Book of the month: Moranifesto

Danielle Woodward checks out the latest book from Caitlin Moran


Book of the month: Moranifesto

Filled with her trademark honest, funny and frank style, Moranifesto is Caitlin Moran’s second collection of writing after 2012’s Moranothology, including her politically charged columns for The Times and other essays on 21st-century life.

Moran writes engagingly about serious subjects (London’s housing crisis, online misogyny, FGM, capitalism and sex workers) and entertaining topics (her love for bacon, why she’s given up high heels – ‘I’m tired of being scared of stairs’ – and the joy of musicals) with skill, weaving in deeper truths so they jump out at the reader unexpectedly and have you nodding along in agreement.

She also does a good turn in emotional, raw honesty, such as in her Posthumous Letter To My Daughter – it’s clear to see Moran really cares and her passion is infectious.

She also talks a lot of sense.

Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran is published by Ebury, £20