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The Book for Dangerous Women

A Guide to Modern Life

Clare Conville, Liz Hoggard, Sarah Lovett


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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.

Praise For The Book for Dangerous Women: A Guide to Modern Life

"Stunningly funny."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'Live as well as you dare' is the marvelous motto of the compendium, The Book for Dangerous Women, an effervescent A-Z filled with wise words and witty anecdotes.”Easy Living (UK)

A feisty new guide to getting the most out of life . . . Essential feminine wit and wisdom.” S Magazine/Sunday Express (UK)

"Celebrates the art of being fabulous and female at fifteen, fifty, and far beyond." Daily Telegraph (UK)

"A feisty, must-have reference book . . . "The Record

Grove Press, 9780802120182, 325pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012