Gilman is amazing. She tackles everything women go through and does it with humor and beautifully crafted sentences. While I was laughing, I found myself also getting mad about all the thing women do to themselves for whatever reason. She's a hard core feminist who screams about how feminism doesn't seem to be working anymore. I love her writing style and I want to read everything she's ever written. She has a great gift for making you laugh at the same time as you're feeling outraged. This should be required reading for high school and college girls, then they should pass it on to their moms, aunts, and grandmothers.
Designed to help women ages 18-35 catch a life, not a husband, with chapters such as Nevermind a Penis, Well Take a Paycheck. Like The Rules, its based on wisdom the author received from her grandmotherexcept her grandmother was a feisty, gin-drinking feminist. The book covers the gamut of a womans worldrelationships, money, self-esteem, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the guilt of ordering french fries. Gilmans is a sage, insightful, and witty voice in a confusing time that will make women laugh while teaching them to feel entitled, confident, and empowered
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Are we liberated yet?
We got the votes. We got the "Girl Power!" T-shirts. So how come we still don't get dessert?
In Kiss My Tiara, Susan Jane Gilman sparks out feminist questions in a smart-mouth, no-bull, kiss-my-grits brand of girl talk. "Jazzercise is fascism," she gripes. And: "If we can't bring ourselves to order dessert in a restaurant, how are we going to bring ourselves to ask for a raise?" Even better: "Good girls don't hurt other people's feelings. Good girls are not overly aggressive, competitive, or boastful. Good girls please others. But what good girls are good for is another question." With lucid little droplets like these, Gilman opens our eyes to the fun we could and should be having if we'd all just loosen up and like ourselves.
This was a hilarious book! Read with tongue in cheek humor : )
This book is sassy and irreverent. The author very cleverly gets her point across about women in the "real world" today. There are a lot of truths in this book that relate to the world in which we live in today. A good read for all you gals out there!
Kim B. reviewed Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a SmartMouth Goddess on
I liked Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, so I figured I would like this as well. By the tenth time I read the word Goddess substituted for God (as in "And then, Goddess knows, the Earth would fall off its axis"), I was too frustrated to continue reading. And I'm not religious.
GREAT book for any woman who wants to toughen up and be stronger and more independent. This book is full of advice on how to be a real woman, not a doormat, and to stand up for yourself, even when times/people are difficult. I got this as a gift for my 15-year-old neice and she loves it.
Irreverent, provocative hip - and always funny - this guide to power and attitude offers women an intelligent alternative to negative messages we hear every day from magazines, television, and relatives. This book is subtitled "How to Rule the World as a Smartmouth Goddess."