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9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want Paperback – April 27, 1999

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9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want is like a double shot of espresso with three lumps of sugar. It's more than just inspirational. It's a 194-page, super-charged cattle prod of a self-help book filled with the kind of advice and insight that all busy women could use.

White begins the book with "Covet Thy Neighbor's Things," where she suggests that being envious of someone else is a healthy way of determining your own secret desires. What follows is a series of motivational anecdotes combined with practical tips such as, "sweet-talk everyone" and "find TPB (their personal bonus)." She ends with "Rest on Your Laurels," an invitation to enjoy success.

White's 9 secrets are neither mysterious, nor are they eccentric. But they are unconventional. She suggests that the key to getting what you want is thinking "out of the box," and the best thing about the book is that she offers real success stories from women who've done it. --Mara Friedman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Redbook's editor-in-chief on having it all.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (April 27, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609804340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609804346
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I loved this book! As a divorced mom, I have very little time to read, and I sometimes feel powerless and frustrated in so many areas of my career and my personal life. Kate's book is the first one that has inspired me to take time to read. And I've done so -- carefully, cover to cover, and over and over. Her insight has helped me focus, evaluate and understand, and now I have hope -- no, I have a genuine *expectation* that I will have greater control and satisfaction in my life. And such a fun read, too! I need to return my treasured, dog-eared volume to the library, but I'm going to keep it and pay the overdue fines until the copy I'm buying from Amazon arrives, because this simple, well-written and thoroughly entertaining book has been my inspiration. I recommend it with all my heart.
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It isn't often I come across a book that really seems to speak directly to me. I couldn't put it down. I read the entire book in less than four hours. I kept thinking I wished this author was a friend of mine. I can't say I would try all the ways she talked about to get my way, but I relished the thought of more than a few of the suggestions! I live in a small town in South Dakota. Life is not that complicated here like it might be in a larger city. I adored this book, it's a KEEPER, one to be read regularly in life!
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By A Customer on April 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is not a case of 'well, it worked the first time, let's try it again and see if it sells'! I love her appealing, chatty style of writing and eye-catching titles (it must come from her years of working at magazines), and all those inspiring quotes and tips from successful gutsy women. This book is filled with more ways to get what you want -in fact, I think you can use a little imagination and try to use her suggestions to make anything more creative. The main point of this book is similar to her first one, "Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead and Gutsy Girls Do!", which is why one might think that they are the same but I assure you, it's worth it! Three cheers for Kate White!
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Kate White's latest book is a fast, enthusiastic and very motivating read. She challenges many of the female 'roles' we are socially engineered to play out so as to gain approval. She gives permission to do and be those things you may have thought were not quite right to do. Half way through the book I got out of my chair to make a phone call that may impact enormously my life. That's the power of Ms White's words! After reading her first book though, I wanted more. I wanted a far greater number of examples of other top women's secrets and I wanted more concepts. There were a few lovely comments on being a mum and dealing with othelr women's comments (zap them!). I would like to have read more on that. In fact, a chapter on how these women deal with kids would be enormously helpful as I believe balancing the family and work is very difficult to achieve. I run my own consulting practice, focusing on strategy, for a variety of blue chip clients and spend most of my time with men. I need to share other ground breaking, non traditional women's experiences which is why I bought the book. It did remind me that being a woman does not come with a set of standard instructions. It did make me realise that - hey - I can be who I am and not what I think everyone else wants. As a strategist, I do not need help in planning what I want in life. However, Ms. White did remind me to reassess my APPROACH to getting what I want. That in itself was worth the cost of the book. I do highly recommend this book, even if you have read the first book. It's wonderfully enthusiastic and frank ideas will definitely add success to your life and maybe you too will also be inspired to do something to set yourself on an entirely new course.
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By JB on February 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
When I first picked this book up and leafed through the subheadings, I saw what appeared to be another glib and superficial attempt to make a stupid list and puff up each item to create a book. NOT SO. The title is misleading, and so is the list that appears on the back. I am surprised that an experienced editor and her advisors would miss the fact that the way the wording appears on the front cover, as well as the list on the back cover, detract from the seriousness of the book.
The ideas offered are excellent for women of all ages. I think they are particularly useful for younger women who are about to graduate college and get into the workforce. Its a great manual to refer to along the path to a successful life and career. The list is misleading. For example #1, "Covet Thy Neighbor's Things," is not as mean-spirited as one might assume from just looking at the list. It turns out to be an insightful suggestion on how to Channel envy in a positive direction. The book is also an easy, fast and pleasant read.
GREAT JOB KATE.
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Format: Paperback
Kate White tells it like it is. Her writing style is entertaining, effective, and humorous. I enjoyed her "just between us girls" tone. I've found myself going back to some of her advice and applying it successfully in my everyday life. She may espouse material pleasures--i.e., getting a massage, buying a beautiful outfit--but, for better or worse, we live in a materialistic world. And what's wrong with using some of your hard-earned cash to make yourself feel good?
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