"Full of Fascinating Fun Facts." -Chicago TribuneMore than 50,000 copies sold of The Ladies' Room Reader and every woman who discovered she needs to have sex at least 640 hours in her life to be considered average is waiting for more of Alicia Alvrez's insatiable thirst for facts about women, then and now! Back by popular demand, The Ladies' Room Reader Revisited picks up where its predecessor, the highly successful The Ladies' Room Reader, left off. In this wildly entertaining sequel, Alicia Alvrez provides even more fascinating female facts about women throughout history and from around the world. Discover and uncover that: September is the month with the highest birthrate. 80 percent of women think a vacation is the best way to rekindle romance. The divorce rate is 23 percent lower in cities with major league baseball teams than in those without. In ancient Egypt, between 3500 and 2500 b.c., the only career not open to women was judge.
Fifty-seven percent of women would rather shop than have sex. Jodie Foster was born Ariane Munker, and Lauren Bacall, Betty Joan Perske. Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery, both nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscars for The Color Purple, were the first two African-American women nominated in the same year for the same category. At the height of her popularity, screen star Betty Grable had her legs insured for ,000 – a modest sum compared to the 0,000 policy Fred Astaire took out on his feet! These nuggets, along with everything else you've ever wanted to know about women, are to be found within this easy-to-browse resource. Here are women's views on shopping, clothing and cosmetics, marriage and children, food, sex, and pets, along with the lowdown on women celebrities and the feats of history's heroines and female adventurers.
With selections from D. H. Lawrence, Sappho, Anas Nin, Rainer Maria Rilke, Colette, the Kama Sutra, and others, Bedtime also contains suggestions from experts such as Barbara De Angelis, Daphne Rose Kingma, and Margot Anand on how to build greater intimacy and ardor. Previously published as On the Wings of Eros, Bedtime will charm and amuse and nourish the erotic impulse.
Mama Says is a delightful, funny, and very wise book of over 400 sayings from mothers from around the world that represent a lineage of mothers' wisdom. The sayings are not always kind, not always useful, but always true to the intention of teaching young ones how to survive in the world. Many times, it's clear that these sayings are inherited wisdom, received from their mothers who learned it from theirs back into the untraceable past:"Nobody said life was fair."«You don't have anything to lose by asking.»"From your mouth to God's ears."«Men only want one thing.»Many times, what mama had to say was simply outrageous:"When faced with a room full of horse shit, look for the horse."«There's always something to come along to shorten the tail of the rabbit.»"Whatever situation you find yourself in, think of what the Virgin Mary would do and do the same."Mama Says will make anybody laugh out loud remembering what Mom used to say, or smile recognizing how often we end up with the exact same words coming out of our own mouths. After all, «sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.»
Useless Facts and Funny Trivia for Women "Women's matters are anything but trivial." –Anon (who was a woman) Fun facts. Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions. The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947. Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only. The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon. Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women. Queen Mary I of England and Ireland was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed. Her actions provoked the nickname “Bloody Mary”, which inspired the cocktail. (Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.) Trivia challenges. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia arms you with little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, to win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about your fabulous female self. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, Alicia Alvrez's book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful—and Not So, Ladies’ Matters of Love, In the Ladies’ Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women’s Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can’t Live Without. If you are a fan of the board game Trivial Pursuit and books such as What If , 399 Games Puzzles & Trivia Challenges , Uncle John's Bathroom Reader , or The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information ; you will love owning The Big Book of Women’s Trivia .