Wouldn’t it be nice if right after you were born, someone handed you a how-to manual telling you everything you’d need to know to get through life? That way you’d understand, from the beginning, that there are many different types of love, failure’s OK, and certain kinds of men should be avoided at all costs. Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine’s Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female, a hardback with beautiful doodle-like illustrations, isn’t a self-help book, but it will get you thinking about love, careers, money, sex, and more, and the authors hand down pearls of wisdom for everything from doing your taxes without crying to avoiding late-night chocolate binges like helpful friends. [$15.61, Amazon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a copy of Backwards in High Heels, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us a a piece of wisdom that you learned for yourself by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 23. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!