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Sara is a comedian who has talked and joked about female sexuality, psychology and the media's portrayal of women on stage and screen. While researching her most recent live show, Sara realised that she had a lot more to say.

In her first book Sara combines autobiography and evolutionary history to entertain and inform about the female body. Why we have boobs and how they have become so fetishised. How the kidnap of a 13-year old-chimney sweep's daughter created our present age of consent. The discovery and subsequent forgetting of the clitoris, the many eras of misunderstanding the female orgasm. Did you know that clitorectomys were once performed on British and American women to cure masturbation and hysteria? And that we learned so much about female sexuality from the behaviour of sperm?

ANIMAL: HOW A WOMAN IS MADE aims to be entertaining and informative and personal and universal and silly about lots of things and serious about some.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1997 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (19 April 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DYJJ6Z8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Can’t recommend enough!!

 on 2 September 2017
By ALT
This is one of the very few books that has a) taken my breath away b) left me speechless and c) made me want to shout out from the rooftops just how bloody great it is – all at the same time.

Surprisingly serious discussion of sexuality

 on 20 September 2017
By Amazon Customer
I have to be honest that I was expecting this to be a flippant and lightweight read and, although it is far from bleak, it turned out to be a thoughtful and well researched discussion of a range of topics like to the female anatomy. Open where topics have differing points of view but determined in presenting an argument. I thoughly enjoyed this and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Loved it

 on 18 June 2018
By Adam N. Parker
I wish that this book had been available to me a decade ago when I was 20 though I feel privileged to have been able to read it now. Sarah’s book is an excellent platform for what it sets out to do, she writes with great wit and passion, and provided not a small amount of education along the way to this chap in early 30s. Some of the topics are difficult to read, but I felt I owed it to the author to read through the bits I felt challenged by as the appropriate actions of reasonable human. My partner got the audio book after I’d raved about it so much and doing so has led us to discussing many of the topics on a really personal level – this in itself is worthy of me giving it the full 5 stars. This should be placed on the standard reading list for all men to do some proper book learning – I will be recommending it to all my be-penised friends. Bob on.

Thought provoking

 on 13 April 2018
By Casey Jones
A recommended read. So much I’d never thought through about how woman regard themselves and are regarded. Very topical now with the #metoo debate. Feminism has come far but Sara’s book highlights how much needs to be done to change the attitudes of generations of male run society. Intelligent, but with a light touch. Laugh out loud too, and searingly honest.

It’s not just for girls

 on 10 May 2018
By pelfking
I bought this with book some degree of hesitation. To be honest, I wasn’t sure that it was for me. How wrong I was. I would recommend that everyone read this – especially men. It’s a fantastic, and accessible, exploration of sexuality. Ok, mainly focused on female sexuality, but that means it has to say a lot about us blokes too. The interplay of history, culture, and science is just fascinating. It draws you in and you realise just how little you really know, and just how much of what you thought you knew is actually total bollocks. A brilliant and informative read.

Amazing!

 on 8 July 2017
By Ava g
This book is funny, well written and excruciatingly real! Everybody needs to read this! It debunks falsified ‘truths’ and explains how things are the way they are from sex to relegion. Loved read this

Fantastic book, great read

 on 14 April 2018
By llashes
Hilarious, touching, funny, factual and all written in that Pascoe style her fans enjoy so much. Would recommend – great read on holiday and keep annoying your partner to tell them another funny or interesting tit bit!

very funny. It made gin come out of my nose …

 on 6 December 2017
By Carrie Marshall
Warm, wise and very, very funny. It made gin come out of my nose (not by magic. I was drinking gin at the time).
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