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Life's Too Short: Top tips and insider cheats for the modern girl [Paperback]

Grace Saunders
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29 Mar 2012

Bills, boyfriends, Bikram yoga... nobody said life was easy. But you can make it a whole lot less stressful with this ingenious guide to modern life.

In LIFE'S TOO SHORT, Grace Saunders shares her shortcuts to success at work, at home and at play, along with terrific tips from those in the know. Whether you're a single lady, a committed career woman or a mega-busy mum, this book should be your bible.

Need a quick fix for...

How to plan a wedding without becoming Bridezilla

How to find jeans that don't give you a massive muffin-top

How to move house without having a nervous breakdown

How to ease that agonising shoe spending guilt?

Sit back and relax. LIFE'S TOO SHORT is just what you've been looking for.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (29 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755361830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755361830
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grace Saunders was a fashion journalist and stylist at Elle magazine for six years before becoming a freelance lifestyle journalist and best-selling author of The Fabulous Mum's Handbook and Family Life Made Easy. She lives in North London with her husband and three children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 6 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As a twenty-three year old, I absolutely loved this book. Even though not all of the chapters were relevant to my life (not that I expected them to be) it was insightful and funny and I learnt a great deal from it. Will be passing the book on to my mum - even a wise woman like herself could learn a thing or two from this delightful guide.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful 26 Dec 2011
By Laura
This has the 'honour' of being the only book I've actually ripped up and thrown in the bin. I found the authors tone so condescending it irritated me beyond belief. I imagine this to be written by some weight obsessed fashionista who skips around Notting Hill all day in repetto ballet flats with coloured ribbon tied around her waist. What posesses people like this to preach to others about managing their lives, despite the odd wink and alluding that she's 'one of the girls' how far removed from normality is this person? I didn't read this book in page order but when I stumbled across a recommendation for a 'quick fix' weight loss treatment (after all life's too short!) costing around £1000 I just thought what planet does this woman live on, I mean really???!!!!
The market has long been saturated with these books and this is just trying to cash in. I found the whole tone so annoying I couldn't even inflict it on other people by putting it in the charity bag so enjoyed ripping it up. It's rubbish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheered me up no end! 9 Jan 2012
I have just finished reading this wonderful book so decided to submit my thoughts. I was REALLY shocked to read that horrible review from Laura. She sounds like she's a girl with an axe to grind. If you don't like it, don't read it!!!

I see that Grace has written other books about being a Mum but since I am not a Mum, I'm not going there. But my best mate who is a Mum bought me this for Christmas as she thought I'd like Grace's style.

It's light hearted, very amusing and actually full of some really genius tips.

Laura sounds like she shouldn't be reading Grace's books in the first place. Try a bit of Proust or Brecht, Laura - I think that's more your kind of book.

What I wanted to say is it's January, I've got the blues and this book cheered me up no end. I've already passed it on to my sister in law who is then passing it on to her sister.

I can't recommend it enough. It's made my cold, miserable January really sunny and happy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars life's too short 9 Oct 2011
By missyn
So many genius tips that not only will i be using but i will be passing on to my friends, daughters and work colleagues. Anyone that is time poor needs to invest in this book as it will save you time and money. Brilliantly written and very funny at times, this is going to simplify my life in so many ways. Thank you Grace for your insights.
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Life's Too Short is one of the best advice books I've read all year. Practical but light hearted, funny but clever; Grace Saunders lends her dexterous tongue and searing wit to a multitude of life's problems and, by opposing, ends them. I burst out laughing on the train, shed a tear in the bath and, thanks to Grace, planned a rip roaring success of a hen party. If I have a complaint it's that there arn't enough pages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life's Too Short 11 Oct 2011
By AnnieK
Bought this recently as a relaxed read and honestly, it's got me guffawing out loud (read the section about the discovery of the 'shoe habit'). You get the impression the author is one of those top girlie mates you can't live without rather than some smug self-help guru who's lost all track of reality. The book doesn't take itself too seriously and there are some genius tips in here for living proper,real life. Top book, loving it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life's Too Short 10 Oct 2011
Life's Too Short manages to be both witty and incredibly useful whilst also avoiding patronisation or self importance. From the very beginning Grace Saunders acknowledges that we don't want prescriptive tips on exactly how to live our lives, we need ways to make them easier! This book is the perfect guide for modern women of any age who want to cheat their way through those boring chores (cooking, cleaning, dieting, the list goes on...) and make room for more fun and excitement. As a woman just entering my adult life I know it will serve me well!
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Published on 13 Jan 2012 by ILoveLucy
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Full of indispensable tips written in a witty yet approachable style, Life's Too Short provides brilliant short cuts that bring you that bit closer to... Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2011 by FlowerGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars A great one-stop-shop of handy advice for busy women
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