Diary of a Confused Feminist

Kate Weston

10-12 years
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06 February 2020
9781444955040
384 pages
Synopsis

Meet Kat Evans: Feminist. Overthinker. Hot mess.
A hilarious antidote to our Insta-perfect world, Diary of a Confused Feminist is for girls who want to do it right but always feel they're getting it wrong ...

15-year-old Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she's not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh (is this a feminist ambition?), win at her coursework and not make a TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT of herself at all times.

But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents, muddling moments and Instagram hell. And it doesn't help that Hot Josh is just, well, properly, distractingly hot.

And when everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows she's lost her way, and the only way forward is to ask for help ...

Bold, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny, Kat's diary fearlessly navigates her way through life, love and teenage anxiety.

'Holly Bourne fans should love this uproarious debut by standup comic Weston' Guardian

'This book will make you laugh out loud' - Sunday Times Book of the Week

Holly Bourne fans should love this uproarious debut by standup comic Weston, which pinballs from period jokes to giant penises projected on the whiteboard as 15-year-old Kat attempts to figure out how to be a feminist, good or otherwise, and wonders whether she will ever feel like a grownup. Sensitive treatment of panic attacks, anxiety and depression gives depth to the (considerable) hilarity

The Guardian

Weston, a former stand-up comedian, chucks gags around like fireworks

Financial Times

There are echoes of the late great Louise Rennison here, and we can only hope that future titles about this Confused Feminist...make their way on to the shelves. In these issue-heavy times, it's vital to keep some space for laughter

Irish Times