Friday, 21 August 2015

A Book for Her

A Book for Her by Bridget Christie
Published by Century
2nd July 2015
Hardback Edition

Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women’s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever.

A Book For Her details Christie’s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing together the threads that link a smelly smell in the women’s studies section to the global feminist struggle.

Find out how nice Peter Stringfellow’s fish tastes, how yoghurt advertising perpetuates rape myths, and how Emily Bronte used a special ladies’ pen to write Wuthering Heights.

If you’re interested in comedy and feminism, then this is definitely the book for you. If you hate both then I’d probably give it a miss.

A Book for Her does resonate of those published by the fabulous Caitlin Moran, but you know what, that's okay, and Bridget Christie fully acknowledges that Ms Moran's books on being a feminist were clearly out there first, but who says there isn't room for more in this genre? 

If you haven't heard of Bridget Christie, she is a stand up comedian who at the time of writing can be found at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a show called, A Book for Her.  This is both a funny and hard-hitting book.  Whilst Christie writes with humour, some of the subjects that she touches upon, such as FGM are not in the slightest bit funny, yet she is able to bring it to the front of people's minds with her original take on the subject area. 

I flew through this book whilst my girls built sandcastles on the beach, and all I can say is that every feminist should own a copy.  I'd also like to point out that I already own each of the books that Bridget tried to buy from the most unhelpful book seller ever and that he needs to find himself another job!

Happy Reading

Miss Chapter x

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