The Book for Dangerous Women by Clare Conville
A Guide to Modern Life

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The Book for Dangerous Women is a sly, elegant encyclopedia of practical wisdom by three women who know a bit about life and bring their myriad experiences to bear on topics such as marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, and self-discovery.

More than 500 entries of sage advice show us how to get through life with a little grace and a lot of fun. From how to accept compliments, to when to wear “cami-knickers,” to how to deal with ambivalence (toward lovers, friends or foes), and just why ample proportions and owning a cat and a fancy dress are more fulfilling than sex. Like a dictionary, topics are cross-referenced and many include insights from the famed and infamous: Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Kurt Vonnegut, Even Ensler, Camus, Anais Nin, and Shakespeare. A typical progression of entries is: Affairs, Age, Arrangements, Bananas, Beauty, and Beds, followed by Bereavement, Birthdays, BFs, Blueberries, and Bolt Holes.

From those conversations and counseling sessions with your mother, sisters, daughters, and friends to those moments in modern life that only women can understand, The Book for Dangerous Women is the grown-up and contemporary reference book every woman needs.
 

About Clare Conville

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Clare Conville is a literary agent who discovered the author DBC Pierre on the Victoria Line. She lives in London with her children and isn't very good at gardening. Liz Hoggard is a columnist and interviewer for the Evening Standard. She has written for The Observer and The Independent, and wrote How to Be Happy, published by BBC Books. Sarahjane Lovett has run literary salons, presented the Bad Sex Awards, performed her own poetry, and appeared in French existentialist plays. She has worked as a journalist for many publications, has written about way too many parties, and is particularly enthusiastic about radio.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Grove Press. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Conville, Hoggard, and Lovett cover every imaginable topic in this hilarious and helpful guide to modern womanhood. Alphabetized for easy reference, the authors address the expected subjects%E2%80%94b

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The authors also include extensive quotes, credits, a bibliography, and a rich list of suggested music (e.g., Joni Mitchell's "All I Want"), films (e.g., Woody Allen's Annie Hall), books (e.g., Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead), and "Can't Live Without Websites" (including one for "saucy knickers").

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