Animal - Sara Pascoe

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02 Mar 2017
Faber & Faber
328 pages: 198 x 129 x 20mm

Sometimes I confuse myself. I get wildly and pointlessly jealous. I spend too much time hating my bum. And you know what I hate more than my bum? My preoccupation with my bum. I've had sexual experiences with boys I wasn't really in to, but I got a post-coital crush on them. I've ruined the start of a relationship by immediately imagining it going into reverse.

There is so much about my behaviour I want to understand. So I started researching what makes me - and us - tick. And what I read made my eyes fall out of my face.

Reader, here is everything I've learned from science about love, sexuality, infidelity, boobs, periods, pubes, broodiness, and clever old fat. Merry Christmas and Hallelujah, suddenly being a woman doesn't look like such a minefield after all.

As a comedian Sara Pascoe has starred on shows including Live at the Apollo, QI, Buzzcocks and Room 101. In 2014 Sara won the Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act and her Edinburgh Festival show was nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award, in 2015 Sara was nominated for a Southbank/The Times Breakthrough Award. As an actor Sara has appeared in W1A, Twenty Twelve, Campus and The Thick of It. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent and Standard Issue.