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We Came First: Relationship Advice from Women Who Have Been There (Humor Dating Book, Women in History Book)

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History's most fabulous, revered, and sassy women provide wise counsel about modern life's romantic complexities, from dating apps, to feminist conundrums, and how not to give a f*ck. In her punchy new book, bestselling author Jennifer Wright imagines how history's most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quirky History's most fabulous, revered, and sassy women provide wise counsel about modern life's romantic complexities, from dating apps, to feminist conundrums, and how not to give a f*ck. In her punchy new book, bestselling author Jennifer Wright imagines how history's most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quirky illustrations, and more. Witty, intelligent, and charming, We Came First is the modern guide to seduction and dating for badass ladies.


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History's most fabulous, revered, and sassy women provide wise counsel about modern life's romantic complexities, from dating apps, to feminist conundrums, and how not to give a f*ck. In her punchy new book, bestselling author Jennifer Wright imagines how history's most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quirky History's most fabulous, revered, and sassy women provide wise counsel about modern life's romantic complexities, from dating apps, to feminist conundrums, and how not to give a f*ck. In her punchy new book, bestselling author Jennifer Wright imagines how history's most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quirky illustrations, and more. Witty, intelligent, and charming, We Came First is the modern guide to seduction and dating for badass ladies.

30 review for We Came First: Relationship Advice from Women Who Have Been There (Humor Dating Book, Women in History Book)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Wright

    As the writer of this book I have no bias, but, obviously, it should win every available prize.

  2. 5 out of 5

    NAT.orious reads ☽

    4.25 very well advised This book is for you if… you are in the mood for a feminist read that is not necessarily suited for just one session. Enjoy this funny, informative read piece by piece and learn about love and life from history's great women.[text] Overall. I stumbled upon this on NetGalley and requested it, fully well knowing I already had way too many books to read for NG. But the reviews on here and NG were all so great that I couldn't resist. I never can withstand the temptation of 4.25 very well advised ★★★★✩ This book is for you if… you are in the mood for a feminist read that is not necessarily suited for just one session. Enjoy this funny, informative read piece by piece and learn about love and life from history's great women.[text] ⇝Overall. I stumbled upon this on NetGalley and requested it, fully well knowing I already had way too many books to read for NG. But the reviews on here and NG were all so great that I couldn't resist. I never can withstand the temptation of feminist reads. As I said, I don't believe this book should be read in one sitting. It was fun to return to it every evening after coming home and just getting a smale dose of fun, helpful and sometimes even questionable but always historically accurate advice from extraordinary women. Jennifer has a fantastic humour and also manages to bring across some criticism she might have in regard to individual women's actions or states of mind. Each advice is structured into a letter from a person seeking advice, the woman giving advice and a short profile of said woman, including turn-ons and turn-offs. Sit back and enjoy funny lines from Coco Chanel, Pope Johanna, Amelia Earhart, Marilyn Monroe and many many other famous women who even have been notorious in their times (and maybe today). There is not much criticism I have to offer, except maybe that overall I would have wished for more information on the individual characters and thus longer advices maybe. ➺The content is structured as follows. ⤐ FLIRTING ⤐ GOING STEASY ⤐ MARRIAGE ⤐ BREAKUPS ⤐ SINGLE LIFE _____________________ Writing quality + easy of reading = 5* pace = 4* plot development = 4* characters = 5* enjoyability = 4* insightfulness = 4* _____________________ This eArc was provided by Laurence King Publishing Ltd. via NetGalley+ in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much!

  3. 4 out of 5

    The Kawaii Slartibartfast

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was funny, poignant, and fiercely feminist. What if you could go and ask the women of history for advice? Well, now you know! From Wallis to Pocahontas to Josephine questions about relationships are asked an answered. This book was so much fun to read that my only complaint was that it didn't last longer!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mikayla

    Absolutely fantastic. A love letter to women of the past and the present. Funny and real. Styled like a magazine and advice column from each historical lady and chock full of good (and bad) advice. Illustrations are incredible. I want to read this book 100 times.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jesica DeHart

    This book totally cracked me up and gave me a new perspective on some of the fiercest women from history. I learned some sage advice too!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    ***Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*** What an utterly glorious collection of women from the past! I've read tons of books that feature strong, brave women, but this one is by far the most interesting. It is told in the form of Dear Abby letters and features responses by some of the most intriguing women from the past. Most of these women were considered progressive for their time, and honestly, some were deeply ***Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*** What an utterly glorious collection of women from the past! I've read tons of books that feature strong, brave women, but this one is by far the most interesting. It is told in the form of Dear Abby letters and features responses by some of the most intriguing women from the past. Most of these women were considered progressive for their time, and honestly, some were deeply flawed, but I appreciate that this book is taking a more liberal approach to honoring strong women.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Kibblesmith

    This would be a biased review if the author weren’t so objectively funny, thoughtful, well-researched and insightful in her application of historical heroines to modern day relationship drama. The perfect “pick it up and flip through it and then buy two — one for you rbest friend” illustrated giftbook. I just wish she would also turn it into a podcast.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Csimplot Simplot

