For God's Sake, Don't Watch Porn for Pointers: And 101 Other Scraps of Wisdom from America's Crankiest Advice Columnist, the Nuisance Lady

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As a one-woman antidote to urban angst, family dysfunctions, and self-inflicted crises, the Nuisance Lady sizes up everyone and everything. From bosses who give suspiciously large bonuses, to boyfriends who take sex tips from porn movies, to children who think they've found God in the dishwasher, the Nuisance Lady's grudgingly affectionate advice and caustic humor are all you need for nuking the nuisances of postmodern life. And, if that doesn't stop your whining, she's quick to remind you that if you think ...

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Overview

As a one-woman antidote to urban angst, family dysfunctions, and self-inflicted crises, the Nuisance Lady sizes up everyone and everything. From bosses who give suspiciously large bonuses, to boyfriends who take sex tips from porn movies, to children who think they've found God in the dishwasher, the Nuisance Lady's grudgingly affectionate advice and caustic humor are all you need for nuking the nuisances of postmodern life. And, if that doesn't stop your whining, she's quick to remind you that if you think you've got it bad, you should see her family.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780688155513
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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Paige Stein, aka the Nuisance Lady, is the advice columnist for News Communications Newspapers. She lives in New York.

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Here's Paige Stein, aka the Nuisance Lady, on:

OLDER MEN: Young broads marry these old guys in the middle of their midlife crises and expect it to be all Beluga and bikini waxes at Bergdorf's. Wake up and smell wife number one's perfume.

PROZAC: It seems like there's an awful lot of people walking around on 'Zac who should just be walking around and whining a little less.... Anyway, a little misery is good material. Happiness is not funny. If it were, the Nuisance Lady'd be swallowing a six-pack of 'Zac with her morning coffee.

ANGST: Okay, so it borders on self-indulgence, but what the hell? Self-indulgence is one of the perks of living in the latter half of the twentieth century. It's just another modern convenience. You get a washer dryer. You get angst. Besides, it has been very good for the music industry. What is R&B but black angst? Country? White trash angst. Of course, Latino music's not very "angsty." But that makes sense. You try worrying about the futility of your own existence when you're sitting in the sun, drinking sangria, and eating tortillas.

KIDS: Christmas should come only once every four yearslike the Olympics. And no kid should get a present that costs more than a seven-course meal at MacDonald's.

Copyright ) 1997 by Paige Stein.

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