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30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30 [Kindle Edition]

Pamela Redmond Satran , The Editors of Glamour
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Featuring advice, wisdom, and observations from an array of prominent and beloved women, 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30 is an essential guide (and perfect gift) for women on the brink of thirty--and for those who are already there!

Fifteen years ago, Glamour published a list of distinctive yet universally true must-haves and must-knows for women on the cusp of and beyond the age of thirty titled, "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30." It became a phenomenon. Originally penned by Glamour columnist Pamela Redmond Satran, The List found a second life when women began to forward it to one another online, millions of times. It became a viral sensation, misattributed to everyone from Maya Angelou to Hillary Clinton--but there's only one original list, and it stands the test of time. Quirky and profound, The List defines the absolute must-haves (#11: "A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra") and must-knows (#1: "How to fall in love without losing yourself") for grown-up female happiness.

Now, Glamour magazine has gathered together its editors and an incredible group of notable women to expand on each of the items on The List in wise, thoughtful, and intimate essays. Kathy Griffin meditates on knowing when to try harder and when to walk away. Lisa Ling explores the idea that your childhood may not have been perfect, but it's over, and Lauren Conrad shares what she has learned about what she would and wouldn't do for money or love. Other personal insights come from Maya Angelou, Rachel Zoe, Taylor Swift, Katie Couric, Portia de Rossi, Kelly Corrigan, ZZ Packer, Bobbi Brown, Padma Lakshmi, Angie Harmon, and many more.

Along with essays based on The List, writers share their feelings about what the milestone of turning thirty meant to them. 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30 is the one book women of all ages will turn to for timely and timeless wisdom.

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of the new novel The Possibility of You and the forthcoming humor book Rabid, as well as a creator of the website She continues to write Glamour magazine's monthly Glamour List column with cowriter Kim Bonnell.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4306 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books (April 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FHGIE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,485 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lame November 18, 2012
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This does not change anything from the word for word copy on Glamour's website and several other blogs. I purchased it thinking the other sites were a preview, NOPE, the entire thing. So it's free everywhere else and if you were thinking it was a more thourough version than what was presented previously by glamour, you will be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Taylor Swift on Turning 30 December 12, 2012
By E Price
Ok, some of these short essays are interesting, others I found a bit depressing, but Taylor Swift's was just... hilarious.

I don't think it was meant to be, but I laughed so hard I cried. And then called the friend who gave me this book for my 30th, and laughed with her about it.
The truth is, she's going to look back on it when she IS actually 30 and cringe. (And not just because of the gratuitous Alanis Morissette quoting-- 1995 called, they want their angst back).

I haven't read the whole book, but if you're a fan of dramatic young women pretending they know enough to give advice to *anyone*... worth buying it for T-Swift's contribution alone.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read from inspiring women! April 25, 2012
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I bought this book yesterday and couldnt put it down! It's such an amazing read from a broad spectrum of women and great advice whether you are 30 or not! I have always been a fan of the magazine Glamour and the list this book is based off of, and to have this collection of stories and women's inputs on what to them has been important lessons in life is truly inspiring! And to the first reviewer who gave the book one star based off of the sample should of actually sat down and read the book cover to cover before you gave it such an unfair low rating ...and maybe you could of picked up some lessons from the book itself if you had actually taken the time to read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick, easy read February 25, 2013
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Got this book for my daughter. I thumbed through it first. I found it a bit simple for my taste and there is not a lot of information, but it was light and entertaining and food for thought. It was perfect for her. She gets bored quickly with books (can this really be my daughter?), and this was just enough to hold her attention
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars just wasn't what I hoped for November 3, 2013
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Parts were shallow, other parts just don't apply to my life. I just did not care for this book. I hope it helps others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For your existential crisis at 30 January 29, 2013
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Bought this book a few weeks before I turned 30. A lot of it was great - good things to hear before you approach 30 and good reminders about what is really important! But - including authors who ARE NOT YET 30 - epic fail. I will not listen to Taylor Swift during my "holy crap I'm turning 30" meltdown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring book, at any age! November 12, 2012
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I'm on the brink of 30, and not by any means having a mid-life crisis, but definitely at the point in my life where I'm evaluating where I've been, what I've accomplished, and what I want to do next. This book helps put in to perspective that it's NOT downhill after 30, your life is not over! In fact, it's more about how much you have ahead of you; now that you "formally" are venturing into adulthood from the crazy college-lived, career-starting, date-filled 20's, what you have to look forward to in your 30's! It's an inspirational read, as well as a tool to help you reflect and prioritize what you haven't quite accomplished. Easy read, and I LOVED every chapter!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Page! September 23, 2013
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Loved the layout of the book. Enjoyed reading so many different females and learning from each one. This book came at a perfect time in my life as I am approaching 30, and am scared of what I haven't accomplished.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Women
This book is amazing and I couldn't put it down. I finished the book in 2 days. Thank you to the author for writing it and thank you to the seller whom I bought this from. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Tia E
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great purchase as a gift!
Published 2 months ago by she_f1re
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A fun, easy read! Although I am not yet 30, it gave me things to think about.
Published 4 months ago by Shavon Terrell
5.0 out of 5 stars What every 20 something needs.
Daughter liked the gift.
Published 5 months ago by BettyBoop
2.0 out of 5 stars MEH...
Published 6 months ago by KRISS
4.0 out of 5 stars good job
It was delivered at a decent rate and it was exactly what I asked for! It was at a great price!
Published 6 months ago by nia
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
Light and fun. Feels like a magazine article and is an easy, quick read.
Published 6 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 or not
Light reading but a woman of any age would find it very life affirming. It is a wonderful thing to hear about the struggles and person triumphs of such high profile women.
Published 7 months ago by mama beast
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift For Any Woman Turning 30
This is a really cute book. I am considering buying it for every one my friends who are turning 30.
Published 8 months ago by Marissa Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for any women!
This book is a great read for any women in her 20s and older! I wish I would have read this book when I was in my 20s. There are great suggestions and advise!
Published 10 months ago by DansWife
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