Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. This is why little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cinderella #251 The Cinderella Rules by Kauffman, D.


Cinderella #251 The Cinderella Rules by Kauffman, D. 
Note: Not for kids.
Glitter and pizazz, girls, glitter and pizazz!
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Darby. When she was eleven years old, and her baby sister, Pepper, was not even one yet, their mother died. Their father was rich, however, and maintained a series of housekeepers to care for the girls. They grew up lonely, if in splendor. Two decades later, the sisters have a fractious relationship. In Ch. 1 we learn what Darby really thinks about her sister, during a phone call. "I get the picture.' Darby broke in, trying like hell not to visualize a Braziian guys with brown, stringy coconut balls hanging between his legs." When Pepper had a boyfriend, it usually lasted "about as long as the standard hotel-sized bottle of shampoo". Then we learn the Cinderella Rules. For example, Rule #1: Make decisions with care, because, in the end, yiou have only yourself to blame for the outcome." Rule #5: There is a time and place for everything. However, it always pays to be aware of potential..." Rule #7: "On matters of importance, be aware that tose closest to you may not posess the clarity of mind to provide an objective opinion..." Rule #10: You will deal with others who wear smiles on their faces but but carry malice in their hearts..." Rule #17: The heart is a fickle thing. It doesn't always require extensive time or deep analysis to make up its mind on what it wants. It can happen in a blink. Be prepared..." Rule #21: Sometimes, we're called upon to perform tasks that fall well outside our comfort zone. Just remember that nothing was ever gained by not trying..." And finally, Rule #24 "Occasionally, the right thing does happen at the right time. And you do get a second chance. For heaven's sake, don't screw it up!"
From Kaffman, D. The Cinderella Rules (2004) New York: Random House
Notes: Funny, sexy, a great book to take along on a plane ride or vacation, when you want a can't-put-it-downer.

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