Synopchic: Money maven Suze Orman's latest book, Women & Money addresses the complicated (and often dysfunctional) relationship women have with personal finance. Orman's direct, non-condescending style is perfect for this subject matter--she begins with the premise that "Women can invest, save, and handle debt as well and skillfully as any man" Though her explanation of the "8 qualities of a wealthy woman" (harmony, balance, courage, etc.) is more inspirational than practical, she also presents a concrete five-month "save yourself plan" for financial repair, starting with setting aside checking and savings accounts, fixing one's credit rating, saving for retirement, setting up a will and purchasing home insurance. This encouraging guide will not intimidate women who are foundering financially. Suze Orman equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from making more out of the money they have.
LPB FACTOR: With the looming economic crisis this book is a MUST for all women! From realizing your self-worth to overcoming debt Suze leaves no stones unturned in this eye-opening book. Not only does she teach you to repair your financial situation she gives you hope! Suze is a force to be reckon with and with this book in no time (5 months to be exact) you can too! Go out and splurge on this life changing tome...
AVAILABLE AT: AMAZON, Barnes&Noble, Spiegel & Grau, Suze Orman
TITLE: KEITH HARING By Jeffrey Deitch, Suzanne Geiss, & Julia Gruen; Rizzoli New York
Synopchic: To honor Keith Haring, cultural icon & prolific artist's 50th birthday Rizzoli published an awe-inspiring monograph of bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that Haring was renowned for. This magnificent tome explores more than a decade of research and contains a wealth of unpublished photographs and written material including drawings, studio photographs, and journal entries. From his early work to his poignant pieces on social issues from AIDS, apartheid & illiteracy this visually astounding tome is one of the most definitive pieces on the enigma of Keith Haring...
LPB FACTOR: This gorgeous tome truly does the entity that was Keith Haring justice. From his epic, groundbreaking work that revolutionize art to his untimely death you get an intimate look at this Haring in his essence. Truly a book to be treasured...
AVAILABLE AT: AMAZON, Barnes&Noble, HARING, Rizzoli
TITLE: RIGHT: A PORTRAIT OF THE EVANGELICAL IVY LEAGUE By Jona Frank; Chronical Books
Synopchic: Acclaimed photographer Jona Frank presents an honest, intimate, and eye-opening portrait of Patrick Henry College, the higher education institution of choice among politically far-right young people aspiring to enter the conservative power elite. The explicit mission of PHC is to cultivate leaders to take American politics and culture back to God, through careers in politics and entertainment.
LPB FACTOR: With the recent elections and America's new fascination with Governor Palin (whom I'm sure wished she went to PCH) RIGHT's intriguing (if not a little frightening) look at the future generation of the ultra conservative right wing group is mind blowing. This book explores the relationship between religion , politics and the future state of what's to come in this country if PCH has it's way... Great Read!
AVAILABLE AT: AMAZON, Barnes&Noble, Chronical Books
Synopchic: In Get Positively Beautiful by Carmindy, the celebrated make up artist (and my fave personality on 'What Not To Wear') shares her manifesto on beauty. From having a proper skincare regimen to the ins & outs of caring for your make up & tools - she unselfishly shares all her wisdom on how to achieve both inner and outer beauty. Written from the heart this book is great for ALL women regardless of ethnicity or age....
LPB FACTOR: LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Carmindy used 12 different women from all walks of life and transformed them - she exposed their inner beauty and shared with us how to achieve it too! This is a great introduction book for make up beginners as well as a 'refresher' for more experienced makeup gals... It's a great investment for yourself!
TITLE: THE HOUSE DRESS: A Story of Eroticism and Fashion by Elda Danese; Marsilio / Rizzoli New York; 2009
Synopchic: In this visually entertaining book The House Dress: A Story of Eroticism and Fashion by Elda Danese (Marsilio/ Rizzoli New York 2009) we explore the multi-faceted ideology of the house dress from it's connection to women's role in society, the workforce, fashion & film. The House Dress is a wonderful look at the evolution of an often overlook garment!
LPB FACTOR: This petite tome is a wonderful read! We couldn't put it down and finished it in a day. Truly riveting it's a great gift for your girlfriends & yourself....
Synopchic: Renowned makeup artist & cosmetics maverick, Bobbi Brown knows a thing or two when it comes to beauty! In her groundbreaking book BOBBI BROWN'S MAKEUP MANUAL she provides you with an in depth look at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi's expert, yet assuring, advice.
LPB FACTOR: BOBBI BROWN'S MAKEUP MANUAL truly is a tome all women should have in her arsenal to look & feel absolutely fabulous!