You on Top: Smart, Sexy Skills Every Woman Needs to Set the World on Fire [NOOK Book]


This hip and funny guide to life by "Cosmopolitan" editor-in-chief and "New York Times" bestselling author Kate White is in the tradition of Helen Gurley Brown's classic "Sex and the Single Girl."
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This hip and funny guide to life by "Cosmopolitan" editor-in-chief and "New York Times" bestselling author Kate White is in the tradition of Helen Gurley Brown's classic "Sex and the Single Girl."
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Kate White became a bookstore celebrity with her stylish Bailey Weggins mysteries, but White was a celebrity long before Bailey first donned her stilettos. As the longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, she presides over the largest-selling women's magazine on earth. No one is better qualified to know what women really want and how they can get it. In You on Top, she shares hot tips on everything from landing a job and navigating office politics to breaking the ice and discovering your man's moan zone. Sassy, smart, and sexy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446568494
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/31/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 559,385
  • File size: 603 KB

Meet the Author

Kate White

KATE WHITE is the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. She is also the author of the national bestseller WHY GOOD GIRLS DON'T GET AHEAD AND WHY GUTSY GIRLS DO. She lives in New York City and can be reached at

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

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
You on Top: Starting Now
How to Figure Out What You Want in Life     3
Toss Out Your Five-Year Plan     7
Don't Believe Everything You Think     10
Almost Anything Can Benefit from Some Added Sex Appeal     14
The Amount of Serendipity You Experience Is in Direct Proportion to the Amount of Time Your Butt Is off the Sofa     18
Own Your Hotness     20
15 Ways to Tap into Your Inner Sex Kitten     25
When It Really Matters, Move Fast     27
You on Top: Work
How to Make an Awesome Impression     33
The 2 Things You Must Do in a New Job     35
Sometimes You Have to Rent a Herd of Buffalo     37
Don't Be Afraid to Be Kiss-Assy, but Do It in the Right Way     41
You've Got to Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators     44
How to Spot a Rat at Work     49
Be There First     53
Yes, You Need to Sweat the Small Stuff     55
5 Little Tricks to Delegating     58
People Who Act All Innocent Rarely Are     61
There Is Such a Thing as Career Karma     64
3 Secrets to Getting a Golden Gut     69
How to Come Up with a Killer Idea     73
The One Sure Way to BeFamous     77
You on Top: Men and Love
Your Guy Will Never Ever Be Like You     81
Men Really Want to Please Women     84
9 Ways to Meet a Guy     86
11 Great Questions to Ask on a Date     91
The Lie Your Girlfriends Tell You About Guys     93
Men Actually Are Men of Few Words     96
You Really Should Take What a Guy Says Literally     99
2 Secrets to Getting Him to Open Up     101
9 Topics That Make Guys Gag     103
How to Get Your Guy to Listen More     105
Guys Just Don't Notice Things     108
In Love, Consider Yourself an Agent Provocateur     111
What You Must Burn Immediately     114
Why You Shouldn't Be Soul Mates with Him     118
How to Tell When a Man Has Something Important to Tell You     121
11 Fascinating Facts About Cheating     123
5 Signs a Guy Is Lying     129
Guys Don't Give Clear Warning Before They Leave     131
How to Hook a Man Forever     133
How Not to End Up in an Endless String of Bad Relationships     135
You on Top: Sex
Think with Your Panties     139
Guys Like Women Naked, Period     141
Guys Will Do Whatever It Takes to Get You into Bed     143
How Long to Wait Before Sex     145
How to Set His Thighs on Fire     147
The Kiss Men Crave the Most     149
Guys Like Foreplay, Too-Really     150
Men Like a Firmer Touch During Sex Than You May Suspect     152
5 Spots (Besides the Obvious) Where a Guy Loves to Be Touched     154
Guys Love a Girl on Top (in Bed, at Least)     156
3 Secrets to Having an Orgasm     158
And If Those Don't Work...9 Extra Little Orgasm Tricks     164
How to Be Great in Bed     167
Guys Have Sex Fears, Too     169
12 Oral Sex Tricks That Will Make Him Putty in Your Hands (Send Him to the Moon)     170
9 Unexpected and Very Sexy Sensations to Try in Bed     173
How to Have the Most Sensual Sex in the World     174
Guys Secretly Love a Little Kinkiness     177
How to Double a Man's Pleasure in Bed     179
The Most Neglected Moan Zone on a Man's Body     180
You Can Get a Man to Please You in Bed     181
5 Mind-Blowing Sex Tricks     183
How to Keep Your Sex Life Red Hot     185
Sex Is One of the Best Things in Life     188
You on Top: Style
How to Have Style      193
When You Should Always Wear Stilettos     196
The Best Tricks I Learned from Fashion Stylists     198
How to Get Awesome Cleavage     201
The 26 Best Tips I Learned from Beauty Editors     203
Discover the Thrill of No Panty Hose     208
The Eye Makeup Technique That Will Make Him Gaga     210
How to Look as Sexy as J.Lo     213
How to Add Instant Magic to a Room     214
You on Top: Life
Start Strong     219
Think Like a Bitch but Talk as Sweet as Bambi     222
Every Woman Adores a Bag of Beauty Loot     229
How to Find the Time to Do the Things You Really, Really Want     232
How to Keep a Secret     237
Dumb Little Decisions Often Lead to Dumb Big Decisions (So Don't Make the Little Ones)     239
How to Be a Great Listener     243
3 Ways to Stay Safe and Outsmart Danger     245
8 Ways to Get Someone to Say Yes     248
How to Recover from Anything     252
4 Really Good Stress Busters     254
Afterword     261
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2006

