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So here's the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut
So here's the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut
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viii, 228 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
WTF is politics anymore? -- Susan Rice on how diplomacy has changed (and how young women can help shape it) -- Shits, giggles, and medical marijuana -- Are you there, God? It's me, Alyssa -- When John Kerry saw me in my underwear -- The meow coat has claws -- What to expect when you're not expecting to ride ea motorcycle for hundreds of miles along the Japanese coast -- Oh, the places you'll go! (and be spied on by foreign governments) -- Why you should always listen to Michelle Obama -- Dan Pfeiffer on how platonic life partners help you avoid catastrophe -- How do I get to be you by the time I'm 35? -- Quitters sometimes win -- Ted Chiodo's list of words AM uses that you should pay attention to -- Electric chocolate cream pie acid test -- The woman in red leather pants -- Tell Alyssa she needs to get better at email -- In praise of Monica Lewinsky -- Monica Lewinsky on how not to be a jerk o n Twitter -- How Jennifer Aniston got me through my breakup -- I was wrong about John Mayer -- The ones who got away -- A note on sex -- Altared [sic] states -- What to expect when you're not expecting -- Victory over big panty -- How I became a crazy cat lady -- Chelsea Handler on my unhealthy relationship to cats -- Long may you run (and not burst into flames) -- I wanna dance with somebody (specifically Barack Obama and Jennifer Hudson).
From the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? comes a fun, frank book of reflections, essays, and interviews on topics important to young women, ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood, and making and sustaining relationships of all kinds in the age of social media. Alyssa Mastromonaco is back with a bold, no-nonsense, and no-holds-barred twenty-first-century girl's guide to life, tackling the highs and lows of bodies, politics, relationships, moms, education, life on the internet, and pop culture. Whether discussing Barbra Streisand or The Bachelor, working in the West Wing or working on finding a wing woman, Alyssa leaves no stone unturned...and no awkward situation unexamined. Like her bestseller Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, SO HERE'S THE THING... brings a sharp eye and outsize sense of humor to the myriad issues facing women the world over, both in and out of the workplace. Along with Alyssa's personal experiences and hard-won life lessons, interviews with women like Monica Lewinsky, Susan Rice, and Chelsea Handler round out this modern woman's guide to, well, just about everything you can think of.
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New York : Twelve, 2019.