The Book of Hot: A Manifesto

The Book of Hot: A Manifesto

by Mrs. Hot

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ISBN-13: 9780991205196
Publisher: Strauss Consultants
Publication date: 02/14/2019
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 521,290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

I've got a bad hottitude, and I've every intention of keeping it! Though I grew up in the Midwest and a few foreign countries, New York City is the great love of my life, and I've lived there (with a couple detours to Europe and Sedona) ever since college. I attended the Madeira School, studied political science and art history at Vassar College, and have two masters degrees, one in education, the other in fashion design and illustration. I've had many a career, spanning banking to magazine editing to public relations to fashion design, which I spent most of my time in. Around the time of 9/11, my social conscience led me to choose a new path as a public school teacher in a poor Bronx neighborhood, an eleven-year journey so grueling I wrote a book about it. Left to deal with the wreck I'd become from that experience, in my late fifties I transformed myself and began blogging about my makeover and ensuing dating adventures (http://www.mrshot.com). Besides romance, travel is my great passion, and I've explored the planet from Easter Island to the Ice Hotel in the Arctic. I have a grown son, and I live gloriously single in Manhattan, ever moving onward, upward and hotward. Join my quarter of a million followers on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SmokinMrsHot/). BECAUSE SOME LIKE IT HOTTER.

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The Book of Hot: A Manifesto 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
sspea 23 days ago
I thought this would be a book about one woman's road to self love. Learning to love herself becoming the "goddess" she knew she was. While I may not agree with her process, this woman did what she needed to do to lover herself. And however she got there, I am glad she did. I did not like this book, I did not like the writing, I did not like anything about it. THAT aside. I found this book to be hypocritical and plain damaging. While I think this book was meant to be empowering, for me tearing another woman down is never empowering. There were small statements like "Men are harrier than we are. So the less we have the more attractive we become." and describing shaving as “our cross to bear” .... So if women do not shave we are not attractive? A woman's attractiveness is based on how smooth her pits are? ok... When talking about weight she says "A chocolate is always a welcome sensual indulgence on ones bedtime pillow. A toothpick not so much" So sorry to the ladies who were born with a fast metabolism ... because the implication is you are not desirable in bed. Referring to an instagram post, by what she calls a “so called feminist” and “feminazi” she says “She was venting her fury at men in a long tirade of defiant demands. I don’t need to wear lipstick. I don’t need to be thin. I don’t need to grow my hair long. I don’t need to shave my legs...” she goes on to say that this “sputtering red faced “feminist” " was forcing rules on women. Dictating what a feminist is. If you call someone a "so called feminist" aren’t YOU implying that they are not a feminist, therefore dictating that a feminist is. She ends the chapter by saying, "To the feminazi haters for whom not grooming is a political statement. Go ahead feel free not to wash your hair. Feel free also not to get asked out. Just saying." Putting another woman down based solely on her opinions is that feminism? Bringing down another woman’s self worth? Is that feminism? Because the implication that another woman should change herself to be “date-able"... all I can say is if THAT is the kind of feminist you are ... then I mean call me a feminazi any day. The very next chapter she says. "True feminists: powerful women who make their own choices." She says "true feminism is girl power. That means having the freedom to choose to wear makeup or not. To shave your legs or not. To grow a jungle under your armpits or not..." That is exactly what the woman you JUST criticized said. She said "I don't need to wear lipstick" You said "Having the freedom to choose to wear makeup or not" HOW are those two statements different? Moving onto weight She says "If big is beautiful. Then it follows that diabetes is beautiful. But it’s not. And that dear reader is the elephant in the room for the elephants in the room..." A little further on she says to "post loving messages to yourself. Like I love myself. I am beautiful. I accept myself unconditionally exactly as I am right now” I assume she forgot to add in the disclaimer that this is NOT for the “elephants in the room” you guys continue hating yourself. And change. Oh and don't be happy. This book in my opinion is everything wrong in the world of feminism and equality. The term "feminazi" to describe a woman who does not feel the need to conform to what society has told them is beautiful, to call another woman an elephant? THAT is not feminism.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews 3 months ago
Not what I expected Mrs. Hot pens an interesting Manifesto, called The Book of Hot. I must admit it wasn't what I thought it was, but I found it more interesting and kept reading it. Basically, life does not end after 60, and it can become more exciting and intense. Mrs. Hot wants the reader to channel their Inner Goddess. She also writes, "Here’s to activating your happiest, healthiest, sexiest you, not just existing, but living your own ever youthful, ever-vibrant Life à la Hot." And then it begins. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but what is written is captivating and thought-provoking. If you're looking for some interestingly "hot" confessions and tales of sexual explorations, then this is that story.