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Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Livesby Nancy Peske
Synopses & Reviews
Because women read books differently than guys do...
Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological clock is ringing and we can't find the snooze button, books are the dog-eared friends that help us deal with our baggage as we navigate life's journey.
Now Bibliotherapy prescribes the best of classic and contemporary Chick Lit that women turn to again and again — for inspiration (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) ... for escape (Ladder of Years) ... for revenge against the patriarchy (Our Blood) ... and for bonding with our girlfriends (Waiting to Exhale).
Upper-thigh spread sparking a midlife crisis? Read A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains and remember that it's not over until the fat lady yodels. Did your pot of gold turn out to be fourteen-karat tin? Open your eyes with Awakening to the Sacred and learn to savor your rainbow. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Climb into bed with Lady Chatterley's Lover and explore your pleasure potential.
With provocative points to ponder as you read ("What is the metaphorical significance of a codpiece?"), fun quotes, and a list of books that must not be read but, in Dorothy Parker's words, "thrown with great force," Bibliotherapy ensures you'll always find the right literary prescription — no matter what phase of life you're teetering on the brink of!
Plus: Doomed but Inspired Heroes ... Books to Read When You're Sick of Your Career and Are Seriously Considering Taking Up Alpaca Ranching in Peru ... Bad Girls We'd Like to Have Over for Girls' Night ... Books That Are the Equivalent of Citronella for Men ... and much more!
The creators of Cinematherapy present a definitive listing of the best of classic and contemporary literature that women can turn to for inspiration, escape, understanding, and instruction. Original. 25,000 first printing.
About the Author
Beverly West and Nancy Peske are best friends, identical cousins, and the coauthors of Meditations for Men Who Do Next to Nothing (And Would Like to Do Even Less); How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time on Five Dollars a Day; Frankly Scarlett, I Do Give a Damn! Classic Romances Retold; and Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood. They live in New York City.
Table of Contents
When You're Ready to Embrace Your Inner Bitch: Bad Girl Books — When You Discover That Clitoris Is Not a Town in Greece: Exploring-Our-Sexuality Books — When You Still Think You Can Change Him: Bad Boy Books — When You're Ready to Make Your Own Kind of Music: Hearing-Your-Inner-Voice Books — When You're Wallowing in a Sullen Perennial Adolescence: Coming-of-Age Books — When the Mom Tapes Are Looping and You Can't Find the Eject Button: Mother Issue Books — When You're Feeling Alienated, Marginal, Iconoclastic, and Obsessed with the Underbelly: Existential Crisis Books — When You've Said Uncle and Embraced Your Palm-Piloted Destiny: Taking-Care-of-Business Books — When Your Biological Alarm Clock Is Ringing and You Can't Find the Snooze Button: Midlife Crisis Books — When You're Ready to Take to the Streets: The-Personal-Is-Political Books — When You're Feeling Unnoticed and Unloved: Bad Hair Babe Books — When You Discover That Having It All Means Doing It All: Martyr Queen Books — When You Desperately Need to Believe That There's a Purpose to It All: Embracing-Your-Inner-Light Books.
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