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Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth | Jess Phillips
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'Joyfully candid and very funny.' Guardian 'Jess Phillips knows the truth . . . and here she shows how scary and sad as well as joyful and liberating the answers can be.' Damian Barr 'Everywoman has all the laughs [of Lena Dunham and Caitlin Moran] with a backbone of real glinting anger . . .there were so many funny and wise things on each page that whittling them down into a review seemed impossible.' Julie Birchill, Spectator 'As fresh as mountain air amid the Westminster tumbleweed.' Metro 'Arresting.' Observer If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye. Or you might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care about. Because I’m a woman with a cause, I have been called a feminazi witch, a murderer and threatened with rape. The internet attracts a classy crowd. So, speaking the truth isn’t always easy but I believe it’s worth it. And I want you to believe it too. The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything. By demanding to be heard, by dealing with our imposter syndrome, by being cheerleaders, doers not sayers, creating our own networks and by daring to believe that we can make a difference, we can. We’re women and we’re kick-ass. And that’s the truth.
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Connster
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This is an excellent read so far! I saw Jess Philips a couple of weeks ago on stage with Caitlin Moran and both were absolutely hilarious. I wish I‘d known of her sooner!

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nomierosie
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My friend got me Jess Phillips' book for Christmas and she even managed to get her to sign it! I nearly cried #politics #feminism #women #british #christmas

britt_brooke So nice! 2y
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ThisIsLilli
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[featuring tea and fluffy socks, obviously]

This is intense but amazing, another one of those must-read commentaries on our culture which opens up a whole new (or expanded) way of seeing things. Jess Phillips, an MP who has been through most of the crap, discusses trolling, motherhood, women in parliament, and so much more. Definitely one to pass on and recommend to others.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mediaevalgirl
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An AMAZING book. Uplifting, easy to read, witty, and poignant. What a woman! I can't recommend this enough! I only wish I was able to vote for her. A must-read for those of us women who have been trolled and silenced.