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The Glory of Woman: Prescriptive Literature, 1990 - 1999
- Albregts, Lisa. Best Friends: tons of crazy, cool things to do with your girlfriends. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1998.
"The activities in this book are meant to bring you closer to your friends, and help welcome new ones. Choose the ideas you like, and go wild with them."
- Bertholf, Stephen D. What Every College Age Woman Should Know About Relationships. Wichita, Kan.: Abbey House Books, 1999.
Advice for college women on relationships with roommates, friends, family, and boyfriends: "Maintain a balance of power and authority. For your relationship to be healthy and stable, you and your boyfriend...must be equal partners."
- The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.
"If you're looking for advice on how to attract a man or for weight-loss tips from the world's thinnest models, this is not the book for you." Essays include "Myth of the Black Butt," "The Mysterious Eroticism of Mini-Backpacks," and "That Cosmo Girl." Includes a bibliography and profiles of all the contributors.
- Cooper-Mullin, Alison. Once Upon a Heroine: 450 books for girls to love. Lincolnwood, Ill.: Contemporary Books, 1998.
A bibliography of works featuring strong female characters. The books are divided into age groups, from Preschool Read-Alouds to Young Adult; recommended authors include Maya Angelou, Helen Keller, and Madeleine L'Engle.
- Martha Stewart Living [serial]. New York: Time, Inc. Magazine Co., 1996.
Stewart’s magazine showcases the possibility of perfection in the domestic arts. An article on making pies for Thanksgiving advises, “It is possible to master pastry. Simply focus on your goal – a flaky light satisfying crust – as you work.”
- Mendelson, Cheryl. Home Comforts: the art and science of keeping house. New York: Scribner, 1999.
“For your home to feel solid, meaningful, dignified and warm, you must have the means and skills to produce good, nutritious food, to dream up pleasant menus, and to set the table and serve the food in an attractive manner…”. This hefty domestic arts manual covers food and cooking, caring for clothing, cleaning, safety, insurance, and domestic employment laws.
- Rowley, Cynthia and Ilene Rosenzweig. Swell: a girl’s guide to the good life. New York: Warner Books, 1999.
This sassy guidebook is “designed to give you the guts to try some things you might not have before – to do things your own way.” With tips on etiquette, relationships, style, beauty, and entertaining.
- Shaevitz, Marjorie Hansen. The Confident Woman: learn the rules of the game. New York: Harmony Books, 1999.
“You can do nothing more significant to inspire, teach, and support your daughter to become a confident woman than to think and act more like one yourself.”
- Three Rivers, Amoja. Cultural Etiquette: a guide for the well-intentioned. Indian Valley, Va.: Distributed by Market Wimmin, 1991.
“Racism and the racial stereotypes it spawns are so subtly interwoven into the fabric of Western society that very often, even those with the best of intentions will display bad cultural manners.” This booklet discusses ethnocentrism, cultural stereotypes, and conducting oneself in an “anti-racist” manner.
Best Friends: tons of crazy, cool things to do with your girlfriends
Home Comforts: the art and science of keeping hous
Swell: a girl's guide to the good life