literature & poetry

Jo Brand’s Born Lippy: How to Do Female

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Join writer and comedian Jo Brand as she discusses her darkly funny guide to life as a woman, Born Lippy.

One of the UK’s best loved comedians, Brand is renowned for her sharp wit, self-deprecation and feminist values. When Brand calmly explained the effects of sexism on women to a dismissive all-male panel on Have I Got News For You it turned into a viral phenomenon.

In Born Lippy, Brand continues to challenge stereotypes, unpacks what it means to be female and refuses to remain silent on everything including family and love, the female body, and heckling as a life skill.

Packed with memorable anecdotes from her life and career, full of jokes and funny stories, coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse, stand-up and working mother of two, this hilarious book aims not only to entertain but also to really help people.

Join WOW – Women of the World to hear from Brand as she gathers together the things she has learned about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future in Born Lippy: How to Do Female.

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Age recommendation
For ages 14+.

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Contains language which some might find offensive.

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Join the author for a book signing after this event in Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.