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The Guilty Feminist

From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies

By Deborah Frances-White

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

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.

'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

In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, 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 autonomy in rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about power structures, Deborah explores what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist, and encourages us to make the world better for everyone.

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.

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

'Tackles issues from democracy to sexuality to porn with a lightness and hilarity that makes even the newly ordained feminist feel at home' Scarlett Curtis, Sunday Times

'Wildly successful ... The Guilty Feminist addresses the major feminist issues of the twenty-first century while also celebrating our glorious imperfections' Marie Claire Australia

Biographical Notes

Deborah Frances-White is the creator and host of the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist. She is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice which won the Writers'
Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy. She is also a screenwriter and regularly speaks in businesses about diversity and inclusion.

Find out more at deborahfrances-white.com, guiltyfeminist.com or follow her on Twitter (@guiltfempod) or Instagram (theguiltyfeminist) or Facebook (guiltyfeminist).

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  • ISBN: 9780349010144
  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Virago
'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 — Emma Thompson
An incredible read on confidence, gender and looking after ourselves and each other — Aisling Bea
Deborah Frances-White's book has all the joy, complexity, importance and pleasure of The Guilty Feminist podcast — Stella Duffy
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
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