Thursday, August 16, 2012

Over the Counter #123

What books caught my eye this week as they pass over the library counter and under my scanner? A pair of books about women - and knowledge....

First up was Women Know Everything by Karen Weekes.

From the publisher Quirk Books:

"With more than 3,000 quotations on fashion, family, science, art, history, love, laughter, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! It’s full of wit, wisdom, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—everyone from Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt to Oprah Winfrey, Donna Karan, Tina Fey, Margaret Cho, Debbie Stoller, and others. Here’s what they say about:

  • Fashion: “I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.”—Gilda Radner
  • Men and Women: “Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.”—Faith Whittlesey
  • Careers: “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you it doesn’t love you anymore.”—Lady Gaga
First published in 2007, this revised edition has been updated with a beautiful new design and an assortment of new quotations from leading luminaries—everyone from Susan Boyle to Sarah Palin. Women Know Everything! is a superb gift for thoughtful women of all ages."

Or if you're not quite sure if you know it all, you could pick up Stuff Every Woman Should Know by Alanna Kalb.

Also from Quirk Books:

"Since its publication, Stuff Every Man Should Know has taught countless guys how to start camp fires, shave properly, and select quality cigars. But what about members of the smarter sex? This delightful companion volume will teach women of all ages how to throw a cocktail party, pick a signature scent, perform a breast self-examination, and much more. Stuff Every Woman Should Know also includes instructions on:
* How to Ask for a Raise
* Ten Stylish Pieces Every Woman Should Own
* How to Throw a Football
* Self-Defense Techniques
* And much, much more!
With helpful instructions and charming illustrations, this stylish pocket-sized hardcover is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, graduation, or any time of the year."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Marie Cloutier said...

both of those books sound fun. i like the contrast between the two titles!

bermudaonion said...

They both look good to me. I should buy the top one for my husband - I've been telling him that for years!

Harvee said...

Women Know Everything - that's probably why so many of them are writers!