Friday, February 27, 2009

Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible art of Being Female

I love this book. It's one of those rare beasts that you want to earmark, scribble in and rush out and buy for all your girlfriends. It contains within its pages everything an intelligent woman might want to know about the nuances of every conceivable topic: big subjects, such as love, motherhood, feminism, politics, grief, ageing, as well as what stupid people often patronisingly refer to as the “shallower” stuff. Except, in this book, as in most women's heads (to say nothing of their lives), the demarcation between the deep and the shallow is so slight as to be barely noticeable. This is a brilliant feat of realism that hasn't been managed convincingly in print before: with this kind of how-to guide, the choice until now was either froufrou delight or slash-your-wrists gloomfest.

- Sarah Knight, The Times Online

Read the whole review here.

1 comment:

Nancy J. Parra said...

Fabulous review- Can't wait to read this book! (While dancing backwards in highheels ;))