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The girl's guide : getting the hang of your whole complicated, unpredictable, impossibly amazing life  Cover Image Book Book

The girl's guide : getting the hang of your whole complicated, unpredictable, impossibly amazing life

Kirsch, Melissa (author.). Rothman, Julia, (illustrator.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0761180125
  • ISBN: 9780761180128
  • Physical Description: xvi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Revised second edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-436) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Health and body image -- Careers and work -- Money and finance -- Two garagantuan purchases: car and home -- Etiquette: it's not about the fork -- The company you keep -- Dating, sex and romance -- Getting along with your family -- Spirituality -- Home Ec for modern times -- Fashion sense for any era -- Appendices. Appendix A: Car insurance will save your life ; B: The down and dirty of buying home ; C: Coming out to your parents ; D: The no-faucet-left-unturned home-hunting checklist.
Summary, etc.: Lena Dunham. Mindy Kaling. Zooey Deschanel. All girls of the moment, all proof that girl culture has reached a veritable tipping point. But as young women look to claim their girl territory, they need a guide more than ever. Welcome, Melissa! Hailed as a veritable bible for post-college and premarital women (Newsday) and required reading for any woman with ambition (Susan Jane Gilman), The Girl's Guide --previously published as The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything --is the indispensable source of information for women striking out on their own, a colossal cheat sheet on everything from surviving a first real job to the delicate enterprise of defriending. In this fully updated and revised edition of her guidebook, now for a new group of readers, Melissa Kirsch navigates the most stressful and personal subject matter with the wit and humor of a recently been-there smart older sister. She is authoritative and compassionate, funny and approachable, lively and intelligent. In addition, she draws on the wisdom of sexperts, psychotherapists, a nutritionist, an internist, and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The book covers everything a reader will need to know about everything: why you shouldn't wear peep-toe heels to a job interview or spray on your favorite perfume before a plane trip; how to clean up a Facebook faux pas, find an apartment, identify the dateable few from the psychotic masses, deal with overanxious parents, make quick money (hello TaskRabbit and Airbnb), and live a life that doesn't suck. The Girl's Guide is the book that shows the way forward for every young woman graduating from school and heading off to find her place in a big, exciting, uncertain world.
Subject: Young women Life skills guides
Young women Conduct of life
Young women Psychology
Interpersonal relations
Interpersonal relations
Young women
Young women Conduct of life
Young women Psychology
Genre: Life skills guides.
Life skills guides.

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