Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish, and Other Facts of Family Life

Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish, and Other Facts of Family Life

by Alex Witchel

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Overview

"What I learned from my father was the boys' lesson of dealing in the world -- trust no one and win the first time. What I learned from my mother was the girls' lesson -- trust no one and win the first time, but just in case you don't, come home, eat something, talk about it, have a drink, cry a little, then go back out there and try again."

Armed with these family tenets, Alex Witchel goes soul-searching and shopping with the ever-present help of her mother, Barbara, the "human Swiss Army knife who can do it all," and her sister, Phoebe, Alex's perpetual rival and best friend. These three form a family within a family, and with a passionate unity they offer each other sharp, witty, and (occasionally exasperating) insights on everything from men, pedicures, and careers to sibling rivalry, the challenges of stepparenting, and the pains of aging and loss.

Insightful, poignant, and hilarious by turns, Girls Only is a memoir that celebrates the one thing that remains "for women only"...mother/daughter/sister love.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416553762
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 01/08/2008
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 257 KB

About the Author

Alex Witchel is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes "Feed Me," a monthly column for the Times Dining section. The author of the novels The Spare Wife and Me Times Three, she lives in New York City with her husband, Frank Rich.

Table of Contents


Contents

Introduction

1.
The Green Couch

2.
Knowing Creamware

3.
Behind Bars

4.
Followed by the Moon

5.
A World Full of Megs

6.
My Pillow

7.
Once a Mommy

8.
Dominoes

9.
Queen of the Possums

10.
Divine Haven

11.
You'll Never Walk Alone

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