, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.
A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.
From inclusion to the secret power of rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about gender, Deborah Frances-White explores what it means to be a 21st-century feminist, and encourages us to make the world better for all women.The book also includes exclusive interviews with performers, activists and thinkers - Jessamyn Stanley, Zoe Coombs Marr, Susan Wokoma, Bisha K. Ali, Reubs Walsh, Becca Bunce, Amika George, Mo Mansfied and Leyla Hussein - plus a piece from Hannah Gadsby.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 465 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 36 mm
'Her mixture of wit, fallibility and inclusivity is immensely appealing' - The Sunday Times
'Slicing through the fun and foibles of 21st-century womanhood with deft and funny prose, the book covers everything "from our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies." Existing fans of her podcast and newcomers alike will love this irreverent guide to a very modern tug of war.' - Red magazine
'Deborah Frances-White's book has all the joy, complexity, importance and pleasure of The Guilty Feminist podcast' - Stella Duffy'An incredible read on confidence, gender and looking after ourselves and each other' - Aisling Bea
'This really is the "everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' manual. From a mind as lucid and witty as it is kind and empathetic comes essential reading for the planet.' - Emma Thompson
Praise for The Guilty Feminist podcast:
'Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius comedians ... It's shows like this that breathe life into conversations about feminism' - Phoebe Waller-Bridge
'If you are the kind of feminist who secretly sings along to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines then The Guilty Feminist understands your pain' - Guardian 50 Best Podcasts
'Epitomises the brilliance of being an unapologetic, powerful lady ... Tackles issues from democracy to sexuality to porn with a lightness and hilarity that makes even the newly ordained feminist feel at home' - The Sunday Times
'A refreshingly honest take on the complexities and insecurities of being a woke female today' - Grazia
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