What Would Alice Do?: Advice for the Modern Woman
By Lewis Carroll • Lauren Laverne, Foreword
For over 150 years, Alice—the incomparable heroine of Lewis Carroll’s classic novels—has delighted readers young and old with her spirit and strength. And now she’s going to help a new generation of fans navigate life just as she did Wonderland in this beautiful treasury of advice featuring quotes from the unforgettable characters of Wonderland. Whether she’s getting directions from the Cheshire Cat, answering riddles from the Mad Hatter, or keeping her head with the Queen of Hearts, Alice, the original feminist, has much to teach the modern woman about honesty, courage, and making one’s way in a world that doesn’t always make sense.
In this essential collection, Alice demonstrates why rules are meant to be broken, how to handle the most difficult people, how to shatter the glass ceiling and get ahead at work, the art of grace under pressure, the importance of staying true to yourself, and how the best experiences in life come from forging your own path, even if that means chasing a white rabbit down a hole.
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