'Terrific and timely'
'Stories that will make you cringe, weep and laugh out loud'
'Brilliant, informative and funny.'
'Passionate, informed and thought-provoking.'
'Clever, useful and wise. Read it. Pass it on to your daughters. And then to your sons.'
'Cuts right through all the myths and embarrassment with searing facts, honesty and, perhaps more importantly, humour. A bleeding good read.'
Revised and updated with a new chapter
In this frank, funny rallying cry, Emma Barnett shares her story, as well as those of others, to ask why we've clammed up about menstruation. She'll make you laugh, weep, and maybe squirm, about the natural process that nobody talks about, and smash this taboo once and for all.
Because it's about bloody time.
Emma Barnett is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. By day, she is the presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4. By night, she presents the BBC's flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight on BBC Two. Emma interviews in the key figures shaping our times, from the Prime Minister to those who would very much like to be, in her signature warm, irreverent and direct way.
Emma was named Speech Broadcaster of the Year by the prestigious Radio Academy for her agenda-setting interviews. Previously, she was the Women's Editor at The Telegraph and The Sunday Times agony aunt. She is a proud patron of Smart Works. Period is her first book.
'Empowering and liberating' The Daily Telegraph
'I wish this book had been written before I stopped having them. I might have enjoyed them more! It's brilliant, informative and funny. Period.' Jennifer Saunders
'I want to hear what Emma Barnett says about everything, and this terrific and timely book proves to be no exception.' Elizabeth Day
'A brilliant, myth-busting, funny and poignant book.' Helen Pankhurst
'Why has it taken so long for this powerful, fearless book to be written?' Emma Freud
'Uniquely funny and forthright.' Pandora Sykes
'Passionate, informed and thought-provoking.' Jane Garvey
'A must read for everyone. Period.' Kirsty Wark
'Clever, useful and wise. Read it. Pass it on to your daughters. And then to your sons.' Fi Glover
'Emma cuts right through all the myths and embarrassment with searing facts, honesty and, perhaps more importantly, humour. A bleeding good read.' Yomi Adegoke
'A fascinating and heartfelt read'
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