Women's Wicked Wisdom

Overview

Featuring more than 2,000 quotations from notable women ranging from Mary Shelley to Courtney Love, this entertaining feast of passionate women's words offers a breadth of emotion and thought from rage and fire to wit and desire. This collection contains pieces from some of the funniest, wisest, and most outspoken women in history. From Anna Quindlen's "Have you ever noticed that what passes as a terrific man would only be an adequate woman?" to Gilda Radner's "I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't ...

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Overview

Featuring more than 2,000 quotations from notable women ranging from Mary Shelley to Courtney Love, this entertaining feast of passionate women's words offers a breadth of emotion and thought from rage and fire to wit and desire. This collection contains pieces from some of the funniest, wisest, and most outspoken women in history. From Anna Quindlen's "Have you ever noticed that what passes as a terrific man would only be an adequate woman?" to Gilda Radner's "I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch," these quick quips explore the meaning of life, love, and laughter from a woman's perspective. Spotlighting sex, money, men, and the government, these quotations include some of the most acerbic retorts, sharpest humor, and most righteous wit imaginable. From Dorothy Parker to Susan Sarandon, this highly entertaining collection contains classic one-liners, laugh-out-loud turns of phrase, and uncommon pearls of truth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556525407
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,291,967
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Lovric is the editor of How to Write Love Letters, The Insult & Curse Book, Women & Cats, Women's Wicked Wit, and Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion, a New York Times bestseller.

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Table of Contents

Life & How To Live It 9
Women On Women 35
Procreation & Pride 37
Where It All Begins 49
Love & How To Do It 57
Sexual Desire & Gratification 67
True Romance 75
It Takes A Good Girl To Be Bad 87
Friendship & Isolation 93
Gods & Goddesses: Religions & Creeds 99
Infernal Machinery 105
Gourmets & Garbage 111
Is There Intelligent Life Out There? 121
The Creative Urge 131
The Cult Of Fame 159
Material Girls 171
The Dictators & The Downtrodden 179
It's Not The Men In Our Lives--It's The Life In Our Men 195
Beauty & Fashion Myths 205
On Not Being A Victim 223
Revenge & Other Sweet Things 235
Animal Crackers 249
Home Is Where The Heartache Is 255
Travels & Adventures 267
The Tide Will Turn 281
Please Don't Retouch My Wrinkles 287
The Ladies Have The Last Word 297
Index 303
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