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211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do Hardcover – May 6, 2008
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About the Author
Bunty Cutler is the female alter ego of Tom Cutler, author of 211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do.
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Top Customer Reviews
To begin, this book is certainly not a book for younger girls. There is a chapter on how to seduce a man and several on how to make cocktails. This is for the grown up girl. Some of these tips are very interesting and a delight like how to ride an ostrich, how to ride a horse bareback. Will most women ever use those skills, no, but it was fun to read about.
There are some tips that are rather just silly and not overly insightful, like how to prepare a take out meal so it looks home cooked. She says take it out of the take out container before serving. That should be a given without it being written down in her book.
Yet other hacks are really very useful like boiling eggs, edible flowers, changing your tire, correcting cooking mistakes like dishes being too salty or too lumpy, even some short feng shui tips.
Overall this has some nice little tidbits and many times they are relayed in a humorous way. However there were also some sections that would have been better used for more ingenious and helpful hacks besides how to make any number of alcoholic drinks. There’s a book you can get just for that but not one that tells me how to buy the right bra and survive a plane crash.
This book is more for entertainment purposes than detailed information, although I did learn a few things. It is not a children's book. It is written with adults in mind. This book is good for light reading and would make a great birthday gift.
Fortunately for me I had this book "211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do" sent to my address and had a chance to preview it. Unlike the others which I had sent directly to her.
Among the 211 chapters are such titles as: "How to Mix a Harvey Wallbanger", "How to Select the Correct Bra Size", and "How to Attract Men at a Bar".
Overall the book was well spelled, correctly typed, had dry wit and could hold interest of young women from 21 through 30. It contains household hints most women have learned one way or another by age thirty. Hints such as the absolutely gripping melodrama: "How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg".
The surprising fact is that despite the whimsical and random nature of the advice, it is really a good book to have on hand. A modern, comic version of "Ask Heloise".
There is a chapter on saving/fixing meals gone bad, changing a tire in clothes you can't get dirty, bluffing your way through musical history, digging a latrine in the wilderness, surviving a plane crash, and a fatally funny approach to handling telemarketers.
Other gems include: how meet your ex's new girlfriend, informing colleagues they smell bad, walking on stilts, undressing a man, catch a cheater, bellydancing for beginners, climbing stairs in very high heels, mixing cocktails, riding an ostrich, cut ahead of a line to the bathroom and my favorite: how to pretend you are still at work while you are at a bar.
I enjoyed this so much I bought copies and sent them as gifts to my best friends.