You know how you are asked (actually no one ever does ask you, unless you are a celebrity and being interviewed by some journalist who has run out of interesting questions, and then asks the interviewee if they could invite 8 guests to dinner who would they be) who you would invite to dinner.
Who would you like to sit down with?—- my list is still a work in progress. I am pretty sure I would have the following people sitting around a table:
Lee Harvey Oswald
John F. Kennedy
Edward John Smith – Captain of the Titanic
Assuming you have a table big enough, a chef to make the food, and a ton of wine, it would be great.
I could make a different list tomorrow – depending on my mood then. So this is not all the people in the world who I think would make good dinner conversation. I do think Julius Malema may add a touch of “something different” to the evening’s proceedings.
My number one guest would be Caitlin Moran. I am so girl crushing on her that I can’t even express myself without squealing and flapping my hands around. It’s all very disconcerting.
I picked up her first book “How to Be a Woman.”
I didn’t love it as much as I went mental. Lost my mind. Totally.
I kept saying things like “why have I not met this woman?” ….. “why isn’t this book compulsory reading for women and girls?” ……. “This is like a How to be a Girl/Woman manual —- this should be issued when you get your vagina, why is this not happening?”
The book made such a phenomenal impression on me that I immediately passed it on to another reader of my blog, and they in turn passed it on —- I do hope that the book is still floating around out there and being passed on in some sort of Red Tent ritual, rather than just lying on someone’s bookshelf.
If it is collecting dust somewhere, feel free to send it back to me —- I would happily read it again.
Read “How to be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran – – your mind will expand, and even if it doesn’t, you will be filled with such mirth and joy that you will smile for days.
I read “Moranthology” published in 2012. I decided not to send this one around, as I knew I wanted to read it again.
I recently read “How to Build a Girl.” I am not a professional reviewer but when I pass this book along to friends to read all I say is “Fuck this book is funny. Read it, it is fucking funny. Stop talking to me, take the book and go and read it now. Enjoy.”
I recently saw a coloumn written by Caitlin Moran and it deals with the fact that as women, we are smaller in stature, often not as strong, not as big, not as easy to actually kill our partners as our male counterparts.
She covers this subject in a no nonsense manner and makes it clear that women, have to put their trust in someone who is probably able to kill them without even breaking a sweat, show an facet of bravery that can’t be compared or described.
It’s really funny and enlightening — go and read it now:
This should be compulsory reading for all girls and women.
Caitlin Moran takes names, kicks arses and basically rules the universe. We bow to her brilliance!