Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 3rd October 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 21.7 x 5.1
Weight (kg): 25.3
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Kaz Cooke is an Australian author, cartoonist and radio broadcaster. Her background is in news and feature journalism in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. Her career began a month after she left school, in 1981, at The Age newspaper and since then she’s written for heaps of other major daily newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and the Canberra Times) and magazines (including Who Weekly and the Women’s Weekly). Since becoming a Mum in 1998 she has mainly worked from home writing books in her pyjamas; and still doesn’t know why there were books in her pyjamas (boom, boom). There have been some scuttling forays into radio shows with varying degrees of success (from “this is fun!” to “I’d rather eat my own shins with a fork”). Kaz illustrates her own work with cartoons, since 1983 often featuring Hermoine the Modern Girl. She continues to write books with her trademark mix of meticulous research and trustworthy information untainted by commercial interests, and blended with her friendly tone, honesty, sharp wit, and pyjamas. Kaz lives in Melbourne with her family and enjoys toast.
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Whether you're starting or ending a relationship, a friend has found a lump in her breast, you're in debt, your partner's lost interest in sex or you don't know whether to believe the moisturiser label, Women's Stuff is your must-have guide, from leaving school to menopause and beyond. It's a best friend in book form, a complete guide to how to get your life together and face any challenge at any age. It's also the ultimate fib detector – Kaz has sifted the facts and tested the claims, exposing the lies women are told about cosmetics, other products and their health, and explaining which info you can trust and how to find the truth about everything. It covers the practical side of life, including work, money and homemaking, as well as getting to know and make friends with your body, family, mental and physical health, and sex and relationships.
Three years in preparation, this guide book to making the most of yourself and your life includes the quotes and comments of more than 7000 women from all over the world, sharing their innermost thoughts on everything from sex to housework, drinking problems and hopes for the future. Providing info at your fingertips, if and when you need it, whichever stage your life is at, Women's Stuff will save you money and make you happier.
About The Author
Kaz Cooke is an Australian writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and occasional radio presenter whose books have tickled, informed and sustained two generations of Australian women. She's the author of Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy, Kidwrangling: Looking After Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers, Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years and now Women's Stuff. A former news and features journalist, and columnist, for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, she now lives with her family in Melbourne.
Her books have been translated into many languages: in Latvian she is Keza Kuka and in Czech she is Kaz Cookeova. She has too many handbags and never knows where her mobile phone is.