    Temperature Rising

    My sexy guy bought me a copy of Kate White's newest book, 'How to Set His Thighs on Fire.' Gulp! Was he giving me a hint? I took a deep breath, feeling perplexed and more than a bit worried.... With a glint in his eye, he flipped the pages to tip #3: OWN YOUR HOTNESS, then told me that my confidence in and out of bed is what he finds most compelling about me, and that tip #7, about adding INSTANT MAGIC TO A ROOM, had been, for me, a no-brainer for years. Okay, okay, I thought, this seems to be going positively, maybe my main man has something else on his mind. Perhaps he's happy enough between the sheets with me, but curious to try a kinky, lovemaking trick. Did Ms. White have one? I grabbed the book from his clutch and zeroed in on tip #23: HOW TO HOOK A MAN FOREVER. Yep, that clever technique sounded good.... And tip #27: THINK WITH YOUR PANTIES. Sure, I could master that maneuver too.... And tip #62: THE MOST NEGLECTED MOAN ZONE ON A MAN'S BODY. Hey, this is fun -- and very, um, educational! Was he panting yet? By the time we got to tip #86: HOW TO BE GREAT IN BED, we were in bed. Not sleeping, by the way. And I realized that my bookstore genius had given us both a gift -- for although this book's title implies that it's all about giving him pleasure, in truth it's really all about you, the woman, and how to make yourself happier. The next morning, I picked up the book from the floor, where it was buried under a tangle of bed linens that we had flung around. I put the eye-opening 'How to Set His Thighs on Fire' on my bookshelf, alongside Kate White's other winning books -- her spine-tingling Bailey Weggins murder mystery series and her brilliant career-and-life-goal bibles: 'Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead...But Gutsy Girls Do' and '9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want.' Later that day, as loverboy held my hand at our favorite seaside restaurant, I peered into his big brown eyes and asked: 'Why that book? What made you get that one?' Now he looked perplexed. 'Your shelf is full of books by Kate White,' he replied. 'You must like her stuff a lot. Thought I couldn't go wrong....' Thank you, Ms. White. You made things go very right.

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