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Self Help Special

A Guide to Elegance
HarperCollins
By Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
RRP: $24.95

Complete guide for the woman who wants to be well and properly dressed for every occasion
This stunning little book is an updated version of the style bible of the 1960?s written by fashion guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux. As she said so correctly in the book, ‘Being beautiful is no guarantee of happiness in this world. Strive instead for elegance, grace and style.’ Don?t we all strive for that in our everyday life? Elegance is a timeless style bible which provides every tidbit of advice today’s woman could possibly need, all at the tips of her (perfectly manicured) fingers. From Accessories to Zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related – and also offers advice on other crucial areas in life from shopping with girlfriends (don’t) to marriage and sex. Something no girl’s handbag should be without this season, this is the ultimate guide to looking good and feeling great. So grab this little treasure and prepare to transform yourself in Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys!

The Fabulous Girls Guide to Life
By Kim Izzo & Ceri Marsh
RRP: $22.95

The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Life is full of witty, incisive and helpful advice for the thoroughly modern woman. It covers many of the dilemmas and tricky situations a Fabulous Girl will encounter as she moves on to the next stage of her life, and will resonate with women everywhere. It includes: changing careers midstream; how to work with someone who undermines you; business trip etiquette; getting better service; how to develop your own fashion style; what to do when two friends split up; how to tell friend to stop drinking/lose weight; making booty calls; dating someone with kids; career conflicts in a relationship; how to break up with style; last-minute entertaining; how to survive family gatherings and end family feuds. And woven through the books is the continuing story of the Fabulous Girl herself.

The Girls Guide to Work & Life
By Donna Lee Brien & Tess Brady
Allen & Unwin
RRP: $19.95

If you still haven?t ticked off all the things on your list of new years resolutions yet then this is the book for you. The Girls Guide to Work & Life is a fresh and practical guide which will show you how you can take stock of your personal assets and identify and achieve your goals! Just what we have all been looking for! This book sets out in easy-to-follow steps you can take to get your career and life just where you want it. Using real women?s stories this book will appeal to women of all ages who want to balance their careers, family, ambitions, creativity, community work, health, leisure and fun! Just what you need if you are feeling a little stifled or your career is in a rut ? there is even a career repair kit if you run off the rails and need a little extra help getting back on track!