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Sara Pascoe

The hilarious feminist account of the female body by the award-winning comedian

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The hilarious feminist account of the female body by the award-winning comedian


‘HILARIOUS’ Daily Telegraph
‘Brilliant’ Frankie Boyle

Sometimes Sara Pascoe confuses herself. She gets wildly and pointlessly jealous. She spends too much time hating her bum. And you know what she hates more than her bum? Her preoccupation with her bum. She’s had sexual experiences with boys she wasn’t really into, but still got a post-coital crush on them. She’s ruined brand-new relationships by immediately imagining them going into reverse.

There was so much about her behaviour that Pascoe wanted to understand. So she started researching what makes us – women – tick. And what she read made her eyes fall out of her face. Reader, here is everything science has to tell us about love, sexuality, infidelity, boobs, periods, pubes, broodiness, and clever old fat. Merry Christmas and Hallelujah! Suddenly being a woman doesn’t look like such a minefield after all.

‘Fresh and honest.’ GUARDIAN
‘Timely and intelligent.’ THE TIMES
‘Funny, sad, angry, affronted, engaging and enlightening.’ STYLIST

Critic Reviews

I read this book recently, it's brilliant, and I hereby recommend it to you, the seething, unknowable public.

Frankie Boyle
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A tremendously exciting voice: timely, intelligent and buzzing with comedic charm ... Pascoe has something to say and a thoroughly engaging way of saying it.

The Times
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Some comics serve up their anxieties just for laughs; Pascoe draws on hers - about love, her body, having babies - to offer provocative (and positive) new perspectives on the world.

Critic Reviews

Funny, sad, angry, affronted, engaging and enlightening, stand-up comedian Pascoe just about nails everything that confronts women today. She then places it in the context of our cultural and evolutionary history so that it makes more sense.

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'Quirky, hilarious and well argued. This is not surprising - she's a talented performer who has appeared on Live at the Apollo and whose acting credits include The Thick of It and W1A. What is surprising is how unusual this piece of writing is. I cannot think of anything quite like it. It's part memoir, part comedy, part anthropological investigation of the human (mostly female) condition...It's a sympathetic read, largely because the voice is the same as the voice in Pascoe's stand-up. She is self-effacing with a quiet, fierce intelligence. It doesn't really matter what she wants to talk about, she makes you want to listen. Engaging, scatty, completely relatable, Pascoe is a trustworthy narrator of the human experience.'

Viv Groskop, Daily Telegraph
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'Pascoe condenses complex subject matter into a succinct and entertaining read.'

Antonia Charlesworth, The Big Issue in the North

Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads; BBC2’s Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, on which she is a weekly guest contributor; Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave, which she hosted; and the BBC2 sitcom Out of Her Mind, in which she plays the lead role. In September…

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