Born Lippy: How to do female by Jo Brand is hard to categorise. Filed under Philosophy on Amazon, the book can also be seen as somewhat of a self-help book, too.
For those of you who don’t know who Jo Brand is, she is a comedian, and her biography can be found here.
I have personally never read anything by Jo Brand before, but I have seen her on television occasionally, and was somewhat in the know of what her personality is like.
Born Lippy is insightful in it’s own ways, as Brand discusses growing up and feminism. It’s a book that reads loud, but that doesn’t deter from the message that Brand is trying to portray.
Set out in different segments on how to deal with certain situations, Jo Brand is giving her own experiences and her own advice on things she has done and would like to have changed. The message of the book is simple, but also needed, look after yourself, and know how to do it well.
The only drawback for me, personally, were a few grammatical and spelling errors in the book which could have been picked up by the editor before it went into publication. Some of them I couldn’t tell if it was slang and colloquial, but there were definitely a few errors in there.
Overall, it was good easy read, funny at the right moments. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a bit of fun, and a different look at the way feminism is viewed today.