by Jessica Bennett (Penguin) ISBN: 978-0062439789
I love a book written by a journalist. You will always get exactly what you are promised with a healthy dose of real-world. This book is exactly what Bennett means it to be; an office survival manual for a sexist workplace.
FFC is packed with useful information, helpful and practical socio-politico-eco tips and interesting factoids about world history, which as you’d expect from a book with this proud title, is littered with the blood, bones, sweat and tears of women. I personally veered between being grateful that I have experienced very little of the sexist tactics outlined, and digging for a pen and paper to make notes in an attempt to commit some of Bennett’s ‘fight moves’ to memory for use next time a guy in my office ‘manterrupts’ me.
This book is everything you need, whether you are a man or a woman. It’s useful, witty, interesting, page-turning and worth every word. One criticism, The Black Sash should be listed among the Rebel Girls: FFCs through history section at the back.