With this insightful, touching, and often hilarious guide, Roz takes you from Training Pants straight through to Big Girl Panties, with plenty of laughs and lots of valuable advice along the way. Rife with deeply personal, perhaps slightly embarrassing and often hysterical personal stories from the author herself, Put Your Big Girl Panties On and Deal With It is the guidebook for real women ready to take charge of their own lives. Inside, discover: --How to shuck those procrastination panties: Action Antidotes to the Top 10 Procrastination Perpetuator --How to untwist your knickers: Stressbusting for the rest of us --Aunties in your panties: What we can learn from the Big Girl Panty-Wearers who have gone before us --Big girl Valentine panties: Plenty of romance revivers and passion primers --Bodacious Beauty Britches: How to celebrate your unique gorgeousness
To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
If you've ever wondered why... Catching a good man is like nailing Jello to a tree Flirting with a man is like riding a bull–just because you stayed on for 8 seconds doesn't mean you've won first prize Making small talk on a first date is harder than eating watermelon in a sundress ...then you've come to the right place! Ladies, welcome to Miss Becky's Charm School! I'm Miss Becky, and in this book, I'll reveal some of my best tips and tricks for landing the perfect man, southern-girl style. Now, I know y'all are busy, and I'm not here to blow smoke up your pretty little skirts, or to otherwise waste your precious time. But when it comes to the art of charming a man, no one does it better than the gals from Dixie. And whether you're a Yankee dame or a California babe, you can learn the secrets Southern Belles have been using for years to find the right man and put him just where you want him. Inside, we'll cover the basics every woman should know: • Are you a Scarlett or a Melanie?–Take my quiz to figure out your Southern Belle alter ego. • Separating the Possums from the Bunnies–Time-tested tricks for telling the Rednecks from the Southern Gentlemen. • I Like My Women a Little on the Trashy Side–Dress to impress for every occasion. • Why Buy the Cow?–Sex and the Southern Belle. • Smooth as Butter–A Southern etiquette primer. • The Deviled Egg Plate–The way to a man's heart really is through his stomach–tasty treats to win him over. So pull up a chair, fix yourself a mint julep (or any strong drink you like), and get ready to learn the secret weapons and Southern Belle sensibilities that will help you snag the man of your dreams!
Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation's Worst School District
Author: Richard Whitmire
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary "Waiting for Superman." This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up. The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate ? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an "exit" interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her.
Sheila Myhra just wants to know why. Why no one had ever prepared her for the responsibility of possessing incredible powers. Why no one had ever told her how to use those powers to battle her renegade father and his pet Demon, Malphas. So when a legendary lost explorer, a painted buffalo hide, a haunted antique desk, a cursed spear, a vengeful woman, earthquakes, a warrant for her arrest, and picking out wedding invitations all start vying for Sheila's attention, she seriously considers throwing in the towel. Sheila longs for the normal life she led before she was drawn into the dark world of Demons, power-hungry humans, and her own incredible legacy. And when the Spear of Longinus the fabled Roman spear that pierced Jesus' side on the cross leads her father to a secret Christian society double-cross, Sheila's wish may come true sooner than she wants. As Sheila and Driver's blessed day draws near, so do those that wish to see Sheila exposed and eliminated. Calling in favors from old and new friends alike, it will still take all of Sheila's power, cunning, and determination just to survive her wedding day.
Love, it's many faces, and the lack of love are what constitute this experience we call life. No matter where you are on the spectrum of love, this poetry collection will touch you and pull you in. These poems express almost everything our grandmothers might have told us, our mothers couldn't tell us, and our sister friends might hide behind the, "I've got my stuff together" masks. Read on and enjoy!
Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin' It!
Author: Mary E. Foley
Publisher: Bodacious Books
Category: Business & Economics
SUPERANNO Inspires Bodacious Women everywhere to live their lives as an exclamation rather than an explanation, to say goodbye to the inner good girl and say hello to the inner Bodacious Woman! Being bodacious is a happier, more productive and satisfying way to live, both personally and professionally. Original.
In this gathering of engaging, fun stories about the connection between sisters, beloved humor writer Becky Freeman Johnson reveals why a sister is the gift that keeps on giving. Women fortunate enough to be born friends are able to: laugh more at life and at themselves rest in what they have in common glean knowledge from their differences walk through life with a built-in confidant share the biggest trials and the simplest pleasures Readers will discover nourishing ways to celebrate friendship, life's mysteries, and the women who know us best in this selection from Becky's HeartLite Stories collection.
She was born in a foothill, along the banks of the Long Toe River, just ten miles south of the Hand-High Basin. At the tender age of sixteen she was sent to the deep piny woods of East Texas, to live among the natives. With humor, and southern jargon, Darla gives the accounts of her life events from infancy in Austin, Texas, to the maturity of adulthood in Panola County. Writing a book on the power of positive thinking, and believing in something bigger then your self, Darla answers the question that haunts millions of women in America, Is this as good as it’s ever going to get? Through her experiences in child rearing, divorce, obesity, addiction, death and the affairs of the heart, she empowers all women to sing, dance, and wear red lipstick. Her journey relates to real life and how it can make or break an intelligent woman. Her views on how to wear your big girl panties, will prove, “If you can’t lose it, you can’t hide it, then dammit; decorate it.”
Meet Renee, an up and coming professional in the world of loans and financing. She didnt come to this path easily, surviving a childhood in East Los Angeles in a single parent home with plenty of siblings to forge a less than successful path for her. But Renee saw something different out there for herself, a world full of opportunity and promise. The fact that she was a big girl never stopped her from pursuing a career, until the 10-year friendship with Robert bloomed into romance. Tall and rather lean, Robert was not at all what you would call a leading man but Renee fell in love with Robert and he fell hard for her. Things looked promising until the Colonel, Roberts father, met Renee. All bets were off. Suddenly Renees weight became the deal breaker. You will laugh, you will cry, but ultimately you will be fighting this battle right along with Renee, cheering her on, while shes putting on her big girl panties.