As soon as I discovered Cherry on TV, I became completely addicted. She covered issues that I could totally relate to – such as when is the right time to have a baby, money, pregnancy or alcohol. Her documentaries often featured her sharing her own experiences – being pregnant while filming a documentary about having children – and were really speaking to me as they sometimes raised some thought-provoking questions.
By dedicating nine letters to different aspects of her body, Cherry gives us her opinion and shares some personal anecdotes about sex, orgasm, pubic hair, masturbation, money, food, diets, relationships, pregnancy, breastfeeding and more.
Well, Cherry didn’t let me down. I must admit I was over excited to read her memoirs because I’m a bit of a fangirl, so my opinion might be a little bit biased.
If you’re a feminist at heart you will probably find Cherry’s book a bit boring because it’s mostly her telling us about her first snog, how she went to an all-girls high school or the time she went on a carrot based diet. I didn’t particularly found the book breathtaking in a sense that I am already familiar with women’s issues talked in the book and growing up, I didn’t have many problems with my body. I’m pretty cool like that… I know…
I always found Cherry a bit perfect: good-looking, funny, brillant, having a good career, etc. She is a bit inspiring to me and I really love watching women like her on the telly. I was a bit curious and was really surprised to read about her personal life and how she really struggled with her body. I find it fascinating that she was/still is? obsessed about her image regarding make-up, hair trimming and stuff.
This is something I don’t really relate to as I keep things pretty simple: I have hair and I don’t care. I was never really into the whole beauty regiment women think they have to go through to be beautiful. Anyway, I do enjoy make up and I think taking good care of your body is very important. Reading Letters to my Fanny resonated with me on that point: I should really take better care of me as it can also improve my overall wellbeing.
Another subject that I really enjoyed reading about was Cherry’s relationship with her Lady Family aka her friends. I totally approved everything she said because I also love my very own Lady Family.
I enjoyed and laughed quite a bit at Cherry’s first experience with spray tan for the New Year’s. I disliked the bit where she talks about music.
♥ made think more about certain girl issues
♥ the bit about listening to music – boring
PS: I must admit that this post was supposed to go up on September 27th. I have seriously been busy and totally procrastinated on the blogging front lately. Since having written everything you read until this, Cherry has released a podcast which I have been religiously listening to. She also revamped her website and started posting a few posts on her blog. Talk about good timing, uh? Now, you to can get your Cherry fix weekly!