How to Be Famous with Caitlin Moran
Fri 28 Sep 2018
7:30pm at Bath Forum, 1A Forum Buildings, Bath BA1 1UG (Doors open at 7pm)
Ticket includes a copy of "How to Be Famous". All tickets purchased online will be posted along with a copy of the book after publication on 28/06.
We are thrilled to announce that the brilliant Caitlin Moran will be back in Bath this autumn, to introduce us to her big-hearted, hilarious new novel, “How to Be Famous”.
Set in britpop 90’s London, “How to be Famous” features Johanna Morrigan, a young journalist writing a monthly column about the ridiculous, surreal and dangerous aspects of being famous, for the coolest music magazine around. But as Johanna’s own star rises, her past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself at the centre of a hugely unpleasant sex scandal.
Brimming with Caitlin’s outspoken feminist humour, “How to be Famous” is a whirlwind of parties, music and sexuality, with a level headed young heroine trying to find her place in a city overcome with fame hungry egos and lads singing Wonderwall!
“How to be Famous” is the second novel from Caitlin, following the huge success of “How to Build a Girl”, in which we were introduced to Johanna Morrigan for the first time. Caitlin’s writing career took off early with her children’s novel “The Chronicles of Narmo”, published when she was sixteen. Two years later she became a columnist for The Times. She has since been named Columnist of the Year five times, as well as Interviewer and Critic of the Year (British Press Awards). In addition to her success as a journalist, Caitlin has also conquered the book market; her book “How to be a Woman”, published in 25 countries, won the British Book Awards Book of the Year in 2011, and she is also the author of Sunday Times bestsellers “Moranthology” and “Moranifesto” (which she chatted about at her 2016 Mr B’s event).
Awards and bestsellers aside, Caitlin is a real heroine of our Mr B’s team. We love her for her funny and bang-on insights into what it means to be a modern women in today’s society, for her commitment to her fans and for her particular brand of rowdy honesty! We’re so excited to be welcoming her back to Bath this September.
Caitlin will be in conversation with writer, broadcaster and podcast host Emma Gannon. Emma’s podcast CTRL, ALT, DELETE. which discusses feminism and online life, has had 2 million downloads to date. She is also the author of two brilliant books: CTRL, ALT, DELETE and the newly published The Multi-Hyphen Method. She was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2018 in media and marketing, appears regularly on BBC Woman’s Hour and is a guest digital lecturer at Condé Nast College.
Get your tickets now for what is sure to be a highly entertaining evening, when we’ll be chatting books, britpop and fame and fortune with Caitlin and Emma.
** Buy your tickets on our website and your copy of “How to Be Famous” will be shipped to you, or be available for collection in store, along with your tickets around publication on 28/06. For ticket purchases made in store or via The Forum, books will be available for collection from Mr B’s from 28/06 (please bring your ticket with you to collect), or at the event.
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