Animal by Sara Pascoe

Animal

By Sara Pascoe

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Humour
Score: 4.5
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Description

Sara is a comedian who has talked and joked about female sexuality, psychology and the media's portrayal of women on stage and screen. While researching her most recent live show, Sara realised that she had a lot more to say.

In her first book Sara combines autobiography and evolutionary history to entertain and inform about the female body. Why we have boobs and how they have become so fetishised. How the kidnap of a 13-year old-chimney sweep's daughter created our present age of consent. The discovery and subsequent forgetting of the clitoris, the many eras of misunderstanding the female orgasm. Did you know that clitorectomys were once performed on British and American women to cure masturbation and hysteria? And that we learned so much about female sexuality from the behaviour of sperm?

ANIMAL: HOW A WOMAN IS MADE aims to be entertaining and informative and personal and universal and silly about lots of things and serious about some.

Reviews

  • Unexpected but brilliant

    5
    By Kate101010
    I purchased this book purely because I enjoy Sarah's work as a comic and as a positive female figure, I didn't read the blurb, I presumed it to be an autobiography. I was therefore surprised to find that although it had autobiographical traits, it is more so the biography of a female body (Yes I know it states this on the front cover!) The book covers many topics from attraction to procreation and it's written with wit and fact. I enjoyed how this book made me consider things in ways I hadn't previously and how it taught me new things. I found myself pausing the book on a number of occasions to further research something Sarah wrote about which I guess was part of the books intention. A throughly enjoyable read.

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