9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want

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What do you want more than anything else in the world? What is it that will fulfill your dreams? And, once you know what you want, how do you go about getting it? In 9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want, Kate White, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, combines common sense and insiders' savvy to provide women with a practical guide for realizing what they truly desire from life, setting their goals, and fulfilling their dreams. Some of her 9 Steps include: "Covet Thy Neighbor's Things," "Bite...
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Overview

What do you want more than anything else in the world? What is it that will fulfill your dreams? And, once you know what you want, how do you go about getting it? In 9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want, Kate White, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, combines common sense and insiders' savvy to provide women with a practical guide for realizing what they truly desire from life, setting their goals, and fulfilling their dreams. Some of her 9 Steps include: "Covet Thy Neighbor's Things," "Bite Off More Than You Can Chew," "Don't Wait for the Right Moment," and "Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve."

This is smart, how-to advice for women looking for inspiration, information, and motivation in their personal and professional lives. Kate White shows that all accomplished women use a certain set of strategies to achieve success in their lives. 9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want reveals what they are, while providing the instructive, entertaining anecdotes of women who have learned to get what they really want.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517707562
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/10/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate White
Kate White is currently editor in chief of Cosmopolitan. After beginning her magazine career as an editorial assistant at Glamour, she moved up as a writer and editor at several magazines, eventually becoming editor in chief of Child, Working Woman, McCall's, and Redbook.

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Biography

As the editor-in-chief of famed magazine Cosmopolitan, Kate White knows women inside and out. She knows what women like, and she especially knows what they like to read. So it's no surprise that her deliciously decadent mystery novels are such a hit with the ladies.

White came from a strong background in the magazine world. Since getting her foot in the door at Glamour magazine by winning their Top Ten College Women contest, she has worked as an editorial assistant at Glamour, later becoming a feature writer and columnist for the magazine. Following her stint at Glamour, she worked her way up to editor-in-chief for Child, then Working Woman, McCall's, and Redbook. In 1998, White became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan.

Since joining the ranks of Cosmo, White has spear-headed a spin-off magazine called Cosmo Style, started a channel called Cosmo Radio on Sirius Radio, and published books such as Cosmo Kama Sutra through the magazine's Cosmo Books. She is also responsible for driving Cosmopolitan's readership through the roof. Since taking control of the magazine, she has increased its circulation by over 500,000. So, how can a woman with such a full plate find time to also launch a successful fiction-writing career? Well, as she says on her web site, "I don't really have any other hobbies other than cooking. I can't sing, play a musical instrument, excel at sports, draw, quilt, knit or decoupage. So writing mysteries is my hobby."

That hobby has led White to create sultry true-crime reporter Bailey Weggins, who has sashayed her way through three novels since If Looks Could Kill was published in 2002. The following year, Weggins reappeared in White's second perfect-for-the-beach mystery. A Body to Die For is rife with White's trademark wit and sexiness and became another big seller. The book not only pleased White's readers but also garnered her some well-deserved praise from the press. Publishers Weekly, which was critical of If Looks Could Kill, applauded A Body to Die For, saying that "fans will find Bailey's sassy wit as engaging as ever and are sure to admire the skill with which White pulls together all the threads."

In 2005, White published her third Bailey Weggins novel, Over Her Dead Body. This time out, Bailey loses her job at Gloss magazine (no doubt a fictional stand-in for Cosmo). However, things get hotter than ever when she begins covering celebrity crime for Buzz magazine and her new boss is murdered. Again, White is pleasing fans and critics alike.

White's most recent release is a brief break from Weggins's exploits, but it certainly isn't a break from the kind of sly blend of humor and sex that readers have come to expect from her. How to Set His Thighs on Fire: 86 Red-Hot Lessons on Love, Life, Men, and (Especially) Sex is a slightly satirical, high-spirited take on the kinds of self-help guides found in women's mags such as, well, Cosmopolitan. But fans of Bailey Weggins should not fear -- White is currently working on the next installment of her hit series.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Glens Falls, New York
    1. Education:
      Union College, 1972
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Begin at the Beginning: The Art of Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too 1
1 Covet Thy Neighbor's Things 15
2 Bite Off More Than You Can Chew 35
3 Don't Wait for the Right Moment 61
4 Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve 81
5 Be Too Big for Your Britches 111
6 Never Mind Your Own Business 131
7 Keep Your Elbows on the Table 149
8 Don't Sit Tight 165
9 Rest on Your Laurels 183
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