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The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

*Brand new interviews with Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Nanette‘s Hannah Gadsby*

‘Everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask’ Emma Thompson

Why do we find it so hard to say ‘No’?
What does poker teach us about power structures?
How can feminism be more inclusive?

The Guilty Feminist will challenge you, reassure you and empower you to see the world differently.

From workplace inclusion to intersectionality, #MeToo to men’s rights, rom-coms to pornography, Deborah Frances-White tackles urgent questions for the modern woman. Featuring interviews with activists, businesswomen and all-round inspirations, The Guilty Feminist examines how women can abandon their guilt, say No (when they mean it), say Yes (when they want to), and to change the world – and ourselves – for the better.

‘Genius’ Sunday Times

‘Funny, fresh, thought-provoking’ Observer


‘Breathes life into conversations about feminism’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge

‘Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation’ Elizabeth Day

‘Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant’ Dolly Alderton

‘Encouraging every woman to say: “I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen” ‘ Daily Express

‘A passionate and engaging manifesto, reminding readers that feminism isn’t one-size-fits-all’ I
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour

On Sale: 6th September 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405538398

Reviews

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 twenty-first-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
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
The Guilty Feminist is accessible and honest, written with warmth. And the openness with which she and other contributors discuss their struggles make the book feel like a discussion with friends over a glass of wine . . . it is full of inspiring and challenging ideas, encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen"
Daily Express
Brims with facts and inspiring women you might not have heard of but are now glad you have ... [Deborah Frances-White's] mixture of wit, fallibility and inclusivity is immensely appealing ... The book emboldens women to find their voice, to say no more often, yes less, and to demand more than the 75p in the pound they get paid compared with men. Her genius for satire is what makes her voice so sonorous - her Open Letter from the Gentlemen of Hollywood, a riposte to the Weinstein saga, is worth the cover price alone.
Sunday Times
A passionate, funny, fresh, thought-provoking read, as engaging as it's informative
Barbara Ellen, Observer
A thorough look at how to be a better feminist and a better person, but manages to be funny and entertaining too ... I really appreciate that it looks at what we can practically do to make things better
Amy Jones, The Pool
From the hit podcast soon to be a live show, The Guilty Feminist has chapters which all begin with the phrase 'I'm a feminist, but ... ' offering numerous examples where noble intentions falter when set against the challenges of everyday life. Among the topics raised are make-up, rape fantasies, catcalling, manspreading, and 'bridezillas'
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An eloquent, entertaining read that does not shy away from serious issues including pornography and the gender pay gap
Evening Standard
Frances-White has a gift for using metaphor to explain basic feminist concepts
Independent
Australian comedian Frances-White adapts her popular podcast into book format with this passionate and engaging manifesto, tackling everything from the diet industry to toxic masculinity while reminding readers that feminism isn't a one-size-fits-all kind of deal and sometimes it's ok to stumble
inews.co.uk, 12 best feminist books to read ahead of International Women’s Day 2019
Breathes life into conversations about feminism
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of Fleabag
Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation
Elizabeth Day, author of How to Fail
Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant
Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love