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The Art of Being a Woman: A Simple Guide to Everyday Love and Laughter

The Art of Being a Woman A Simple Guide to Everyday Love and Laughter From the author of The Art of Doing Nothing comes a practical approach to discovering joy in the things of everyday life The Art of Being a Woman is designed to infuse women s lives with the one thing

  • Title: The Art of Being a Woman: A Simple Guide to Everyday Love and Laughter
  • Author: Veronique Vienne Ward Schumaker
  • ISBN: 9780307337245
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of The Art of Doing Nothing comes a practical approach to discovering joy in the things of everyday life The Art of Being a Woman is designed to infuse women s lives with the one thing that they have been missing unabashed joie de vivre.

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    1. Reading this book, it was just OK. But then when I was finished and went back and read some of my favorite quotes from it, I realized there are some great lines that if one takes those words, and applies them to one's thinking, it just might change the way you live. And maybe that's what the authors intent was, to leave you wanting to become a better personif you can get past all the cliches and stereotypes.

    2. I did not like this book. I thought it was going to be inspirational and women empowering and instead it was chock full of crappy advice like "buy myself something pretty" and "it's my duty to wear make-up and make a presentation of my face for the world". No kidding I couldn't make this stuff up. I apparently am also a bad and arrogant person because I dress casually for funerals, call the guy my friend is seeing what's-his-name, and do not own an unabridged dictionary. Seriously?? She wraps th [...]

    3. This woman has a way with words. She is insightful and witty. With each of her topics pondered, I found myself wanting to underline her phrases of smart perspective. However, since I was reading these words from a library book, I refrained myself and walked away instead with a good feeling. Yet, I will buy this book and read it again and go back and highlight and underline specifics worth revisiting again and again . Her words and insight are that good.

    4. This was good but not greata little over the top. The author overly romanticized some of her ideals and came off as being more of a dreamer than a realist.

    5. This book was pretty cliche. 90% vague (supposedly) inspirational commentary, 5% stereotypes, 5% substance. I point blank disagreed with the chapters on men and shopping. Overall a strange read.

    6. Charming book. Although it is not what I consider to be an in depth read nor a life changing read, Vienne does offer a few gems of wisdom that inspire me to want to live a better life.

    7. I enjoyed reading about the perspective and words of wisdom that the author, Veronique Vienne, shares with us readers on navigating life's ups and downs. For example, she shares that "success is a modern invention whose main effect is to make the most self-confident among us feel very lonely at times." After reading that, one may return to their own goals and wants, and reassess what you REALLY want. There are many-a-tidbit of revealing the underlying motivations beneath the surface of our moder [...]

    8. I got this from the library this morning and finished it this afternoon. It is that short and easy to read. I do recommend you approach it with an open mind, and you will find some hidden gems of wisdom to benefit from. Remember to read this as a lighthearted booklet on making the most of your life, not a self-help book, and you'll be the happier for it.

    9. I picked up The Art of Being a Woman after abandoning a book that proved incapable of holding my interest, and immediately saw that I would enjoy it because Ms. Vienne seemed to approach life with a healthy dose of respect for being both a woman in her own right and a woman who enjoys roles we've come to see as almost archaicly traditionaly. To top it all off she included this quote by Nelson Mandela in the preface: "Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about [...]

    10. This French author Veronique Vienne is a gifted writer. She writes as a gourmet chef cooks, crafting her ideas with savory and spicy word selection and sentence tone. The book is pretty to hold, and the font and design are so nice. I was inspired at times while reading, which was a bonus. For example, I can see every female (even the ones I don't really like) as a woman and therefore a sister and hence transcend my irritation. I can see shopping as an exchange of appreciation for the artistry or [...]

    11. A lot of great advice in this book, but it left me feeling overwhelmed. While I wish I could completely be the woman she tries to create, I cannot. Maybe in bits and pieces, here and therebut to be this woman entirely, would be quite a feat. To be in an era where being a woman can be celebrated seems a bit utopian. I think we can individually celebrate our own achievements. As for the world celebrating them, I think that only happens on Mother's day. She paints a beautiful picture of what a woma [...]

    12. Well, it's definitely a simple guide. Three stars b/c I really liked the parts about viewing other women as sources of inspiration as opposed to competition, about needing to nurture female friendships, etc. Quotes:"You can forever change the way you think about other women by systematically seeking the company of members of the fair sex over a short period of time and actively challenging the assumption that their many qualities are a threat to your ego.""It takes one to know one -- it takes a [...]

    13. Complete disappointment. I had read that this author was “inspirational to women”—however I was far from inspired. Cute cover…but rather characterless contents. I couldn’t even finish this book (and so maybe I missed the inspiring part) but I found no new insights on how to live more authentically other than not reading this book. I actually felt offended by the silly “wisdom”—as if the author thought that that was as deep as women can get (she clearly hasn’t met me, or my frie [...]

    14. I picked this book up after seeing it referenced somewhere. I thought it might have some gems to reference for a women's discussion group I'm leading at work. I thought it'd be more about "love and laughter" as the subtitle indicates than the fashion, makeup and shopping that fills many of the pages. So it wasn't really what I was looking for. But it was a quick read and I liked the author's tone. I do want to go back to Paris because of her references to her homeland.

    15. I thought this book was cute and fairly clever. A light read with the twist of a French perspective on 'the art of being a woman'. Some gems can be found within while other concepts should be taken with a grain of salt. Clever, cute drawings to go along with ideas. Overall, an average book I may recommend to a friend or two looking for mild entertainment on one woman's perspective on being a woman.

    16. I liked the first half of the book much better than the second half. It's a nice little book for young women about life, love, family & fashion. I liked how she addressed the American and French way of living, and the different views they had on life and love.

    17. This was good but I liked 2 of her other books better: "The Art of Imperfection: Simple Ways to Make Peace w/ Yourself" and "The Art of Doing Nothing: Simple Ways to Make Time For Yourself."

    18. This was a breezy, easy book. It's basically one woman's opinions on being a woman and approaching life as a woman. An average book, in my opinion.

    19. An author whom I've enjoyed previously, but wouldn't didn't find myself wanting continue as I waded through the chapters.

    20. An insight into why we do the things we do and the unique power we yield as women! It's a nice non comital book that allows you to revisit its wisdom on any page at any juncture.

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