Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Trouble with Women
author: Jacky Fleming
average rating: 4.16
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/01/07
date added: 2017/01/07
'The Trouble with Women' by Jacky Fleming is a hilarious and tragic look at how women aren't in history books. It's very tongue-in-cheek and I found myself laughing quite a few times at the errors men (like me) have made.
I learned from the first page that in the Olden Days, there were no women, and that's why I didn't learn about them in history. It was just men and some of them were geniuses. Apparently women who learn become less attractive, and playing sports can lead to injuries where a woman can lose her virginity. Men like Darwin and Rousseau and Schopenhauer made stupid statements about the inferiority of women, and those statements get thrown out here to hilarious effect.
That the book remains so darn funny and never becomes preachy is a high point. It's certainly frustrating and angering that the contributions of women in history have been overlooked, but this approach makes the point beautifully. The drawings are at times hilarious too, with the chart of beards, and pictures of women with tiny heads. I enjoyed this book, and completely got the point.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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