THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN -- a brilliant, tongue-in-cheek, hysterical look at women's "issues," "frailties," and "failures" in our not-so-distant history
The Trouble With Women by Jacky Fleming (2016, Andrews McMeel Publishing; 128 pages)
"In the older days there were no women which is why you don't come across them in history lessons at school. There were men and quite a few of them were geniuses. Then there were a few women but their heads were very small so they were rubbish at everything apart from needleworkd and croquet."
If you are intelligent, into satirical readings, and you need to laugh aloud at the end of a busy, rotten day, this is the book for you. You will actually roar, especially if you consider yourself a feminist. Questions like "Can women be geniuses?" or "are their arms too short?" or "why did we only learn about three women at school and what were all the others doing?" will be answered in this savagely funny book. This is a book illustrated throughout with pen and ink sketches reminiscent of Victorian cartoons.
The drawings have a caricatural style, but they are witty, they are alive, they move and they enrich the stories and characters. Jacky Fleming's women have ballooning wide skirts and astonishing, tiny heads. After all: “Female brains were not only smaller, but they were made of soft, spongey, lightweight material.” But their faces have an incredible expression that tells you they are not happy, they are not sleeping, and they are ready to be part of history.
This book is a must read, no matter what your age or gender is.
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Recommended by: Maite