Faber & Faber - Sara Pascoe announces her first book, Animal
Sara Pascoe announces her first book, Animal
Animal: How a Woman is Made, a funny, feminist exploration of the female body by Sara Pascoe, to be published by Faber in 2016.
Sara 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 will be entertaining and informative and personal and universal and silly about lots of things and serious about some.