Thursday, 30 April 2009

The only book to be reading at the moment... if you're a woman, and even if you're not

Excuse me for this stunningly breathless review of my latest obsession - and for once it's nothing to do with food. (And Tania and Sarah, if you're reading this, I did try to spare your blushes...) - but if you haven't read Backwards in High Heels, go buy it now - and in a proper bookshop if you can. We all have to do our bit... (I've given the amazon link for the synopsis, but you know...)

It's a series of intelligent, beautifully and elegantly written treatises on what it means to be female, even slightly feminist and proud in the 21st century - and as someone who just poddled along, unthinking of what it really means - this book was a revelation. Yes there's men and love and marriage, but there's also politics, motherhood, philosophy, food (hoorah!) and almost any topic you can think of. It's learning lightly worn and education dressed up in a party dress. Buy it now!

And if you want to read a blog that actually does educate and stimulate - unlike this one - I've listed their blog on the right over there. Subscribe - it's involving, lucid and informative.

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