What Southern Women Know That Every Woman Should

Author: Ronda Rich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101078251
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

What Southern Women Know about Flirting

Author: Sam Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532528
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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: 1476715475
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Phaedra Parks, breakout star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, comes a true Southern Belle’s witty, practical, and no-nonsense guide to life. Who is always perfectly put together and never at a loss for words? Who is profes­sional, courteous, and harder working than any­one else? Whose Christmas cards arrive the day after Thanksgiving, year after year? Y’all know she’s got to be a Southern Belle. A Southern Belle takes care of herself and makes sure people treat her right. She always gets her way, even if her man thinks it was his idea. (That’s a win for you both.) But, darling, you don’t have to be raised in the South to be the same fun-loving package of looks, charm, and determination that makes a Belle a Belle. That’s what this delightful little book is for! Ladies, take it from Phaedra Parks, the smart, confident, and always poised star of The Real House­wives of Atlanta. Life as a Belle is simply better—for you and for the people around you. So let’s imag­ine you’re rocking on the front porch, with a tall glass of sweet tea and a plate of ladyfingers, because Phaedra’s got a thing or two to tell you!

Chick Lit

Author: Suzanne Ferriss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136092501
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

What Southern Women Know about Faith

Author: Ronda Rich
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310291798
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bestselling author, speaker, and columnist Rich draws on her rich legacy as an 11th-generation Southerner to celebrate the faith heritage of the country's Steel Magnolias. (Practical Life)

Tribades Tommies and Transgressives History of Sexualities

Author: Mary McAuliffe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443807885
Format: PDF
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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.

The Social Construction of Educational Leadership

Author: Anna Hicks McFadden
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820468129
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color on

Author: Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425221341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Draws on the wisdom that all Southern mothers impart to their daughters to reveal everything one needs to know about marriage, love, raising children, and life in general, in a volume that furnishes real-life wisdom and recipes.

Swag

Author: Melinda Rainey Thompson
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 0895875411
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ranging from swimsuit shopping to squirrel battling, from magnolia theft to cemetery etiquette, Melinda Rainey Thompson's delightful essays reflect the everyday peculiarities of life in the south.

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman

Author: Gail Evans
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 076790463X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.