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Caitlin Moran discusses Moranifesto

in conversation with MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

This event includes a book signing.

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Harvard Book Store welcomes back London Times columnist CAITLIN MORAN, the bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and Moranthology, for a discussion of her latest book, Moranifesto. Ms. Moran will be joined in conversation by Boston Globe columnist MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN.

About Moranifesto

hbs-moran-book-2From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and Moranthology comes a collection of Caitlin Moran’s award-winning London Times columns that takes a clever, hilarious look at celebrities, society, and the wacky world we live in today—including three major new pieces exclusive to this book.

When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favorite pieces for her new book, she realized that they all shared a common theme—the same old problems and the same old ass-hats. Then she thought of the word ‘Moranifesto’, and she knew what she had to do…

Introducing every piece and weaving her writing together into a brilliant, seamless narrative—just as she did in Moranthology—Caitlin combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society. Featuring strong and important pieces on poverty, the media, and class, Moranifesto also focuses on how socially engaged we’ve become as a society.

And of course, Caitlin is never afraid to address the big issues, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and duffel coats. Who else but Caitlin Moran—a true modern Renaissance woman—could deal with topics as pressing and diverse as the beauty of musicals, affordable housing, Daft Punk, and why the Internet is like a drunken toddler?

Covering everything from Hillary Clinton to UTIs, Caitlin’s manifesto is an engaging and mischievous rallying call for our times.


“Moran’s endless sense of humor, enthusiasm for punching upward, and liberal use of the word ‘you’ makes reading the collection like hanging out with a loud and chatty friend.” —Publishers Weekly

“Humorous and/or serious essays that run through the gauntlet that comprises life . . . [Moran’s] observations on somber topics are the highlights, giving readers a better sense of the compassionate, intelligent woman behind the prose.” —Kirkus

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hbs-moranCaitlin Moran was named Columnist of the Year by the Press Awards in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011 for her work in The Times of London. Her debut book, How to Be a Woman, won the 2011 Galaxy Book of the Year Award and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, How to Build a Girl, was published in 2014 to widespread acclaim. Caitlin’s hit UK sitcom, “Raised by Wolves”, will soon be adapted for American television by Diablo Cody. You can follow Caitlin on Twitter: @caitlinmoran and learn more on her website:

hbs-goldsteinMeredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. She’s also the author of the novel The Singles, which was released by Penguin/Plume in 2012, and the forthcoming You Should Have Called Me an Uber: Lessons From the Front Lines of the Love Letters Advice Column. Her column Love Letters is a daily dispatch of advice for the lovelorn that gets about 1 million page views every month on and runs in the Globe on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Meredith grew up in Maryland, attended Syracuse University, teaches a celebrity journalism class at Boston University, and lives in Roxbury with a carnival-size cotton candy machine that she bought for herself on her 30th birthday.