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Viewing Entry - The fictional woman (S13603)
by Moss, Tara

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TitleThe fictional woman
Author / Responsible partyMoss, Tara
TopicsAutobiography. Women -- Social conditions. Sex discrimination against women. Sexism.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including ‘author’, ‘model’, ‘golddigger’, ‘commentator’, ‘inspiration’, ‘dumb blonde’, ‘feminist’ and ‘mother’, among many others - Now, in her first work of non-fiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women - She traces key moments in her life, from small-town tomboy in Canada, to international fashion model in the 90s, to bestselling author taking a polygraph test in 2002 to prove she writes her own work, and weaves her own experiences into a broader look at everyday sexism and issues surrounding the under-representation of women, modern motherhood, body image and the portrayal of women in politics, entertainment, advertising and the media. Deeply personal and revealing, this is more than just Tara Moss’s own story. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time.

Additional Information

System control numberS13603
Original Print PublisherSydney, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
NarratorTara Moss.
Narrator NameTara Moss.
Participant or performer noteTara Moss.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator