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Women Know Everything!
     

Women Know Everything!

by Karen Weekes
 

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WIT AND WISDOM FROM A TO Z

With more than 3,000 quotations on everything from fashion and feminism to men, marriage, friendship, history, technology, sports, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! Each page offers wisdom, wit, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—from

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WIT AND WISDOM FROM A TO Z

With more than 3,000 quotations on everything from fashion and feminism to men, marriage, friendship, history, technology, sports, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! Each page offers wisdom, wit, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—from Jane Austen and Colette to Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Toni Morrison, Liz Phair, Ellen DeGeneres, and Naomi Klein. Here’s what they have to say about:

Success
“I still have my feet on the ground. I just wear better shoes.”
—Oprah Winfrey

Men and Women
“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.”
—Faith Whittlesey

Being Single
“I’ve never been married, but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me.”
—Elayne Boosler

Individuality
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
—Judy Garland

Family
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.”
—Maya Angelou

Quotations
“I always have a quotation for everything—it saves original thinking.”
—Dorothy L. Sayers

With contributions from writers, artists, celebrities, politicians, scientists, and legendary figures all over the world, Women Know Everything! offers addictive reading—and a superb reference—for women of all ages.


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Children's Literature - Patrice Belotte
Writers, actors, philanthropists, scientists, and even Winston Churchill's mother, all find a place in this collection of quotations and advice from successful women. History echoes through the advice of Sojourner Truth, Jane Austen, and Mother Teresa. Tina Fey, Nigella Lawson, and Jennifer Lopez offer words to help better understand contemporary society. One will laugh from the sarcastic notions of Roseanne Barr, Margaret Cho, and Gilda Radner. Finally, a sense of wonder and awe are created through the sage words of Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Princess Diana. In addition to recognizable names, Weekes has compiled wisdom from women all over the world who have found success as researchers, Nobel Prize winners, writers, and beyond. From "a" to "z", each woman's wisdom is organized by topic for easy-to-find advice on life's most dire situations. Ambition, chocolate, equality, forgiveness, hair, mistakes, peace, suffering, vanity—whatever it is that confounds the reader, guidance can be found here, and in the few words of a woman who has experienced the same sense of confusion. This extensive collection offers an eclectic catalogue of successful women, both known and unknown, that can be acclaimed for much more than just their words. This collection would be an excellent gift for any young woman ready to conquer the world or for the coffee table of an established woman and friend. Reviewer: Patrice Belotte

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594745454
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
255,917
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Karen Weekes is an assistant professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State University, Abington College. A Georgia native, she now lives near Philadelphia.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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