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Product Details

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (November 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761135790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761135791
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. As a former senior producer at Oxygen Media and author of their "Ask Princess" advice column, Kirsch specializes in helping young women face the challenges of life in the real world. Here she's compiled information and advice in a common-sensible, funny and easy-to-read primer on all aspects of life for women in their 20s and 30s, deftly organized into 10 chapters covering health, work, money, manners, friends, love, family, spirit, home and fashion. Nothing is off limits, from "Home Ec for Modern Times" (including the rationale behind nude tub-scrubbing) to romance and its subsidiaries (such as "Non-Goal-Oriented sex"). Kirsch is fond of using lists and charts to compliment the text, such as her handy stain remover chart and her Woman's Sexual Bill of Rights, and she includes a liberal sprinkling of funny and insightful quotes from regular gals. Especially helpful are her chapter on "The Company You Keep," with advice on rooming, traveling and growing with friends, and her thorough look at money and finances. While some of this information is old hat, it's delivered in a welcoming and comprehensive package, making it a standout in a crowded field as well as an ideal gift.
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"This is the first book to explain such critical subjects as a Roth IRA and a bikini wax with equal clarity. It’s funny, irreverent, wise, thorough, and empowering. Women of any age will find this book incredibly helpful. It’s like having a guru girlfriend who won’t make you feel dumb for asking the questions you don’t want to admit you don’t know…I laughed out loud. And couldn’t agree more."
—Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes --This text refers to the CD-ROM edition.

More About the Author

Melissa Kirsch is a former senior producer at Oxygen Media, where she wrote the popular 'Ask Princess' column. She's also written for Nerve, Ladies' Home Journal, National Geographic Traveler, and Scientific American online. She lives in New York City and online at www.melissakirsch.com.

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Seriously, everything is in this book that you need to know.
Heather Poole
I really wish I had that, as well as a lot of other information in this book, before now.
Pimm
I stumbled across this book at a bookstore one day while browsing for something to read.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Pimm on November 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am giddy, absolutely giddy, with delight over this book. First off, let me admit that I love "guides" of this sort, so I was already pretty excited before it arrived. But this truly is a must-have guide for young women. It is a seriously helpful, but also cute and quite funny, book bursting with information that every woman should really have. I own a bunch of this type of book (such as "The Go-Girl Guide," "Three Black Skirts," "Modern Girl's Guide" and "How to Walk in High Heels"), and this is by far the most comprehensive and useful of all of them. It provides serious, expert advice on everything from how to deal with menstrual cramps, which nutritional supplements to take, and how to balance your checkbook, 6 steps to furthering your career, how to buy a house, set the table, avoid cell phone borishness, how to know when a relationship is over, to how to make an all-purpose vinagrette, 8 ways of wearing the same black dress, how to prevent stress, how to deal with roommates, etc. You can open this book to any page and find thoughtful, serious advice gleaned from experts, and presented in a friendly, humorous manner. Kirsch does not dumb down any of her information, but she manages to keep up a lively, fun style of writing that makes learning how to get rid of rodents an engrossing and funny experience, if you can imagine.

I also love the book's format and design. It has lots of great, charming little illustrations throughout, and tons of sidebars, quotes, special topics, etc. to break up the text and make it easy to find information. It has a very helpful appendix with a checklist of things to check when looking at houses or apartments to buy or to rent. I really wish I had that, as well as a lot of other information in this book, before now. This is a wondeful book, and a perfect gift for any women in their 20s or 30s who you care about.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on November 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
Sent this to my college-age daughter and WOW did I hit LOTTO. Yours truly looked "brilliant...way cool dad...awesome book...THANKS". She's gone and purchased books (on my nickel) for all her friends in the dorm. I must confess to reading a few chapters and laughing at loud. While I hate to admit it, I think Girl's Guide has better advice then this ol' dad.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Gretchen C. Rubin on December 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book somehow manages to be hilariously funny, yet also practical enough to be helpful. I dog-eared many pages -- for example, about how to fix a falling hem with iron-fusible tape (how it possible that I never knew such a product existed?). And it answered many questions I never knew I had, such as: what's the purpose of an underwire bra, anyway? I loved it! Good for a straight read-through or browsing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Natalie on December 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
Melissa Kirsch's book is filled to the brim with helpful, practical information that a girl needs to know to survive in this modern world. It's probably most useful for someone in their 20's, but is a great read for women of all ages.

The book is organised into the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Health and Body Image (information on diet, exercise, stress, physical and mental health)

Chapter 2: Careers and Work (information on resumes, cover letters, job interviews, networking, office etiquette)

Chapter 3: Money and Finance (covers budgeting, credit cards, investing, renting vs buying)

Chapter 4: Etiquette (includes conversation dos and don'ts, table, wedding and phone etiquette and being a good hostess and guest)

Chapter 5: Friends (advice on living with roommates, being a good friend, balancing friendship with dating and de-friending)

Chapter 6: Dating, Sex and Romance (covers first dates, finding a date and a dateable guy, safe sex, break-ups, moving in and long-term relationships)

Chapter 7: Family (advice on how to get along with your parents and siblings)

Chapter 8: Spirituality (covers spirituality and ethics)

Chapter 9: Home Ec (advice on finding a place to live, keeping house, laundry, cooking and how to deal with difficult roommates)

Chapter 10: Fashion (advice on finding what looks best on you, accessorises, beauty treatments, getting a decent haircut and finding the right bra)

The book is very well-written and researched. The author provides references for a number of excellent books in each chapter if the reader would like further information on a particular topic.

All in all, a fantastic book that every girl should own. It makes a great gift too. Highly recommended!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ollie123c on February 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought a copy of this as a gift for my cousin who just graduated from college, and she's found it tremendously useful. (I couldn't possibly figure out what her tastes are in terms of clothes or music, so this seemed like a good bet.) The Girl's Guide was right on the money: funny and practical and not at all treating young women like airheads--as the media sometimes does. I think my cousin even emailed the author a question or two and she responded! (About family, natch :))So if you know a young woman who is just starting out, definitely get her a copy of this book. The money advice in particular is great. I wish someone had given me this book in my twenties and then I might have a little more saved up :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dantia M on January 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is funny, relevant, and extremely informative. Melissa Kirsch tells it to you straight. This isn't a girl's guide, it's a human's guide to naviagating the 21st century. Whether it is economics or fashion or gift-giving - Kirsch's good humor and razor insights will help you get through your day, your life...This book saved me, gave me not only a healthy perspective, but answered the most down to earth questions. There's nothing, and I mean nothing, Kirsch doesn't know.
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