The Book for Dangerous Women : A Guide to Modern Life

The Book for Dangerous Women : A Guide to Modern Life

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Baker & Taylor
An encyclopedia of wryly whimsical advice on how to navigate the challenges of relationships, motherhood, sex, fashion and work includes more than 500 entries on skills ranging from accepting compliments and knowing when to wear various articles of clothing to handling ambivalence and achieving fulfillment.

Perseus Publishing
The Book for Dangerous Women is a sly, elegant encyclopedia of practical wisdom by three women who know a bit about life and bring their myriad experiences to bear on topics such as marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, and self-discovery.

More than 500 entries of sage advice show us how to get through life with a little grace and a lot of fun. From how to accept compliments, to when to wear ?cami-knickers,” to how to deal with ambivalence (toward lovers, friends or foes), and just why ample proportions and owning a cat and a fancy dress are more fulfilling than sex. Like a dictionary, topics are cross-referenced and many include insights from the famed and infamous: Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Kurt Vonnegut, Even Ensler, Camus, Anais Nin, and Shakespeare. A typical progression of entries is: Affairs, Age, Arrangements, Bananas, Beauty, and Beds, followed by Bereavement, Birthdays, BFs, Blueberries, and Bolt Holes.

From those conversations and counseling sessions with your mother, sisters, daughters, and friends to those moments in modern life that only women can understand, The Book for Dangerous Women is the grown-up and contemporary reference book every woman needs.

The Book for Dangerous Women is a sly, elegant encyclopedia of practical wisdom by three women who know a bit about life and bring their myriad experiences to bear on topics such as marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, and self-discovery.

More than 500 entries of sage advice show us how to get through life with a little grace and a lot of fun. From how to accept compliments, to when to wear cami-knickers,” to how to deal with ambivalence (toward lovers, friends or foes), and just why ample proportions and owning a cat and a fancy dress are more fulfilling than sex. Like a dictionary, topics are cross-referenced and many include insights from the famed and infamous: Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Kurt Vonnegut, Even Ensler, Camus, Anais Nin, and Shakespeare. A typical progression of entries is: Affairs, Age, Arrangements, Bananas, Beauty, and Beds, followed by Bereavement, Birthdays, BFs, Blueberries, and Bolt Holes.

From those conversations and counseling sessions with your mother, sisters, daughters, and friends to those moments in modern life that only women can understand,The Book for Dangerous Women is the grown-up and contemporary reference book every woman needs.


Baker
& Taylor

Offers whimsical advice on how to navigate life challenges, including entries on skills ranging from accepting compliments and knowing when to wear various articles of clothing to handling ambivalence and achieving fulfillment.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grove Press, [2012]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780802120182
0802120180
Branch Call Number: 817 CONVI
Characteristics: 325 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lovett, Sarah-Jane
Hoggard, Liz

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hgeng63 May 12, 2013

Didn't finish--seemed predictable & commonplace to me.

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