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Diary of a Confused Feminist



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About The Book

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager meets Derry Girls in this hilarious and relatable young adult novel in diary entries about a British teen determined to be a good feminist and her charming, embarrassing, and inspiring journey to figuring out how.

At fifteen, Kat Evans is still sorting it all out, and that includes being a good feminist (and, by extension, a good human).

She promises herself that this school year, she’ll be making changes to her life that will make her less of a walking disaster, like: 1) keeping her diary every day as all the top journalists and writers do; 2) stop obsessing over her crush Hot Josh because she doesn’t need a man to complete her; 3) stop stalking said Hot Josh on Instagram and accidentally liking his pictures; 4) somehow managing to stop worrying about every single thing in her life; and, most importantly, 5) SMASHING THE PATRIARCHY—that is, after she figures out what it is and how one goes about dismantling it.

And though Kat may lack the grace it requires to meet her goals, she makes up for that with plenty of good humor as she stumbles through high school with all its bullies, parties, and crippling moments of self-doubt. With the help of her best friends, her parents, and her diary, Kat may figure out how to be a cool, fun feminist yet.


1. Tuesday, September 4 Tuesday, September 4
Ways that I, Kat Evans, am going to be an excellent feminist this term:

1. I will organize a *small* bit of activism on the first day—tiny—just to ease us in. A bit of red spray paint never hurt anyone, right?

2. I will make the switch to a menstrual cup henceforthly becoming a model eco-friendly feminist.

3. I will definitely ask Miss Mills about writing a weekly feminist column on the school blog called Feminist Friday, and not just spend the whole term thinking about it and doing nothing.

4. I will also keep this diary EVERY DAY because all the top journalists and writers say this is a Good Thing and definitely not something I will look back on and cringe about in approximately five minutes’ time.

5. I will thusly become a BETTER FEMINIST and a PATRIARCHY-SMASHING JOURNALIST. Think Emmeline Pankhurst with a smartphone.

About The Author

Kate Weston is a former stand-up comedian who still gigs from time to time and likes nothing more than a proper giggle. She lives in London with her partner and adorable cat Angus. Diary of a Confused Feminist is her debut novel.

Why We Love It

“I, legitimately and truly, laughed out loud with every page turn of this book. Kat is relatable and sweet while also being a total walking disaster that feels so relatable to how many teenagers conduct themselves at that age. For fans of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series, you’ll see so much of Georgia in Kat, whose voice rings true even through the secondhand embarrassment.”

—Dainese S., Associate Editor, on Diary of a Confused Feminist

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 2, 2024)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665937948
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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