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French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano - review

The author of French Women Don't Get Fat is back with an account of how to age with attitude - is it useful, or drivel? "Because of the reception of my lifestyle books and perhaps because I was born French, I am often asked to share my tips on 'ageing gr

The Mistress Contract by She and He - review

They had an affair, then she offered sex for money and security: he was delighted to accept. But are their conversations as frank and revealing as billed? My overarching worry about The Mistress Contract is that the publishers might be prosecuted under

Expecting Better by Emily Oster - review

Does a glass of wine harm baby? Why all the advice about pregnancy is wrong The economist Emily Oster, on becoming pregnant, was surprised by how woolly much of the medical advice was - how restrictive, and how many of the restrictions seemed to be witho

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver - review

Shriver's obesity memoir is more an exorcism of guilt than a functioning novel Pandora Halfdanarson is fortyish, an improbably successful businesswoman, stepmother to two teenagers, living in a desiccated marriage to Fletcher. The couple exist in a hamst

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - review

Zoe Williams challenges a goal-driven, infantilising reactionary guide for ambitious women, which basically says zip it or you won't get laid In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, gave a TED talk about women in the boardroom . T