Now that you're approaching 30—or just getting over the trauma of the big 3-0—reality has set in. You're about to be an adult, minus the air quotes. But you don't have to do it alone. Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler will help you enter true adulthood looking and feeling good in the only way they know how: with tons of wit and wisdom. Featuring interviews with nearly thirty experts—including doctors, career counselors, and financial planners—this handy, helpful book guides women through their second bout of growing pains and offers advice on: how to manage a difficult boss. how to deal with your ticking biological clock (if such a thing even exists). how to throw the perfect party in your tiny new apartment without breaking the bank. how to enjoy a Friday night as a seventh wheel with your married friends and their husbands. Your So-Called Life is the bible for all “post-quarter-life crisis” women who need guidance transitioning into the real world with smarts and savvy.

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How do you finally break free from a fair-weather bud who flees the scene as soon as a new guy comes around? How do you know which friends make it into your framily? With tips for making and breaking, maintaining and sustaining your friendships, plus stories from real women, Friend or Frenemy? explores how great friends get us through hard times and dishes out advice about dumping the users, losers, and abusers. In this era of instant communication, relationships are not necessarily easier. Friend or Frenemy? also looks at how texting, MySpacing, and other modes of instant communication are oh-so-convenient but sometimes make it harder to make meaningful connections. With tons of wit and loads of charm, Lavinthal and Rozler are sure to get you thinking about friendship as if for the first time—reminding us why our BFFs are often the most important people in our lives.

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Dating is a thing of the past, gone the way of dinosaurs and stirrup pants. It's extinct. Kaput. Over. It's given way to two mighty opponents: In one corner, wearing matching sweats and cuddling up to DVDs every Friday night, we have the Serious Couple. In the other corner, armed with open bar tabs and clad in his-and-hers Seven jeans, the Hookup. By the looks of things, for the millions of people who bravely head out each night in search of this wily conquest, the Hookup is the new heavyweight champion -- and hooking up is here to stay. In The Hookup Handbook, Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler have braved the hookup trenches to bring you the essential guide to the new, nondating game -- from the players and locations to the long walk of shame home.

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