What Southern Women Know That Every Woman Should

Author: Ronda Rich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101078251
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A Southern Belle Primer meets The Rules in this engaging volume that explains the mystique of Southern women and why they always get what they want, and shows women how to get the same kind of romantic, professional, and personal success.

Chick Lit

Author: Suzanne Ferriss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136092501
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From the bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary that started the trend to the television sensation Sex and the City that captured it on screen, "chick lit" has become a major pop culture phenomenon. Banking on female audiences' identification with single, urban characters who struggle with the same life challenges, publishers have earned millions and even created separate imprints dedicated to the genre. Not surprisingly, some highbrow critics have dismissed chick lit as trashy fiction, but fans have argued that it is as empowering as it is entertaining. This is the first volume of its kind to examine the chick lit phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the intense reactions-positive and negative-it has provoked. The contributors explore the characteristics that cause readers to attach the moniker "chick" to a particular book and what, if anything, distinguishes the category of chick lit from the works of Jane Austen on one end and Harlequin romance novels on the other. They critique the genre from a range of critical perspectives, considering its conflicted relationship with feminism and postfeminism, heterosexual romance, body image, and consumerism. The fourteen original essays gathered here also explore such trends and subgenres as "Sistah Lit," "Mommy Lit," and "Chick Lit Jr.," as well as regional variations. As the first book to consider the genre seriously, Chick Lit offers real insight into a new generation of women's fiction.

Tribades Tommies and Transgressives History of Sexualities

Author: Mary McAuliffe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443807885
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The annual Lesbian Lives conference has been held in University College Dublin since 1993. The success of the conference held in 2006 entitled ‘Historicising the Lesbian’ inspired this collection of essays. From the dozens of papers delivered, the chapters chosen for inclusion in this volume cover a wide period in history from the medieval to the very modern, a huge range of subject areas and diverse historical interests. The many subjects areas dealt with will allow a widening of our knowledge of lesbian history and encourage more in-depth investigation into the many issues raised within.

What Southern Women Know about Flirting

Author: Sam Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532528
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Explains how to take advantage of one's natural female instincts to achieve success on any occasion, with advice on how to master the art of social, courtship, and romantic flirting, and be both a good storyteller and listener.

Secrets of the Southern Belle

Author: Phaedra Parks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476715459
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The breakout star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" advises women on fashion, etiquette, dating, and the workplace, giving a modern twist to traditional Southern values.

The Social Construction of Educational Leadership

Author: Anna Hicks McFadden
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820468129
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Most historical and theoretical work on school administration choice has focused on the importance of race and class, with increased attention to gender during the past two decades. Rarely has geography been a consideration and, when it appears at all, it is used only to distinguish the unique conditions of urban school settings. "The Social Construction of Educational Leadership: Southern Appalachian Ceilings" addresses decisions about who is chosen to lead public schools, and how they do it. Using their research on senior-level public school leaders in the southern mountains of North Carolina as a representative case study, the authors construct an argument for a reconsideration of the role of place - both in decisions about who becomes a school leader, and in how those leaders behave professionally. The authors describe the changes in a leadership system grounded in race, class, geographic, and gender preferences that dating back to colonial systems of deference, describing the pattern of those changes, and exploring their implications for school leadership, and the preparation of prospective leaders in the region and elsewhere.

What Southern Women Know about Faith

Author: Ronda Rich
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310291860
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Daughter and granddaughter of Baptist ministers, Ronda Rich examines the deep roots of her family's Christian faith in the hills of North Georgia and its impact on her own vibrant and inspiring personal faith. With vivid examples that will appeal to every person who knows and loves the South, Ronda explores the contributions that mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters have made through the powerful expressions of their commitment to serve God and further his kingdom. She moves from reflections about her own mother, whom she lost just weeks before finishing this book, to the many strong matriarchs who have taught her---and now teach us---how to love deeper, hope more often, and look for God's Hand in all things. With humor, poignancy, wit and wisdom, this book will appeal to a broad audience of Southerners and their many friends and family across the country. Foreword by NASCAR legend Darrell Walltrip's wife, Stevie, with endorsements likely from Jeff Foxworthy, Paula Dean, Pat Conroy, Sela Ward, and Amy Grant.

Women Food and God

Author: Geneen Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857201417
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Millions of us are locked into an unwinnable weight game, as our self-worth is shredded with every diet failure. Combine the utter inefficacy of dieting with the lack of spiritual nourishment and we have generations of mad, ravenous self-loathing women. So says Geneen Roth, in her life-changing new book, Women, Food and God. Since her 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love, was published, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality and psychology to explain women's true hunger. Roth's approach to eating is that it is the same as any addiction - an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by the author's intelligence, humour and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginnings through to its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. She powerfully urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need - which cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars. Truly a thinking woman's guide to eating - and an anti-diet book - women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page.

Tribades Tommies and Transgressives

Author: Mary McAuliffe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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The annual Lesbian Lives conference has been held in University College Dublin since 1993. This title includes papers that cover a period in history from the medieval to the very modern. The success of the conference held in 2006 entitled 'Historicising the Lesbian' inspired this collection of essays.

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman

Author: Gail Evans
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 076790463X
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An executive vice president of CNN shares her revealing insights into the "good ol' boy network," arming women with the tools they need to succeed in a man's world. Reprint.