The Art of Being a Woman: A simple guide to everyday love and laughter
With illustrations by Ward Schumaker, published by Clarkson Potter (2006)
With its spirited prose and witty illustrations, this book informs and celebrates the many ways we all can release our insecurities, count our blessings, and experience what the French call “joie de vivre,” a lively tryst between heart and mind.
Deliciously naughty at times, this collection of short essays provides moments of levity with sassy remarks on the perils of loving, dieting, entertaining or shopping:
One thing men hate to hear is “We need to talk.”
You never know: the woman sitting next to you could harbor the most amazing soul.
Descartes should have said : “I think, therefore I feel alive!”
Men set us free, one disappointment at a time.
Home is a safe heaven on the edge of chaos
Now you know: cooking, not dieting, is what French women do to stay thin.
A family is a tribe whose members look quizzically at each other and wonder: “Where do I come from?”