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Born Lippy RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

How to Do Female

By Jo Brand
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HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.

HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.

When Jo Brand hosted Have I Got News For You late last year, her calm explanation of the effects of sexism on women to a bemused all-male cast turned into a viral phenomenon.

There has been a whole tradition of books over hundreds of years where a father shares his wisdom with his son - started by Lord Chesterfield in the eighteenth century; while women have been silent (a.k.a. bullied into thinking their advice wasn't worth writing down). This book puts a stop to all that.

Ranging from your family and how to survive it, to what no one tells you about the female body; from how not to fall in love, to heckling as a life-skill. Born Lippy gathers together the things Jo's learnt about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future into a hilarious and highly useful guide to life that everyone female (and male) needs to read immediately.

Packed with memorable anecdotes from her life and career, coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse and working mother of two, this book will not only entertain but also really help people.

(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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A hilarious must-have bible for anyone wanting to get gobby... I bloody loved this book. So smart, so funny. I wish I'd had it years ago. — SARAH MILLICAN
I loved BORN LIPPY... The humour is vintage Brand. — SUNDAY TIMES
'Moving, funny and most of all useful. A collection of all the things Brand wishes she'd known, things she's learnt and the things she hopes for the future. — SCOTSMAN
A must-read guide to life as a woman, including heckling as a life skill; how to like yourself; what happens when you turn into your mother, and other things Brand wishes she'd known earlier. — HELENA KENNEDY, MAIL ON SUNDAY
Funny, feisty and full of life... I loved this book — PHILIP SCHOFIELD, THIS MORNING
If you want to get really useful advice about life's problems, go to someone who has messed things up, admitted it, then got back on track. Jo Brand is such a person...full of insights and hard-won wisdom — DAILY MAIL
Taking on all the major issues ; Feminism, Social Media, Friendship, Parenting and perhaps most crucially - why there isn't an anti wrinkle cream for testicles, BORN LIPPY is funny, clever and very rude. Just like Jo. — MORWENNA BANKS
Salty advice on how great expectations may crumble yet prove useful in the long run — SUNDAY TIMES, PICK OF THE DAY
Sassy...feisty and funny — SUNDAY EXPRESS
BORN LIPPY tackles serious subjects between the laughs — BBC Online
Jo Brand is a good writer, and this book is full of engaging, witty prose, just like her comedy...Informed and insightful — CULTURE CALLING
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