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The Book for Dangerous Women: A Guide to Modern Life Hardcover – May 1, 2012
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
'Live as well as you dare' is the marvelous motto of the compendium, The Book for Dangerous Women, an effervescent A-Z filled with wise words and witty anecdotes.”Easy Living (UK)
A feisty new guide to getting the most out of life . . . Essential feminine wit and wisdom.” S Magazine/Sunday Express (UK)
"Celebrates the art of being fabulous and female at fifteen, fifty, and far beyond." Daily Telegraph (UK)
"A feisty, must-have reference book . . . "The Record
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"I love the book for dangerous women that you gave me. One of my favorite entries is entitled "Down the Rabbit Hole" and goes like this: Sometimes in our overcontrolled and overplanned lives we need to just let things happen to us and the more chaotic, abstract and hallucinatory the better. If, like Alice, you find yourself falling down a rabbit hole, i.e. every intention and expectation you had about your life is being tested and everything you face is about to be transformed, succumb -- in retrospect, the experience will be life-changing.
A bit flip, perhaps, but I love the sense of adventure...."
Just needed to balance out the other review! I picked this book out from a reliable independent book store, The Brewster Bookstore, where I can always count on the buyers/owners to select good stuff. It was in the humor section and that is how I read the parts that caused me to buy it: elements of truth set with tongue & cheek observations.
The book goes through words and phrases in alphabetical order, and some of the words do not have descriptions but encourage you to look at similar entries.
I mean, I am on page 190, I've given this a good go even after reading their guide to affairs on the fourth page. It's that they keep returning to that topic even when the book has moved on. It's set up alphabetically with perceived witty anecdotes about life for a woman, many of the entries return to this topic.
Maybe this is a British thing, but something tells me even British women respect the fidelity of their relationships.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, least of all my girls.
To Elizabeth, Sarah-Jane, and Clare - I hope you find some integrity among your little black books.