Getting Even

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Citadel Press, 2007 - Humor - 268 pages
If you. . .

Spend too much time saying yes when you want to say no Do things you don't want to do just to please your friends Feel like a total pushover

. . .then you need this book!

If you feel like a doormat, you don't have to take it anymore! The Smart Girl's Guide to Getting Even gives you the 411 on how to stop being a pushover and start being fabulous:

  • The Are You a Pushover? Quiz: A smart assessment to get you started

  • The Three Levels of Revenge: The Subtle Approach, the Not-So-Subtle Approach, and the You're Going to Hell Approach

  • Gifts That Keep On Giving: Great "gift" ideas for the pesky people in your life

  • Smart Girl Tricks of the Trade: Tips for getting even by getting over

  • The Smart Girl Commandments: Advice every woman knows for keeping her sanity at work, in love, and everywhere else

From awful office experiences to backstabbing BFF's to first dates from hell, this hip little handbook will show you how to come out on top and have a damn good time doing it. Because anyone can get even, but it takes a smart girl to get it right!

Alison Grambs is a graduate of Haverford College and has written several children's joke books as well as comedy material for the Friars Club in New York. Her acting credits include Annie, Chicago City Limits and a bunch of commercials no one ever saw. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, a member of the N.Y.P.D., and annoys her parents on a regular basis.

 

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Contents

THE CHEATER
5
THE UNEMPLOYED COUCH POTATO
9
THE JEALOUS FIEND
13
THE CHEAPSKATE
17
THE BAD IN BED DUDE
21
MR SEXUALLY AMBIGUOUS
25
STANK BREATH BOY
29
THE CANT COMMIT GUY
33
PART FOUR The Family
143
THE BUTTINSKY MOTHER
147
THE HIGHLY CONSERVATIVE RELIGIOUS OVERPROTECTIVE FATHER
152
THE JEALOUS AND VINDICTIVE OLDER SISTER
156
THE FAVORITE SON
160
THE BRATTY LITTLE NEPHEW
164
THE EVIL STEPMOTHER
169
THE DEADBEAT DAD
173

SMART GIRL TRICKS OF THE TRADE
37
PART TWO The Office
47
THE OFFICE PET
51
THE OFFICE GOSSIP
56
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
60
THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
65
THE OFFICE HO
70
STICKY FINGERS
74
THE CHAUVINIST PIG
78
MR BOSS
82
SMART GIRL TRICKS OF THE TRADE
87
PART THREE Gal Pals
97
THE BAD JUDGMENT GIRL
101
THE MOOCH
105
THE COPY CAT
109
THE BORING BUT OBLIGATORY FAMILY FRIEND
114
THE SOCIAL PARASITE
117
THE ITS ALL ABOUT ME FRIEND
121
THE PREACHY SOCIAL ACTIVIST
125
THE FLAKE
129
SMART GIRL TRICKS OF THE TRADE
133
THE ALCOHOLIC AUNT AND UNCLE
177
SMART GIRL TRICKS OF THE TRADE
181
P A R T FIV E The General Pullic 18 9
193
THE INSENSITIVE MALE GYNECOLOGIST
196
THE SADISTIC DENTIST
199
THE CORPORATE CELL PHONE ABUSER
202
THE LINE JUMPER
205
THE RELENTLESS TELEMARKETER
208
THE ANGRY BUS DRIVER
211
THE TALENTLESS STREET MIME
214
THE GRUMPY GROCERY STORE CASHIER
217
SMART GIRL TRICKS OF THE TRADE
220
APPENDIX A THE WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? QUIZ
225
APPENDIX B THERES ALWAYS A BRIGHT SIDE
233
THE SMART GIRLS GREETING CARD COLLECTION
237
THE SMART GIRLS WORDS TO LIVE BY
255
APPENDIX E THE SMART GIRLS TOP FIVE LISTS
261
APPENDIX F BEFORE YOU MEET YOUR MAKER
265
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
267
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