Thursday, December 6, 2012

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran

This is my second Caitlin Moran book, the first How to be A Woman was hilarious. I expected no less from Moranthology. She did not disappoint. Each chapter is funnier than the last. The way she looks at life, the stuff she has been through, the things she says...too much ! You can read this book in fits and starts, so easy to pick up and read a funny story.
She grew up poor and is not afraid to tell you some heart-breaking stories but you end up lol-ing. In one chapter, "I know what it's like to be poor-They took away the TV and we cried"'s that for a chapter name? Very funny...except she says one of the smartest things I have heard lately...She says that we are all the same, we all use sticks to get grubs out of logs:) But there is a difference between being rich and being poor:

  "When you are poor you feel heavy. Heavy like your limbs are filled with water. Perhaps it is rain water- there is a lot more rain in your life when you are poor.....But the heaviness is not really from the rain, of course. The heaviness comes from the sclerosis of being broke. Because when you are poor nothing ever changes....."

I am not going to quote further because you need to read the whole chapter. This girl is smart & funny...she wakes her husband up in the middle of the night to ask him, if she died tomorrow what would he miss about her most..and when he gives her a sleepy wrong answer, she asks him again..and again and again...  until she gets the right answer and he discovers that he had no idea himself what he would miss the most. Now, this is funny and so brutally honest.
So, please read Caitlin Moran's new book. It will entertain and enlighten you!