From Library Journal
Hazleton, a member of the International Motor Press Associates and a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School, explores here women's relationships with cars and how those relationships differ greatly from those most men share with their vehicles. Though she offers tips on car care, Hazleton also empowers readers to negotiate the best deal on a purchase, to test-drive like a pro, and to get to know their cars as much as they love them. Lively anecdotes, charts, and illustrations cover every facet of automobile ownership. Forty-seven percent of car owners today are women, and this title directly addresses their concerns, experiences, and desire to know more about the machines that are often so integral to daily life. Reasonably priced so public libraries can buy several copies.?Susan Awe, Jefferson Cty. P.L. System, Arvada, Col.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
We were crazy about Hazleton's Confessions of a Fast Woman
(1992), a book about cars and the pleasures of driving that embraced many societal concerns. Hazleton continues to write about cars for Lear's
and the New York Times
and now channels her expertise (and wit) into a practical but nonetheless hugely entertaining car handbook for women. Hazleton conducted her own research for this book, working with focus groups in six states, an approach that gleaned some instructive and hilarious information about how women feel about cars. Women buy nearly half the cars sold in the U.S. and take great pride in ownership. Cars are a haven and a form of liberation for women, and Hazleton believes that the era of condescending mechanics and slurs about "women drivers" is coming, thankfully, to an end. To hasten the process, Hazleton offers seasoned advice on buying a car, driving safely, and taking security precautions. She also explains how cars work and recommends maintenance procedures. Happy driving. Donna Seaman