Wednesday, 28 March 2012

For every teenage girl...

When I read How to be a Woman I had two thoughts 1. I LOVE CAITLIN MORAN and 2. Why couldn’t I have read this when I was thirteen! Then I read Bossypants and wished I’d been given them both as a teenager. When the adolescent awkwardness is at its height, and you feel slightly sick and uncomfortable most of the time (perhaps that was just me), what you need is proof that it can and will get better! 

So I thought it would be nice if we could send a special care package to all 12/13 year old girls. Something that was nothing to do with school or parents. Nothing to do with tampon or sanitary companies. Something that would just say 'Being a teenager is shit. Here are some presents.'

My care package would include:

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
-Because “I do know, that in this case, it really was not suppressed desire that made those boys throw gravel at me while I ran up a hill – but I don’t want my diary to pity me. As far as my diary will know, I  had the philosophical upper hand there. This diary is for glory only.”
My review

Bossypants by Tina Fey
-Because: “I had noticed something was weird earlier in the day, but I knew from commercials that one’s menstrual period was a blue liquid that you poured like detergent onto maxi pads to test their absorbency. This wasn’t blue, so...I ignored it for a few hours.”
I've not written a review yet (bad Fran) 

Vanilla Fountain bath bomb from Lush
-Because they smell INCREDIBLE 

Space girl bath bomb from Lush

A big wedge of brie 
-You need something to eat in the bath while reading the books. 

It could come in a nice screenprinted bag like this or this or this 

What would you add?


  1. I got really confused and missed the connection between Lush and books and things but then I went back and used my reading eyes and went 'awesome!' I am so so excited to read Bossypants! Especially now because LOL at sanitary towel adverts!

    1. ooh good point. I'll make it a bit clearer!