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

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In her eight years as editor-in-chief of the women's bible, Cosmopolitan, Kate White has learned a lot about what women want. From landing a great job to enjoying great sex, White presents 86 enticing lessons on having it all--complete with anecdotes and tips from her own life and the celebrities and experts she's met. Whether it's when to act like a bitch and when not to, or how to get a man to really open up or discovering the moan zone on a man's body that most women ignore, White tells women everything they ...
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Overview

In her eight years as editor-in-chief of the women's bible, Cosmopolitan, Kate White has learned a lot about what women want. From landing a great job to enjoying great sex, White presents 86 enticing lessons on having it all--complete with anecdotes and tips from her own life and the celebrities and experts she's met. Whether it's when to act like a bitch and when not to, or how to get a man to really open up or discovering the moan zone on a man's body that most women ignore, White tells women everything they ever needed to know to take on the world.
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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: 9780446695527
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/31/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 1,395,593
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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 www.katewhite.com.

Biography

As the editor-in-chief of famed magazine Cosmopolitan, Kate White knows women inside and out. She knows what women like, and she especially knows what they like to read. So it's no surprise that her deliciously decadent mystery novels are such a hit with the ladies.

White came from a strong background in the magazine world. Since getting her foot in the door at Glamour magazine by winning their Top Ten College Women contest, she has worked as an editorial assistant at Glamour, later becoming a feature writer and columnist for the magazine. Following her stint at Glamour, she worked her way up to editor-in-chief for Child, then Working Woman, McCall's, and Redbook. In 1998, White became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan.

Since joining the ranks of Cosmo, White has spear-headed a spin-off magazine called Cosmo Style, started a channel called Cosmo Radio on Sirius Radio, and published books such as Cosmo Kama Sutra through the magazine's Cosmo Books. She is also responsible for driving Cosmopolitan's readership through the roof. Since taking control of the magazine, she has increased its circulation by over 500,000. So, how can a woman with such a full plate find time to also launch a successful fiction-writing career? Well, as she says on her web site, "I don't really have any other hobbies other than cooking. I can't sing, play a musical instrument, excel at sports, draw, quilt, knit or decoupage. So writing mysteries is my hobby."

That hobby has led White to create sultry true-crime reporter Bailey Weggins, who has sashayed her way through three novels since If Looks Could Kill was published in 2002. The following year, Weggins reappeared in White's second perfect-for-the-beach mystery. A Body to Die For is rife with White's trademark wit and sexiness and became another big seller. The book not only pleased White's readers but also garnered her some well-deserved praise from the press. Publishers Weekly, which was critical of If Looks Could Kill, applauded A Body to Die For, saying that "fans will find Bailey's sassy wit as engaging as ever and are sure to admire the skill with which White pulls together all the threads."

In 2005, White published her third Bailey Weggins novel, Over Her Dead Body. This time out, Bailey loses her job at Gloss magazine (no doubt a fictional stand-in for Cosmo). However, things get hotter than ever when she begins covering celebrity crime for Buzz magazine and her new boss is murdered. Again, White is pleasing fans and critics alike.

White's most recent release is a brief break from Weggins's exploits, but it certainly isn't a break from the kind of sly blend of humor and sex that readers have come to expect from her. How to Set His Thighs on Fire: 86 Red-Hot Lessons on Love, Life, Men, and (Especially) Sex is a slightly satirical, high-spirited take on the kinds of self-help guides found in women's mags such as, well, Cosmopolitan. But fans of Bailey Weggins should not fear -- White is currently working on the next installment of her hit series.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    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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