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211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do by Bunty…

211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do

by Bunty Cutler

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Bunty -- what a great name!
  picardyrose | Jul 14, 2009 |
It's a Marketing Product, not a Book

Do you think Bunty Cutler is a real person?

NO, I am convinced. This book sounds to me like the product of a publisher's marketing department. No picture anywhere, no interviews, no author website, a fictional bio, a supposed brother who, conveniently, also writes a best-seller... Come on!!!

I can just picture a production team combing ehow.com for fun questions and slapping these books together.
Incidentally, the copyright page of my book reads Bunty Butler (not Cutler!) A clue that they couldn't keep the name straight?

My female companion who has a good sense for "voice" says there's no way a woman wrote this book. And the dedication mentions someone who provides the "background voices" to the author's "girlhood". Enough said, the author is a man or a group of editors working together.

Nice work on the layout, though! :)

But in this age of non-stop advertising assault, we didn't need another marketing trick, however clever.

A question for the professional book reviewers who went along with this: Did you buy the story, or are you out to trick your readers? ( )
  tooplayful | May 20, 2009 |
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. This is an adult version of "Daring Book for Girls", where we are taught 211 handy tricks. From the useful (how to replace an electrical socket, how to get out of a car without flashing everyone), to the pointless (how to make a little black dress out of a garbage bag, how to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel), to the just plain fun ones (how to walk on stilts, how to make Turkish Delight)! ( )
  DiscoDeb | Oct 18, 2008 |
This rather irreverent take on how-to books is at times very funny. However, the book as a whole is rather uneven. While some of the advice has a practical bent (making pancakes, getting stains out, dealing with snoring), a good deal of the tips include the absurd (how to ride an ostrich). This odd juxtoposition makes for an uneven, if occassionally entertaining, book. ( )
  sweeks1980 | Sep 21, 2008 |
This is a very funny and surprisingly helpful book. Much of the how to stuff is quite informative if not overly practical, but maybe I will make butter one day. A great book to keep by the bed side and pick up and read sections at random. Very fun. ( )
  Nikkles | Jun 29, 2008 |
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211 Things a Bright Girl Can Do is the essential life-skills handbook for bright girls of every age, featuring all the subjects they don't teach you at school or Guides. Girls, if you reached adulthood without learning how to do a handbrake turn, estimating the size of a gentleman's tackle, or how to do your own Brazilian, this is the book for you. Divided into handy sections, this fascinating volume contains easy-to-follow tutorials and priceless tips, including: / How to Be Completely Gorgeous -- big knickers or small?, how to pluck your eyebrows, choosing the right size bra, and the Imelda Marcos guide to shoes; / The Compleat Homemaker -- how to make Turkish delight, how to get a man to do the housework, and how to make tea for a builder; / Jolly Hockeysticks! -- how to groom a horse, decorating a Christmas tree, how to read the tealeaves, and how to force a cucumber; / How to be Bad -- complete whipcraft, how to do a striptease and everything else your mistresses didn't teach you at school, but you wished they had. Plus much, much more. This volume won't improve your morals or make you smell nice, but it will entertain and inform. So if you've always wanted to know how to lose six pounds in six hours, how to travel in a sidecar and how to turn down a rotten marriage proposal, this is the book you've been waiting for.

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A companion volume to 211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do furnishes a life skills handbook for girls of all ages that contains tutorials on such topics as how to remove stains, escape a swarm of bees, make a little black dress out of a garbage bag, forecast the weather, and more.… (more)

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