Sign In Join Now
User Accessibility
  • Increase Font

  • Invert Colours

Search for a Book Browse Books Menu
Stream / Download Request CD

Audiobook streaming provided by:

OverDrive Logo

Share this book:

Born Lippy

AuthorJo Brand

NarratorJo Brand

Duration7h 10m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

PublisherHodder & Stoughton

VersionUnabridged

  Save to Wish List
  Add to Favourites List

When Jo Brand hosted Have I Got News For You late last year, her calm explanation of the effects of sexism on women to a bemused all-male cast turned into a viral phenomenon. There has been a whole tradition of books over hundreds of years where a father shares his wisdom with his son - started by Lord Chesterfield in the 18th century - while women have been silent (aka bullied into thinking their advice wasn't worth writing down). This book puts a stop to all that. Ranging from your family and how to survive it to what no one tells you about the female body; from how not to fall in love to heckling as a life skill, Born Lippy gathers together the things Jo's learnt about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future into a hilarious and highly useful guide to life that everyone female (and male) needs to hear immediately.

5 (1 Review)
0
0
0
0
1

Pam 2 Apr 2021

An Autobiographical Self-help book

This delightful book should be read by everyone over the age of puberty. She writes with wit and wisdom and isn't afraid to add a lot of cautionary tales of her struggling way through life. Not just for feminists but for every woman who wants to learn how to cope with what life throws at her. Men too should read this book to try to understand what makes women tick. I only knew Jo from the telly, but what an interesting person she is backstage as well. Beautifully read in her laconic style, with plenty of laughs along the way. Thoroughly recommend.

Related Titles

Benjamin Franklin Cover

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin

Author Walter Isaacson

Narrator Nelson Runger

Duration 24h 10m

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative th...

View Book
A Day Like Today Cover

A Day Like Today

Author: John Humphrys

A Day Like Today

Author John Humphrys

Narrator John Humphrys

Duration 13h 3m

For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys's voice. As presenter of Radio 4's Today, the nation's most popular news programme, he is famed for his tough interviewing, his deep misgivings about authority in its many forms, and his passionate commitment to a variety of causes. A Day Like Today charts Joh...

View Book
Kraftwerk Cover

Kraftwerk

Author: Uwe Schutte

Kraftwerk

Author Uwe Schutte

Narrator Sam Peter Jackson

Duration 6h 14m

Brought to you by Penguin. The story of the phenomenon that is Kraftwerk, and how they revolutionised our cultural landscape 'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their Dsseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, mo...

View Book
Gone Cover

Gone

Author: Min Kym

Gone

Author Min Kym

Narrator Rebecca Yeo

Duration 8h 10m

Penguin presents the complete unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Gone by Min Kym, read by Rebecca Yeo. 'The hours fell away as I read this spellbinding tale of love, loss, and above all devotion to art. You probably don't know what it feels like to be a child prodigy or a world class violinist, but you will after reading this luminous me...

View Book
Listening To the Animals Cover

Listening To the Animals

Author: Noel Fitzpatrick

Listening To the Animals

Author Noel Fitzpatrick

Narrator Noel Fitzpatrick

Duration 12h 59m

In this inspiring, uplifting and heartwarming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming The Supervet. Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog, Pirate, pro...

View Book
For the Record Cover

For the Record

Author: David Cameron

For the Record

Author David Cameron

Narrator David Cameron

Duration 30h

David Cameron was Conservative Party leader during the largest financial crash in living memory. The Arab Spring and the Eurozone crisis both started during his first year as prime minister. The backdrop to his time in office included the advent of ISIS, surging migration and a rapidly changing EU. He sets out how he helped turn around Britain's ec...

View Book
The Prison Doctor Cover

The Prison Doctor

Author: Amanda Brown

The Prison Doctor

Author Amanda Brown

Narrator Sophie Aldred

Duration 6h 3m

Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent behind bars. The no-holds-barred memoirs of a GP who went from working at a quiet suburban practice to treating the country's most dangerous criminals - first in young offenders' institutions, then at the notorious Wor...

View Book
Admissions Cover

Admissions

Author: Henry Marsh

Admissions

Author Henry Marsh

Narrator Henry Marsh

Duration 7h 47m

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical front line. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what 40 years spent handling the human brain has taught him. Moving between encounters with patients in his Lond...

View Book
Step By Step Cover

Step By Step

Author: Simon Reeve

Step By Step

Author Simon Reeve

Narrator Simon Reeve

Duration 10h 29m

TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 program...

View Book
Face It Cover

Face It

Author: Debbie Harry

Face It

Author Debbie Harry

Narrator Clem Burke

Duration 8h 53m

Debbie Harry is a musician, actor, activist and the iconic face of New York City cool. As the front-woman of Blondie, she and the band forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time. With all the grit, grime, and glory recounted in intimate detail...

View Book