Wit and wisdom from A to Z—a super-size collection of quotes from inspiring women throughout the ages, including Oprah Winfrey, Marilyn Monroe, and Toni Morrison
With more than 3,000 quotations on everything from fashion and feminism to men, marriage, friendship, history, technology, sports, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! Each page offers wisdom, wit, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—from Jane Austen and Colette to Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Toni Morrison, Liz Phair, Ellen DeGeneres, and Naomi Klein. Here’s what they have to say about:
Success “I still have my feet on the ground. I just wear better shoes.” —Oprah Winfrey
Men and Women “Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.” —Faith Whittlesey
Being Single “I’ve never been married, but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me.” —Elayne Boosler
Individuality “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” —Judy Garland
Family “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.” —Maya Angelou
Quotations “I always have a quotation for everything—it saves original thinking.” —Dorothy L. Sayers
With contributions from writers, artists, celebrities, politicians, scientists, and legendary figures all over the world, Women KnowEverything! offers addictive reading—and a superb reference—for women of all ages.
About the Author
Dr. Karen Weekes is an assistant professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State University, Abington College. A Georgia native, she now lives near Philadelphia.
“YOU SAID IT SISTERS! Be endlessly impressed by the smart, sassy quotes collected in the paperback edition of Women Know Everything!”—Good Housekeeping
“Confirms once and for all which is the stronger sex.”—McClatchy Newspapers