Getting Frank with Caitlin Moran: A Chicago Literati Exclusive

Chicago Literati

Since releasing How To Be A Woman in 2011, Caitlin Moran has helped expand the dialogue on what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century. Moran, along with fellow comediennes Illana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson and Amy Schumer, has not only changed the conversation but also opened it up to a younger generation.

In her debut novel, How To Build A Girl (out now via HarperCollins), Moran is continuing on in that regard. The novel (Moran’s first foray into fiction) tells the story of Johanna and her journey into adulthood, and it’s rife with masturbation, feminism, socialism and rebellion. One can argue that Johanna bears more than a little resemblance to the author herself.

I was lucky enough to get to chat with Moran about all the ingredients that came together to make How To Build A Girl, discuss controversial subjects like her defense of the paywall…

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