Thursday, July 21, 2011

Women Know Everything! by Karen Weekes

3,241 Quips, Quotes and Brilliant Remarks

5 stars
R-2 (there are sections on sex, sexual orientation, etc.)
Copy received for review

(For the record, I like this cover the best.)

This is a huge compilation of quotes from a wide variety of women, but there is a bit of an emphasis on activists and feminists.

Reading it straight through can be a little disorienting since each section (it's arranged alphabetically by topic) has so many different viewpoints represented.

Obviously one won't agree with all the quotes-- I disagreed with whole sections-- but it's very interesting.

My only complaint would be that some of the quotes needed more in the way of context or explaination beyond the woman's name and ethnicity.

Overall, it's a great collection.  My copy is very dog-eared.

A few favorites:
"If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties?  How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?"  -- Linda Ellerbee

"If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model.  Kate Moss?  Well, she would have been the paintbrush."  -- Dawn French

"If we aren't supposed to eat animals, then why are they made out of meat?"  --Jo Brand

And most of the quotes from Zsa Zsa Gabor. :)

This would make a great gift.  For yourself. :)  (Or others.)

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