Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl

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Dutton, Jan 1, 2004 - Self-Help - 237 pages
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The dynamic comedienne and actress delivers provocative, hilarious, and empowering advice on dating, sex, style, and the cool confidence every woman needs to succeed. Using innovative insight, humor, and the vocabulary of a new generation, Aisha introduces us to Swerve ;a new road map of advice for young women. swerve\'swerv\ vbs werved; swerv"ingA mental or moral turning away from a given course; a major change in direction; [to get one's swerve on] to enjoy oneself without inhibitions; to parade about with confidence and style. synVEER, DEVIATE, DEPART, DIGRESS Gorgeous and gutsy, Aisha Tyler has made an unmistakable name for herself in the entertainment world. Now she applies her on-target insight and brazen wit to tackling the old-fashioned mentalities that keep women from living their lives to the fullest. In Swerve, Aisha rejects the relationship/marriage imperative and puts authentic living first. This is no dry, self-help mumbo jumbo ;Aisha dishes out hip, fun, and laugh-out-loud advice. Packed with Aisha's uncanny wisdom and hilarious commentary, Swerve offers the opinion that single twenty- and thirty-somethings can find fulfillment on their own terms. Speaking to the audience of successful books such as Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Lifeand The Bombshell Manual of Style, Aisha offers a new way to navigate life for the postmodern girl.

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

I liked this a lot better than Self-Inflicted Wounds. Laugh out loud funny with bits of great encouragement about braving the world as a feminist. Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Mock - Goodreads

I read her second book first and loved it, so I was excited to read this one. I didn't find it as funny as the second book...had some good stuff in it, but in my opinion, not as good. Read full review


The Philosophical Origins of Swerve
The Sociopolitical Implications of Personal Grooming
IntroductionApologia vii

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About the author (2004)

Aisha Tyler was the first female host of the Emmy Award-winning show "Talk Soup," The Ivy-educated actress, comedian, and author has appeared on numerous television shows, including FXs critically acclaimed "Nip/Tuck," HBOs Emmy Award-winning "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and NBCs Emmy Award-winning "Friends," As a writer she has contributed to several magazines, including "Glamour, Jane, Vibe, O: The Oprah Magazine," and "Movieline," "Swerve is her first book," Aisha is a recipient of an NAACP Image Award and a Young Hollywood Award.

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