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Born Lippy

Born Lippy

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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Genre: Society & Social Sciences / Society & Culture: General / Social Groups / Gender Studies, Gender Groups / Gender Studies: Women

On Sale: 18th October 2018

Price: £21.99

ISBN-13: 9781473687752

Reviews

Sassy...feisty and funny
SUNDAY EXPRESS
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
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
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
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
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
Jo Brand unrolls lessons from her own life in Born Lippy, salty advice on how great expectations may crumble yet prove useful in the long run
SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE, Radio pick of the day
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
DAILY MAIL WEEKEND
Chock-full of pithy lines about how best to navigate these troubling times we live in
Irish Independent Review