Book Review: The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss


This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read and should be required reading for everyone – women, men, teenagers, school students, people of all ages, Fox News commentators, especially Fox News commentators, everyone.

The more I read of this book, the more angry I got. Not because the author was telling me anything I didn’t already know, but because having it all spelled out so clearly (and so eloquently) in one place made it almost overwhelming. In some ways, we have achieved so much but in others, there is obviously so much left to do. But as I approached the middle of the book and started to become calm, I had an epiphany. Don’t get mad, get even – or equal, more appropriately. That’s the whole point, after all.

The middle drags a little bit but overall the book is a beautifully written masterpiece, worth so much more than the six dollars I paid when I discovered it on the “Sales” pile.

The end notes and reading list could keep you occupied for years and are well worth exploring if you want to undertake a similar journey to the one Tara Moss has travelled in compiling an enormous volume of research.

This is the book Tara Moss should be remembered for and the type of book all writers should aspire to creating themselves. In a word (or two) – life changing.

5 stars

*First published on Goodreads 19 December 2014


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