Important People in How to be a Woman

Caitlin Moran
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Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran is a thirty-five year old English writer who has been a minor celebrity since age eighteen, when she hosted a late night music show called Naked City. Her career began at sixteen when she wrote for a magazine called Melody Maker. Moran grew up as a working class child in Wolverhampton, where she struggled with weight and poverty as the eldest of eight children, finding escape and solace in forms of art ranging from music to television to books. Moran doesn’t explain how her leap from a poor background to celebrity status occurred (an anomalous circumstance some might argue puts her out of touch with reality), but she uses her working class roots to establish a “street cred” with her readers so they won’t view her solely as a privileged, navel-gazing celebrity. Moran is a feminist, but tries to treat feminism with...

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