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Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)"A common-sensible, funny and easy-to-read primer on all aspects of life for women in their 20s and 30s...Nothing is off limits...A welcoming and comprehensive package...a standout in a crowded field as well as an ideal gift." read on >>
Library Journal (Starred Review)"Can self-help actually serve a meaningful, practical purpose and not just gaze into its shallow navel?" read on >>
LibraryJournal.com"Long story short, I love this damn book." read on >>
Newsday"A veritable bible." read on >>
Chicago Tribune"Comprehensive yet witty advice." read on >>
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"Oh, baby, are we perfectible." read on >>
Fox Morning News, Chicago
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Minneapolis Star Tribune"Out of college and now majoring in life? Here's your primer."
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New York Post
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Bookpage"Kirsch's sardonic sophistication is splattered everywhere."
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About.com"Kirsch writes with warmth, humor, and much-appreciated candor. She's a wise and funny friend who's happy to share with you what she's learned and graciously avoids coming across like a know-it-all." read on >>
Toledo Blade"At 33 and long since living with my own mortgage, I was surprised at how much advice I still sought. And Kirsch does a great job offering thoughts on what that advice might be." read on >>
Fort Worth Star-Telegram"Personal money management is rarely part of a formal education, though it should be. The Girl's Guide can help make up for that deficiency." read the whole review >>
Kim's Book in the Bubble Bath (KJOY-FM Long Island)"A little bonbon in a book form." listen to the mp3 >>
The Frugal Yankee (New England Radio)Melissa talks sex, feminism and tattoos. listen to the mp3 >>
Cover to Cover PodcastEverything About Everything: A comprehensive and pretty entertaining interview with Melissa about the Girl's Guide. listen to the mp3 >>
Lexington Herald-Leader"Where the classic feminist health tome Our Bodies, Ourselves leaves off, The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything picks up." read on >>
The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)"Kirsch's book is crammed with things useful, zany, serious, screamingly funny, outrageous and replete with common sense." read on >>
WINA-AM (Charlottesville, VA)Melissa sets you straight about money. listen to the mp3 >>
Desert Living (Phoenix, AZ)"A big sister would've been nice, but what if you could learn everything from her experience without having a closet full of hand-me-downs?" read on >>
Arts & Sciences"Shot through with wisdom and humor, the guide runs the advice gamut from tips on how to get along with your family once you’re all adults, to the basics of investing, to dating (she refers hilariously to the Internet as “The Big Electronic Boyfriend Warehouse”)..." read on >>
US Airways Magazine"Even if you believe you don't need any advice, Kirsch's sharp, witty style will keep you reading." read on >>
Savvy Miss"Instead of grabbing the book to tackle the latest problem du jour, the Girl's Guide will make you…sit down on the couch to read through the entire book, cover-to-cover, laughing and learning the whole way through." read on >>
*Plus: Named one of Savvy Miss' Best Books of the Year.
"This is the first book to explain such critical subjects as a Roth IRA and a bikini wax with equal clarity. It's funny, irreverent, wise, thorough, and empowering. Women of any age will find this book incredibly helpful. It's like having a guru girlfriend who won't make you feel dumb for asking the questions you don't want to admit you don't know I laughed out loud. And couldn't agree more."
* Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
"Down to earth and incredibly informative. It's everything you wished your big sister or best friend had told you about navigating the real world."
* Jennifer Weiner, author of In Her Shoes and Good in Bed
"This is a true Power Book—full of practical and invaluable tools for everyday life and for ruling the world. Required reading for any woman with ambition."
* Susan Jane Gilman, author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress and Kiss My Tiara
"Melissa Kirsch's The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything is claiming a place on my Incessantly-Consulted-Indispensable-Books shelf between Our Bodies Ourselves, Alicia Bay Laurel's Living on the Earth, and the friggin' OED!...It's entirely possible that the only questions Melissa Kirsch will leave you asking are: 'Who is this woman and how does she know so much about everything?'"
* Thisbe Nissen, author of Osprey Island and The Good People of New York
"The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything should be required reading for every woman, regardless of age. Melissa Kirsch's writing is clever, funny, refreshingly frank, and completely indispensable as she helps navigate you through the ultimate life lessons...[T]his book will become the best friend you never had. I only wish I'd had this by my side earlier."
* Sarah Grace McCandless, author of Grosse Pointe Girl and The Girl I Wanted to Be