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The Big Book of Women's Trivia
Alicia Alvrez, Foreword by Erin Barrett
ISBN: 9781573243520
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
5 x 7
240 pages
Spot artwork throughout
March 1, 2008


"Women's matters are anything but trivial." -Anon (who was a woman)

The Big Book of Women's Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Organized into ten chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful, and Not So Ladies, Matters of Love, In the Ladies' Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women's Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can't Live Without.

A sneak preview:
* Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions.

* The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947.

* Diamonds didn't become a girl's best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only.

* The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon.

* Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women.

The Big Book of Women's Trivia will teach ladies little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species - enough to impress their mother and their boss, to win arguments with their boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about their fabulous female selves.

Alicia Alvrez is the pseudonym of a San Francisco Bay Area writer. She specializes in compiling facts about women and writing for and about women. She is also the author of The Ladies' Room Reader, The Ladies' Room Reader Revisited, and Mama Says: The Best Advice from Some of the World's Best Mothers.

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Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have authored 20 books, including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Couch Potato Guide to Life and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves. They have written articles for many major periodicals including The New York Times, Salon, Reader's Digest, and The Washington Post and have generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games and game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Their website, which lists their "This Day in History" nationally-syndicated column.

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