"I remember everything about the day I bought my first car. The pride, theawe at the financial responsibility, the way I stroked the paintwork...I lovedthat car with an intensity that still persists, years later. And even after allthe fancy cars I've driven since then, if you gave me half a chance -- if theystill made that car -- I'd buy it again."
Lesley Hazleton remembers that day so clearly because while men take forgranted the independence that cars bring, women do not. For women, a car meansfreedom. It means control over their own lives. It means, really, far more towomen than it does for most men. Yet for years, automakers didn't considerwomen when they designed cars. As far as they were concerned, women were in thebleachers and men were in the grandstands.
Lesley Hazleton talked to 150 women all over America to find out what theyreally thought about cars. What she discovered will make you laugh and it willmake you think. This book is as much about the romance of owning a car (andromance inside a car) as it is about antilock brakes and air bags. More than acar manual (though it's filled with how-to advice on taking care of your car),it will enable you to negotiate for the best deal, teach you how to test-drive,help you decide whether to buy or lease, explain safety features and securityissues, and guide you to know your car as much as you love it. With livelyanecdotes, charts, and illustrations, Everything Women Always Wanted to KnowAbout Cars, But Didn't Know Who to Ask is revealing, insightful, andextremely informative.
Lesley Hazleton is a member of the International Motor Press Association, agraduate of the Skip Barber Racing School, and a survivor of a hands-onapprenticeship in mechanics. She is a contributing editor of Self, andhas also written for The New York Times, Esquire, Time,and USA Today. She often appears as the automotive expert on GoodMorning America and other national television programs. She lives on ahouseboat in Seattle.
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