The Book for Dangerous Women
Written by Liz Hoggard
Publication Date May 19, 2012
Ever wonder how to best dress your apple-shaped figure? Do you know the top twelve rules on how to properly (and discreetly) conduct an affair? 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 of experiences of bear on topics such as marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, and self-discovery.
More than five hundred entries of safe 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 why owning a cat and a fancy dress may be more fulfilling than sex. Many entries include insights from the famed and infamous, such as Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Eve Ensler, Albert Camus, Anaïs Nin, and William Shakespeare.
Written and compiled by three dangerously knowledgeable, absolutely fabulous, and mordantly witty women, The Book for Dangerous Women is a must-have guide for moments of crisis and a delectable compendium of humour and advice.
Liz Hoggard is a columnist and interviewer for the Evening Standard. She has written for the Observer, Independent, Red magazine, Blueprint, as well as publishing How to Be Happy for BBC Books.
Sarah-Jane Lovett, is a Diarist for the Evening Standard and The Times. She has run literary salons, presented The Bad Sex Awards, performed her own poetry and appeared in French existentialist plays. She has written about way too many parties, and is particularly enthusiastic about radio.
Clare Conville is a literary agent, who was listed by the Observer as one of the top 50 players in the world of books, and whose clients have won or been nominated for nearly every major literary prize. She lives in London with her children and isn't very good at gardening.
"... [a] hilarious and helpful guide to modern womanhood ... [the authors] provide good advice, genuine insight, and stunningly funny takes on more off-beat topics ..." Publishers Weekly
"... a feisty, must-have reference book for the 2K woman." Kitchener Waterloo Record
"... wise and funny ..." LA Times