The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot [NOOK Book]

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HEY! SMART GIRL! YES, YOU! Are you tired of vague, new agey fortune-telling? Readings that say, maybe you'll meet Prince Charming or maybe you'll get a dog? Do you want to know the future without checking your third eye or contacting your inner goddess?
Then you need The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot!

Every tarot tells a story. This book will tell the modern user how to read that story, using language and ...
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The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot

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Overview


HEY! SMART GIRL! YES, YOU! Are you tired of vague, new agey fortune-telling? Readings that say, maybe you'll meet Prince Charming or maybe you'll get a dog? Do you want to know the future without checking your third eye or contacting your inner goddess?
Then you need The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot!

Every tarot tells a story. This book will tell the modern user how to read that story, using language and examples relevant to contemporary life. Tarot can provide a glimpse into the future and help to clarify one's choices. Just like therapy, but a lot cheaper. The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot provides a sharp, funny, fresh update of those old, stuffy, mystical tarot guides, unmuddling the meaning of the tarot for the general reader, and making readings more fun, diverting, and accurate.

The Smart Girl's Guide not only clarifies the archaic meanings of the cards, but it instructs the modern reader in how to interpret them, allowing her to be her own mystic--- because, let's face it, who knows your twisted psyche better than you?

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Think reading the tarot is too mystical and obscure for the average person? Using examples that span the gamut of popular culture-from The Wizard of Oz to Enron-Fredericks brings the tarot into today's world for modern women. Card descriptions are prefaced with quotations from the likes of Thoreau, Melville, Camus, and the Rolling Stones. While anyone (e.g., Donald Trump, Thomas Edison, Gen. George S. Patton, or Russel Crowe) may show up in the card explanations, the foundations of traditional tarot card meanings remain intact. The sample readings included are good learning tools because Fredericks's interpretation of each spread is compared with the actual outcome of the situations. Although the book is aimed at beginners, experienced readers may appreciate the fresh, clever, contemporary perspective. Illustrated with Meredith Green's edgy black-and-white images, this book makes a fun addition to any tarot collection.-Kimberley Robles-Smith, California State Univ. Lib., Fresno Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"You'll only manage to put down this stimulating guide to the Tarot long enough to purchase or unearth a deck of cards—-with which you'll be doing readings right away. But be warned, consulting the cards with The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot is a lot like opening a box of Belgian chocolates: once you start it's really hard to stop."

- Susi Rajah, author of How to Spot a Bastard by His Star Sign

"While having the cards read by a gypsy crone is atmospheric, you can bet the fifteen bucks you just forked over to Madame Zorah that her reading will not be terribly trustworthy. Emmi Fredericks shows you how to do everything yourself—-from asking good questions to interpreting the cards correctly."

- Thomas J. Craughwell, author of The Cat in the Dryer and 222 Other Urban Legends

Thomas J. Craughwell
"While having the cards read by a gypsy crone is atmospheric, you can bet the fifteen bucks you just forked over to Madame Zorah that her reading will not be terribly trustworthy. Emmi Fredericks shows you how to do everything yourself—-from asking good questions to interpreting the cards correctly."
Susi Rajah
"You'll only manage to put down this stimulating guide to the Tarot long enough to purchase or unearth a deck of cards—-with which you'll be doing readings right away. But be warned, consulting the cards with The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot is a lot like opening a box of Belgian chocolates: once you start it's really hard to stop."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466865464
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 672,055
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Emmi Fredericks was born and raised in New York City. She lives in Queens with her husband, lots of books, and a basset hound. Her novel, Fatal Distraction, was published in March 2004. Tarot cards have been telling Emmi more than she's wanted to know since she was a teenager. She has done many readings for her smart and neurotic friends and family, and has read tarot at numerous private parties and corporate functions.

Meredith Green is a potter and art teacher at Charlotte Country Day School. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with two of her three children.
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