Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, and Obsessions

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Andrews McMeel Pub., 2003 - Humor - 135 pages
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Guilty Pleasures is a hilarious collection of 21 essays recounting the irresistibility of (among others): o Therapy and Antidepressantso Milking Parents for Casho Marrying Moneyo How to Prepare for and Secure the Perfect Daytime Napo TVo Having AffairsEight Midwestern women also satirize their on-and-off addictions to food, eBay, toenail polish, gossiping, buying beads, and baby talk. Take their obsession with stockpiling toenail polish, for example: Tart, natural, rose cellophane. Shake gently . . . Sheer honey, gun metal, fresco. The thing to do at midnight . . . Sri desert frost, peach melba. Glob and dab the wand, stroke lavishly, smoothly . . . Blue lagoon, lilac mood, passion flower. Read something. Watch bad TV. Crme, enamel, high gloss, french. When dry, cover with white gym socks. Go forth.The authors unlocked the vault to expose what women everywhere really like to do. In writing Guilty Pleasures, these "otherwise good girls" uncovered a global secret sisterhood who enjoy pampering themselves in intensely personal delights. Guilty Pleasures is a hilarious collection of 21 essays recounting the irresistibility of (among others): o Therapy and Antidepressantso Milking Parents for Casho Marrying Moneyo How to Prepare for and Secure the Perfect Daytime Napo TVo Having AffairsEight Midwestern women also satirize their on-and-off addictions to food, eBay, toenail polish, gossiping, buying beads, and baby talk. Take their obsession with stockpiling toenail polish, for example: Tart, natural, rose cellophane. Shake gently . . . Sheer honey, gun metal, fresco. The thing to do at midnight . . . Sri desert frost, peach melba. Glob and dab the wand, stroke lavishly, smoothly . . . Blue lagoon, lilac mood, passion flower. Read something. Watch bad TV. Crme, enamel, high gloss, french. When dry, cover with white gym socks. Go forth.The authors unlocked the vault to expose what women everywhere really like to do. In writing Guilty Pleasures, these "otherwise good girls" uncovered a global secret sisterhood who enjoy pampering themselves in intensely personal delights.

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Sue Caba, Karen Hammer, Jane Holwerda, Cathy Luh, Catherine Rankovic, Holly Silva, Patti Smith Jackson, and Laurie Vincent formed a writing group several years ago (informally known as the Doves) and have been writing together ever since. While each is an established writer in her own right, this is their first joint project.

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