How to Be Famous


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6.2 X 1.3 X 9.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Caitlin Moran wrote her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. At sixteen she joined the music weekly Melody Maker, and at eighteen hosted the pop show Naked City. Following this, she put in eighteen years as a columnist for the Times as a television critic and the most-read part of the paper--the satirical celebrity column Celebrity Watch. Her work for the Times earned her the British Press Awards' Columnist of the Year Award and Critic and Interviewer of the Year.


"High-spirited and hilarious .... Half feminist comedy, half romance novel--a genre whose time has come."--Kirkus
"Moran's funny, female-centric writing is a treasure ... this feels just right for 2018."--Booklist
"Who better than Caitlin Moran to bring fame down to earth with a bump?"--Helen Fielding
"Glorious and life-enhancing... Funny, philosophical, and poignant in equal measure."--Nina Stibbe
"Laugh-out-loud funny, sweetly romantic and fiercly angry. Often all at once."--London Times
"Wonderfully original...Hilarious summer fare with a feminist twist."--People
"Moran's rollicking second novel characteristically combines nonstop witticisms with razor-sharp, pointed, and timely cultural critique.... Her characters are madcap and lovable but nuanced enough to feel real."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A rollicking fantasy...How to be Famous rewrites a familiar near-past heroically, dispensing justice and leaving a rosy, satisfied afterglow."--The Guardian
"How to Be Famous bursts open the coming-of-age drama and leaves, in its wake, a hilarious, utterly original, unabashedly feminist comedy. Just read it."--Refinery29
"Moran's semiautobiographical tale of a young writer finding her way in the mid-90s London rock scene pops and fizzes with the energy of those cool Britannia times--but her smart, nervy take on female selfhood and sexuality feels bracingly of now."--Entertainment Weekly
"A subversive celebration of strong, smart young women."--The Seattle Times
"Sparkly and joyous...Moran writes with a fierce and tender protectiveness of teenage girls like Johanna, who are chewed up and spat out by the glamorous adult worlds they are trying to make their way into."--Vox
"Buckle up for the magical mystery tour that is life with Dolly Wilde...Stylewise, Ms. Moran is a breath of fresh air in the often stuffy, overly serious world of women's fiction. Her sentences cackle with sass but also reveal the vulnerability that lies beneath many a modern woman's confident exterior.... The heart of Ms. Moran's feminist fairy tale, however is its celebration of woman as they are, and not how society would have them be."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Funny, warm, insightful... Moran has always been a gloriously acute and funny writer, and the combination of memoir and make-believe here gives her plenty of scope to exercise her considerable ability to entertain."--Financial Times
"A joyous, yelping novel about learning to love things without apology or irony... Moran reminds us that playing it cool is a waste of time."--NPR