Author: Jan King
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: September, 2000
Genre: Non-Fiction / Humor
Description: Past a certain age (let's say puberty) women start exhibiting certain traits that, well, boggle the male mind. Since the traits are genetically ingrained, we women don't think about them --- so we're not bothered by them at all. In It's A Girl Thing, Jan King has meticulously chronicled many of the "girl things" that ultimately define women's behavior.
Read Jan's hilarious take on
Chick Flicks - on average, it takes 7.6 boxes of Kleenex for the heroine to die
Lipstick and Nail Polish - on any given day, a woman has enough nail enamel to paint Graceland
The Crying Game - at her child's award ceremony you see more mascara running down Mom's cheeks than Tammy Faye Bakker's at a revival meeting
Women's Underwear - because of their corsets, women remained pretty much unconscious for the first five centuries of recorded history
The Gynecologist - cold rooms, hankie-sized "robes," cold instruments...
And much, much more!
Wasn't it Jan King who first said "The thong? For Pete's sake, I've spent my whole life pulling my underwear out of there!"
My Thoughts: It’s A Girl Thing by new to me author Jan King brings a very funny insight to what is going on inside the female mind and why we behave the way we do. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this. I only picked it up because my Kindle had died and I needed something to read while it was charging. It’s A Girl Thing turned out to be a good choice. I saw myself in several of these chapters and believe that every woman can relate to at least one, if not several, of these chapters as well. I wish I had read it sooner and it should be mandatory reading for every girl and woman.
My Final Verdict: Everything from lipstick, nail polish and our underwear to shopping and dieting, Jan King shines a hilarious spotlight on topics that have confused men for centuries and reminds me that I’m not alone, it’s a girl thing. This is a good book that is funny and entertaining. I recommend this to anyone who is curious why girls do the things girls do.