Title: Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Author: Therese Oneill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 2016
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Popsugar - With a Subtitle; I Love Libraries
Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.)
UNMENTIONABLE is your hilarious, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood.
Random library find and I absolutely fell for it! Hilarious for page 1 until page 307. Oneill's writing style is amazing, full of wit and wonder. I seriously laughed out loud at almost every page. While I loved Oneill's writing in discussion the various aspects of life during the Victorian Era, I definitely appreciated the inclusion of primary sources to give evidence to her ideas. Thank you for proper research and showing evidence for claims. Plus, the passages were amazing at showing how out of touch some "scientists" and "doctors" at the time were. I'm looking at you Kellogg! A definite fun pick for some pre-bedtime reading.