Woman Alive: Talking With Your Child

For this week's installment of Woman Alive » 10/07/08 7:00pm 10/07/08 7:00pm, we take a look at the volume . It's actually not so much about talking to your child, or to anyone for that matter. It's really just about looking at pictures of babies and kids, with the occasional explanation that they will destroy your life in one way or another, but…

Woman Alive: How To Decorate Without Going Broke

So far, the Woman Alive » 9/23/08 5:00pm 9/23/08 5:00pm library - a series of early 1970s books for women - haven't been as service-y as they've promised, since they're a little closer to the titles. However, I figured that just to have some useful info, and failing that, at least some photos of retro inspiration. So get ready, because we're…

Woman Alive: The American Family In Trouble

I'm starting to believe that these Woman Alive » 9/10/08 5:00pm 9/10/08 5:00pm books weren't written for women at all, but for aliens who want to familiarize themselves with the human race. Seriously, it's like "People 101." The latest volume we're looking at is , which features a lot of staged photos of people looking uncomfortable, and lots and…

Woman Alive: Food For Life, Love, And Looks

To continue with our series on the Woman Alive » 9/03/08 5:00pm 9/03/08 5:00pm library, we're taking a look at . I don't know if it's the quality of photography, the lack of Photoshop, or the lack of global influence on cuisine, but food from the '70s looks totally disgusting. I was born in 1979, so I wouldn't really know, but if this book,…

Woman Alive: Discover A Lovelier You

I recently made one of the best thrift scores in my life when I happened upon a small library of hardcover books from the late '60s/early '70s called Woman Alive » 8/25/08 4:00pm 8/25/08 4:00pm. The books are essentially a series of texts for grown women on how to be…grown women. The topics of each book range from personal appearance, crafting,…