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Author Rubin, Harriet, 1952-

Title The princessa : Machiavelli for women / Harriet Rubin.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Dell Trade Paperbacks, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  646.7 R896P    Check Shelf
Description ix, 190 pages ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-184).
Contents Letter from the Machiavella I have become to the reader, the Princessa of a troubled, embattled domain -- Book of strategy -- Book of tactics -- Book of subtle weapons -- Epilogue: Strategy for a wild peace.
Summary Showing women how to use their intrinsic skills-sensitivity, emotional depth, and selflessness-to achieve success, Rubin provides the prescription for changing the rules, empowering women to use and be recognized for these inherent strengths. A legacy of leadership for women only. For centuries men have used the lessons of Machiavelli's The Prince to gain and hold power. Today's women, struggling to succeed in a man's world, must learn a crucial lesson of their own: men and women are not equal-and that is a woman's greatest strength. From the wars of intimacy to battles of public life, whether confronting bosses, competitors, or lovers, the greatest power belongs to the woman who dares to use the subtle weapons that are hers alone. This provocative work urges women to claim what they want and deserve, offering a bold new battle plan that celebrates a woman's unique gifts: passion and intuition, sensitivity and cunning. It draws from history's legendary female divas and poets, saints and sinners, artists and activists-who, armed with a desire for justice and a spirit of outrageousness, achieved their impossible dreams. Their lasting legacy is codified in The Princessa: act like a woman, fight like a woman, and life will be yours to command.
Subject Women -- Psychology.
Women -- Life skills guides.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
ISBN 0440508320 paperback $9.95
Standard No. 9780440508328
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