Women and Love

Women and Love

by Mira Kirshenbaum
     
 

For the first time in the history of the world, a generation of women has come of age with the power to say "no" to mediocre love. It's because we care so much about love that we know nothing less than the best will do. Now Mira Kirshenbaum has identified the make-or-break experiences that lead to just this kind of love. Starting with experience #1-Love

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For the first time in the history of the world, a generation of women has come of age with the power to say "no" to mediocre love. It's because we care so much about love that we know nothing less than the best will do. Now Mira Kirshenbaum has identified the make-or-break experiences that lead to just this kind of love. Starting with experience #1-Love Adventures-she presents the radical idea that you have to make mistakes before you can find the love of your life. This is where you do crazy things in the name of love. And through these adventures, you get a sense of freedom and knowledge about yourself and what you want out of life and love. Through there, the author goes onto describe seven more essential experiences that can mean all the difference between frustrating and fulfilling love. Through a series of diagnostic questions and quizzes that allow her advice to be tailored to every woman's individual situation, she illiminates the path through these eight passages toward a lifetime of love. Along the way, she gives us the stories of real women to illustrate her points. Rarely before has such a wise, inspiring, and comforting voice been available to guide women on the path to a lifetime of real love.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cheerleading her readers through each page, Kirshenbaum believes that despite the embitterment caused by hurtful or unsuccessful love experiences, women should never settle for less than the best in their relationships. The result feels like a heart-to-heart gabfest with girlfriends, complete with casual language, self-disclosure, harsh truths and borderline-crude analogies. The anecdotes of women grappling with a variety of love and relationship problems are abundant enough to satisfy even the most avid relationship voyeur. With the use of many examples, Kirshenbaum illustrates eight "make or break experiences of love," offering diagnostic and prescriptive advice for each. This advice is clearly intended for the woman first and the relationship second--she is relatively quick to advocate dissolving a liaison and unfortunately does not specifically address the merits of remaining in a relationship for the sake of commitment. The common thread of advice running through her chapters is sound, however. Women should clarify their own desires and expectations for love, be honest about them with themselves and their partners and hold out for a partner who can meet their expectations. Above all, she emphasizes, the only requirement for experiencing true love is knowing and loving oneself. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Want true love? Here's a guidebook from the author of the best-selling Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380976942
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/08/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.65(h) x 1.13(d)

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