We Came First
Relationship Advice from Women Who Have Been There
by Jennifer Wright
Pub Date 30 Sep 2019
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Witty, intelligent, and charming, We Came First: Relationship Advice for Women Who Have Been There is the modern guide to seduction and dating for badass women.
In her punchy new book, bestselling author and journalist Jennifer Wright imagines how history’s most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quirky illustrations, and more. From Cleopatra’s approach to seduction to Marilyn Monroe’s thoughts on female pleasure, over 40 relationship dilemmas are rewritten with fun and feisty advice from history’s most iconic women.
History’s most fabulous, revered, and sassy women provide wise counsel about modern life’s romantic complexities, from dating apps, to feminist conundrums, and how not to give a f*ck.
Jennifer Wright is the political editor at large for BAZAAR.com. She's been published in The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Observer, TheNewYorker.com and some publications that don't have New York in their title. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Daniel Kibblesmith.
“No offence to Dear Abby, Dan Savage, Cosmopolitan and every dating advice podcast to ever exist (including mine), you are no longer needed. Jennifer Wright has all of the relationship advice you'll ever need thanks to Zelda Fitzgerald, Cleopatra and Joan of Arc. The fact that it's also whip-smart, incredibly well researched and hilarious are just bonuses!” - Laura Lane co-author of This Is Why You're Single
“Jennifer Wright was among the world's most entertaining historians before she wrote this delightful book, which includes, among other gems, a detailed account of Mary Shelly carrying around her dead husband's heart in a bag. We Came First is a goddamn treasure trove of fun facts." - Lauren Duca, author of, How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics
“Whether you are entering or exiting love’s locked room, Ms. Wright’s witty (and delightfully cockeyed) advice book offers contemporary readers excellent company. Through the imagined voices of Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and many others (who respond to contemporary relationship questions with hilarious, inspiring, and cringe-worthy stories from their own lives), Ms. Wright reminds us that not only are we not alone, but we’ve got all of history on our side." - Iris Smyles, author of, Iris Has Free Time and Dating Tips For The Unemployed
"We Came First is smart, funny, feminist and in true Wright fashion, even delightfully educational! This book would make the perfect present for a friend who needs some guidance and a laugh." - Loryn Brantz Author of the Bestselling board book series, Feminist Baby
"The answers are so spot on that at first I thought Jennifer Wright must have held séances, consulted mediums and used a Ouija board to channel and consult the spirits of these glamorous and powerful women in the afterlife. When I saw her bibliography I realized she must have spent over a year in libraries sleuthing the most relevant answers to love in the world!" - Laren Stover, author of The Bohemian Manifesto and The Bombshell Manual of Style
“A hilarious reminder that the women of the past were just as bold, brave, and unabashedly “difficult” as they are today.” Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality