Self Help Books

Self Help Books

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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!

April 20, 2004

Self-Help Books:

The Girl’s Guide to Real Estate

There’s a deluge of super-practical personal finance books on the shelves at the moment. Many of these ‘How-to’ titles are geared towards helping women understand crucially important but mind-numbingly boring things like superannuation, the share market and mortgages.Frankly, anything that can make superannuation sound interesting (and understandable to us mere mortals) deserves an award – and a place on your bookshelf.

SheSaid have put together a selection of the best books around that will help you through various stages of your financial or professional life. Here’s our pick?

Stage of life: A room with a view

Book to read: The Girl’s Guide

Get Set by 30

to Real Estate – How to enjoy investing in property by Tess Brady and Donna Lee Brian.

The scoop: The Girl’s Guide to Real Estate is a practical workbook for those of us in the market for a mortgage. Written by serial property purchasers – between them they have bought and sold a total of 12 properties in four states – this guide sets out a plan to set you on the road to financial independence through real estate.

Buy this book from the SheSaid bookshopStage of Life: Show me the money!

Book to read: Get Set By 30 –

Women’s business, women’s wealth

How to put yourself in the financial driver’s seat by Annette Sampson.

The scoop: You’re facing the big three-O. Reluctantly you come to terms with the fact that your not a kid anymore. You know you know nothing about investments, redundancies, wills and all that grown up stuff that you’ve ignored up to now. Now’s the time to sort your financial life out. Read in the grip of my own ‘Omigod I’m 30’ crisis, this book virtually changed my life, turning me into money savvy professional without making me the most boring person to talk to at a party, at the

Surviving Tough Times

same time. Very important!

Buy this book from the SheSaid bookshopStage of Life: Who’s the boss?

Book to Read: Women’s Business, Women’s Wealth – create the life you want at work and in business by Amanda Ellis.

The scoop: Have a long, hard look at your working life – are you happy in the job you’re in, in the industry you’re in, with the hours you’re working? If you answered no to any of these questions you really need to step back and figure out what it is you want out of your career. Women in Australia make up about one third of all small business owners – could you be one of them? This book gives you the tools you need to turn your skills and talents into a rewarding (both professionally and financially) career.

Stage of Life: Right here, right now

Book to Read: Surviving Tough Times – An insider’s guide to protecting your job, business, investments and relationships By Lynelle Johnson.

The scoop: Darwin almost had it right. It’s not about survival of the fittest, rather survival of the smartest. Let’s face it – we are living in tough times. This one small but powerful tome offers readers a crash course in understanding ‘the recession we had to have’ while outlining strategies that are destined to help you cope with all that life throws at you – at home, at work, in business and more.

October 29, 2002