Category: Book Club

More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran’s latest offering is a treasure. She tackles the big questions of a woman’s life – feminism, mid-life, husbands, bingo wings, kids and sex – with humour and intelligence. You’ll laugh, cry and want to invite her over for a drink and chat with your other BFFs.

The Vagina Bible by Jen Gunter

Jen is known as the ‘Twitter Gynaecologist’ in the USA and Canada. She has a ‘vagenda’ to inform and empower women by providing reliable and accurate medical information about their bodies. She dedicates the book to ‘every woman who has ever been told – usually by some dude – that she is too wet, too dry,… Read more »

The Gift of Therapy by Irvin D. Yalom

This is described as ‘an open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients‘. A series of brief clinical vignettes and observations from years of experience as a psychotherapist. Irvin D. Yalom has written a number of international best sellers, but this is my favourite. Useful for anyone wanting to understand more about… Read more »

Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein

Peggy wrote this book as a parent, wanting to ‘navigate the complicated new landscape‘ that confronts women today. In the first chapter she writes, ‘I was just trying my best to raise a health daughter at a time when celebrities presented self-objectification as a source of strength, power and independence; when looking desirable seemed to… Read more »