    Excellent book!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jodi

    We Came First is a humor book that packs serious history and messages of empowerment for women. The premise is relationship advice from women throughout history, from Sappho to Pocahontas to Coco Chanel. Many of the women profiled in We Came First empowered themselves and took charge of their romantic lives even though it was difficult, though some women profiled paid a price for not doing so. Jennifer Wright breaks her book down into categories including Flirting, Dating, Marriage, Break-Ups, We Came First is a humor book that packs serious history and messages of empowerment for women. The premise is relationship advice from women throughout history, from Sappho to Pocahontas to Coco Chanel. Many of the women profiled in We Came First empowered themselves and took charge of their romantic lives even though it was difficult, though some women profiled paid a price for not doing so. Jennifer Wright breaks her book down into categories including Flirting, Dating, Marriage, Break-Ups, and Single Life. Some of the "advice" would be highly questionable (for example, putting laxatives in a romantic rival's lunch a la Nell Gwynn). Much of it is pretty solid underneath the historical framing and jokes. This would be a terrific gift book or a light read for women into feminism and/or history. It is also encouraging for women in all stages of relationships (or no relationship at all). There are heavy footnotes at the end, allowing for further research. The illustrations are delightful. Above all, it proves that women are not made to be passive or conform to a societal mold. Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    This is an advice column written as though famous women of Western European history had written the answers. There are a few women of color scattered about for good measure as well. The answers are based on the women's lives and are witty and cleaver and cute, and when I didn't recognize the women, it made me want to learn more about them, which is a good thing. On one hand I love that the women who are all rather badass, and some I hadn't heard of. But on the other hand, would it have been hard This is an advice column written as though famous women of Western European history had written the answers. There are a few women of color scattered about for good measure as well. The answers are based on the women's lives and are witty and cleaver and cute, and when I didn't recognize the women, it made me want to learn more about them, which is a good thing. On one hand I love that the women who are all rather badass, and some I hadn't heard of. But on the other hand, would it have been hard to find some women from non-european countries? Surely there are some out there that would have written witty answers as well. Fun read. Recommend it, for both the advice, and for the women written about. There are several mistresses I have never heard from. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    L A

    Thanks to Laurence King Publishing Ltd and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a witty take on a self help book with famous women from History taking on the roles of agony aunts answering letters from modern women. It's a fun concept that largely works. The artwork is colourful and funky and the advice given manages to combine history and humour, the turn ons and turn offs in particular made me laugh. There's a wide range of women featured including Thanks to Laurence King Publishing Ltd and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a witty take on a self help book with famous women from History taking on the roles of agony aunts answering letters from modern women. It's a fun concept that largely works. The artwork is colourful and funky and the advice given manages to combine history and humour, the turn ons and turn offs in particular made me laugh. There's a wide range of women featured including Cleopatra, Josephine Baker, Lucrezia Borgia, Sappho and Julia Child amongst many others. Books like this can often be quite corny but this one stays on the right side of quirkiness.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    We Came First by Jennifer Wright is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late September. The strength and self-esteem of well-known historical women and the advice they’d give to others that are in romantic relationships. It's all quite sassier than you might think, in that it’s formatted like an advice column over a two-page spread with a lavish illustration and personal dossier. However, it's not quite for everyone - I'd give it a B+ for effort, A for its colorful and organized look, but a We Came First by Jennifer Wright is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late September. The strength and self-esteem of well-known historical women and the advice they’d give to others that are in romantic relationships. It's all quite sassier than you might think, in that it’s formatted like an advice column over a two-page spread with a lavish illustration and personal dossier. However, it's not quite for everyone - I'd give it a B+ for effort, A for its colorful and organized look, but a hard D for twisting the words of a respected, well-known woman to suit the book’s theme.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Katarina

    Entertaining, fun and funny. I love the tongue-in-cheek style, which delivers empowering information about famous women in a brilliant format. I highly recommend, and also wish it was longer. I was sad to reach the last page. This book was provided to me by Netgalley in return for an honest review

  14. 4 out of 5

    Linsy

    This book is great! I love the vignettes about these amazing women in history. So much I didn't know! Also, I took the quizzes with friends and we had an amazing time doing them, it was seriously great fun!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sugarrr

    This book was very funny !! Loved that I got to learn a little bit about each woman and I looked them up on google afterwards because it made me curious about their lives ! Loved the set up of the book with the little profile.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ppcfransen

    Lovely little tongue-in-cheek book with relationship advice (and advice on life in general) from famous women in history. They indeed came first. I want to gift this book to all my friends, female and male. I read and ARC through Netgalley.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kellie Marnoch

    This was sooooo gooooood.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten never has enough time

    Part agony aunt, part history, all witty and intelligent. I learned a lot about some very cool women and maybe also about relationships too.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Very funny and tongue-in-cheek

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sasha

    Mildly entertaining, but quite forgettable. Reads like a Pinterest board filled with quotes and memes.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lia

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cher

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Carlyle

  27. 5 out of 5

    MsAprilVincent

  28. 5 out of 5

    mg

  29. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Mills

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy

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