In a world where eye cream is made from placenta, Gina Barreca is the lone voice calling out “But wait, whose placenta is it?” In this collection of essays, Gina asks the big questions: Why is there no King Charming? Why does no bra ever fit? Why do people say "cougar" like it's a bad thing? Why do we call it a glass ceiling when it's just a thick layer of men? Barreca packs a punch while rejecting emotional torture, embracing humor, and showing women how they can conquer the world with good friends, sharp wit, and a bit of practical irreverance.
Gina Barreca, Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, wrote Babes in Boyland, They Used to Call Me Snow White but I Drifted and co-authored I’m With Stupid: One Man, One Woman, and 10,000 Years of Misunderstandings Between The Sexes Cleared Right Up with Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York.