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The Glory of Woman: Prescriptive Literature, 1960 - 1969
- Antelle, Yvonne. How to Catch and Hold a Man. New York: Essandess Special Editions, 1967.
"Through asking questions, make a man talk a lot about himself. Sympathize with his troubles. Very soon, you will find that you have become his confidante, that he will run to you to discuss all his troubles and successes, all the details of his life."
- Bracken, Peg. The I Hate to Cook Book. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1960.
"This book is for those of us who want to fold our big dishwater hands around a dry Martini instead of a wet flounder, come the end of a long day." With simple recipes, household hints, and a humorous commentary from Bracken.
- Brobeck, Florence. Serving Food Attractively. New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1966.
"Garnishes and decoration on the food are important to the enjoyment of many dishes." This book contains recipes and an alphabetical list of ideas for making food "look good and taste good."
- Featheringill, Eve Stanton. How to Be a Successful Mother. New York: Morrow, 1965.
"Being a mother is one of the more important and interesting things a grown woman can do, but it is not her whole life as a person; nor will it be her whole answer, meaning and worth." A book designed to help women meet their family's needs without losing their own identity.
- Fischer, Nina. How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday, 1964.
"While a husband is out hunting wolves and collecting pelts, there's more for his mate to do than mind the cubs and tidy up the den. In most cases, it takes as much acumen and strength of purpose to be the wife of a successful man as the man himself requires for success."
- Nilson, Bee. The Career Woman’s Cookbook. London: Pelham Books for the Cookery Book Club, 1968.
“This is a basic cookbook written specially for the woman who runs both her home and a job outside the home.” Includes kitchen short-cuts, simple recipes, and advice on kitchen design, food shopping, and “Making the Refrigerator and Freezer Work for You.”
- Pollard, L. Belle. Experiences with Clothing. Boston: Ginn, 1961.
Did you know that "A blonde looks well in light blue or green"? Topics in this book include "Achieving an Attractive Figure," "Personal Daintiness," "Appropriate Clothing and Behavior," and "Keeping a Clothing Record." With wonderful color photos.
- Roget, Marie. Swingers Guide for the Single Girl: key to the new morality. Los Angeles: Holloway House Pub. Co., 1968.
"The pill is the great equalizer! Now, for the first time in all history, the female is really equal to the male...". This book discusses "all aspects of dating and making--including virginity, legalization of abortion, [and] the advantages and disadvantages of remaining single...".
- Van Dyke, Vonda Kay. That Girl in Your Mirror. Westwood, N.J.: F.H. Revell Co., .
Miss America 1965 “helps young girls find their way through the maze of teen-age problems to a secure, constructive place in the world.”
- Wedgewood, Barbara. How to Be a More Interesting Woman. Garden City, N.Y.: Nelson Doubleday, 1965.
“[T]he most interesting women attract the most interesting men, which should be an incentive for all of us to at least try to be more vital and alive.”
Experiences With Clothing