On Our Best Behaviour

On Our Best Behaviour: The Price Women Pay to Be Good

Gender Studies
Paperback Published on: 14/03/2024
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Synopsis

A provocative manifesto on what it means for women to be ‘good’ – and what happens when we stop.

'A stunning, big and bold encyclopedia of how to live' LISA TADDEO

'You will finish this book and immediately hand your copy over to your best friend' JENNIFER ANISTON

‘I left feeling energized and galvanized to take back my true f**king freedom’ JAMEELA JAMIL

In this groundbreaking exploration of the ancient rules that women unwittingly follow in order to be considered ‘good’, journalist and podcast host Elise Loehnen explains that these impulses – for instance, to show restraint, to be selfless or to prove ourselves in a male-dominated workplace – are ingrained in us by a patriarchal culture that reaps the benefits. So, what would happen if we stopped trying to be ‘good’?

Provocative and bold, On Our Best Behaviour reveals an enlightening path towards a more balanced, fulfilled way to live.

'Astute, radical and utterly compelling' KATHERINE MAY

'A guide to liberation and a return to the authentic feminine self' GABOR MATÉ

'Brilliantly reframes our toxic cultural programming' LORI GOTTLIEB

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526651945
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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