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by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

  • ISBN: 000719918X
  • Category: Relationships
  • Subcategory: Self-Help
  • Author: Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (November 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1172 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1825 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 488

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Автор: Genevieve Antoine Dariaux Название: Men in Your Life, The ISBN: 000719918X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007199181 .

The inimitable Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on a subject of crucial importance to every woman - Man.

Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux spent most of her life in Paris, and now lives in the south of France. Even as a child she preferred to accompany her mother to the dressmaker's rather than go to the movies. Her talent for design and making costume jewelry led her to open her own fashion house, and her success eventually took her to Nina Ricci, where she was the directrice for many years.

Geneviève Antoine Dariaux. She then wrote an ancient "Man from Mars Women from Venus" titled "The Men in Your Life" in 1968. Both books were republished by Harper Collins in 2003 and 2004 respectively after a surge in interest in "A Guide to Elegance" which served as an inspiration to a modern-day novel titled "Elegance" by Kathleen Tessaro. I bought both books just to see what chick-lits in the 60s are like. They turned out to be quite First, this French style guru wrote a style bible titled "A Guide to Elegance" in 1964.

In the battle of the sexes, the first rule is be armed - and Mme Dariaux provides the perfect ammunition. She also gives tips on how to deal with those other men in your life - whether it's the postman, the mechanic or the barman - and get exactly what you want. Download The Men in Your Life by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux free. The Men in Your Life by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux fb2 DOWNLOAD FREE.

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Автор: Genevieve Antoine Dariaux Название: Men in Your Life . 1960s guide to men and relationships from the author of A Guide to Elegance.

By (author) Genevieve Antoine Dariaux. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. From Adultery to Zodiac, Madame Dariaux offers tips on every aspect of life with the male of the species. Whether it's the battle of the bathroom or securing a diamond ring, Madame Dariaux has the right advice. From how to ensnare a man to how to keep him (or get rid of him), in the battle of the sexes the first rule is to be armed - and Madame Dariaux provides the perfect ammunition.

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A stunning new-look edition of the 1960s guide to men and relationships from the author of A Guide to Elegance. A timeless Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus...The inimitable Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on a subject of crucial importance to every woman -- Man. In this revised edition of her 1960s classic, she deals with every aspect relating to liaison with the male species, including Adultery, Affairs, Bathrooms, Budgets, Confessions, Courtship, Divorce, Drinkers, Drivers, Hobbies, Jealousy, Monogamy, Nudity, Regrets, Snoring, Virility, Youth and Zippers. From how to ensnare a man to how to keep him (or get rid of him!), Mme Dariaux gives advice that no 21st-century woman dare be without. In the battle of the sexes, the first rule is be armed -- and Mme Dariaux provides the perfect ammunition...She also gives tips on how to deal with those other men in your life -- whether it's the postman, the mechanic or the barman -- and get exactly what you want.

Comments

Crazy Crazy
This little volume was obviously written on the heels of the much better "Elegance", a book I found both helpful and fascinating. This one seems much more haphazard in its subject matter and, as another reviewer has so accurately stated, treats adultery as if it's something merely annoying or even amusing that every woman must simply ignore. There was nothing I liked about it, and I actually threw the book away.

One other comment: the paper this was printed on was flimsy and looked like newsprint. I expect hardcover books to be printed on decent paper since I'm paying so much for them.

On the whole, quite disappointing.
Coiril Coiril
this is a great book, its like getting great advice from your grandmother, lots of everyday wisdom, thats still practical today
Arcanefist Arcanefist
This was so bad I would prefer to read the back of a soup can. It looks pretty but it is simply a waste of paper. The writter needs to stick to fluff as wisdom is not what is between the covers of this book.
Altad Altad
as the others said, save your money. This one I picked up in a bargain bin at my local bookstore, and I can see why.

I was interested in it, because I really liked A Guide to Elegance, her previous book.

This is all the stuff the editor wouldn't let her put in the first book. It does very much have the feel of something thrown together, thoughts that never made it into the first book.

It is a collection of outmoded attitudes that thankfully don't belong in this new century, nor even in the one just past. They come from a dark age for women when a woman's only real financial option was to hang onto a philandering spouse for the sake of the money.

It includes gems on how to deal with a cranky controlling and borderline abusive man-- let your daughter plead your case for you since she can likely wind him round her little finger. Why on earth would a sane mother do that to her precious daughter.

One thing she does say in the middle of all that, is that if a man hits you, you call your lawyer immediately. Oh unless you deserved it, in which case you can now call things even, or make a little headway thru guilt tripping him.

The other book was a treasure and I plan to keep it. This is trash and will be going out with a nice load of wet kitchen garbage.

I don't even want to sell it to my second hand bookstore for credit or take it back to my bookstore for fear that some vulnerable and silly young woman reads it and takes some of the advice to heart.

This is up there with some of the nasty woman to woman stuff that perpetuates the whole abuse climate-- how to handle a nasty man instead of affirming other women in their obligation to dump such a one immediately.

If we all stopped accepting, tolerating and excusing abusive behaviour such men would be forced to change.

A good step in that direction is to destroy this book and others like it when you accidently buy something like this.

As for the rest who read these reviews, save your money and vote with your wallets, against such trash.
Silly Dog Silly Dog
After reading "Elegance", I decided I must read the second book by the same author. It is organized on the same principle: short chapters, may be just a paragraph on certain topics.
The book is a pleasant, quick read and provides some good, if sometimes dated advice. It offers a very european, a very french point of view, which predictably annoyed some of the american readers. The bad reviews are not a surprise, but I do think, that the book does not deserve them.
I give only 4 stars, because some of the advice is dated.
Anazan Anazan
This is really nice old-fashioned advice. If we all followed this advice, everyone would be a lot more polite, better looking & charming. It's fun to read.
Tenius Tenius
Bravo, Ms. Dariaux! What an treasure trove of insight to the male psyche you provide. It was your quote on the back of the most recent edition, about opening his heart and his safety deposit box, that first hooked me. Thanks to your section on hobbies, I came to my senses that it was about time my husband sold his art collection, so that he can spend time and money pursuing more important passions - ME. On our first blind date, I restrained myself from speaking intelligently (we all know how much men hate that) and instead prodded for information on his own interests where I sat back and listened, basking in the glow from his "reservoir of eloquence". Your book came in handy years later, after several years of dating, when I questioned leaving him after he had a one night stand (I shamefully almost went against your own advice). But after showing up to dinner with two of my most heinous girlfriends [see "Brush Off"] he kept calling me, proving his undying love! And since "we share our husbands' destinies much more than they do ours" [see "Sharing], I'm so glad I was able to tie myself to such a caring man. The affairs haven't stopped (I've been through, like, 13 piano teachers for the kids) but I've accumulated quite an extensive jewelry collection, so merci beaucop! Not only does your book provide invaluable relationship advice, but I also found your commentary on gays to be most enlightening. I never understood my brother's homosexuality, but now I know to blame it on the rise of "disheveled mare" population (see "Sex") and the fact that he was bottle fed (see "Breasts"). Further kudos for encouraging stylish women to befriend the homosexual community; I have no problem with you stereotyping them as gossip hungry queens. I can't imagine why so many women (probably man-hating feminists) are taking issue with your book... Don't they know that your views aren't backwards, they're FRENCH?
Timeless advice from a woman who clearly enjoys life.