"What Every Woman Should Have"
* One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you've come.
* Enough money within your control to move out and rent a place on your own, even if you never want or need to.
* Something perfect to wear if an employer or the man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
* A youth you're happy to move beyond.
* A past juicy enough that you're looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
* A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
* A good friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
* Eight matching plates, wineglasses and a recipe for a meal that will make your guests feel honored.
* A good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
* A feeling of control over your own destiny.
"What Every Woman Should Know"
* How to be in love without losing yourself.
* How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the relationship.
* When to try harder and when to walk away.
* How to kiss a man in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn't want to happen next.
* What you would and wouldn't do for love.
* That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it's over.
* How to live alone, even if you don't like it.
* Who you can trust, who you can't, and why you shouldn't take it personally.
* Where you can go - be it your best friend's kitchen table or a place hidden in the woods - when your soul needs soothing.
* What you can and can't accomplish in a day, a month, and a year.