[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: Book review?

Elizabeth Bevilacqua lyz at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 20 15:22:20 UTC 2008

Ronnie Tucker from Full Circle Magazine (FCM) dropped me this email,
the review of "How to be a Geek Goddess" from No Starch Press would be
for FCM.

Anyone interested?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ronnie Tucker <ronnie at fullcirclemagazine.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:07 PM
Subject: Book review?
To: Elizabeth Bevilacqua <lyz at ubuntu.com>


Would you, or any of the Ubuntu Women, be interested in reviewing the
book below? If so, lemme know and I'll ask Travis if he can send out a
review copy straight to whoever wants to review it. If the person
finds the book particularly good then they can keep it, failing that
they can let me know and I'll pose a question, in the issue with the
review, to win the book, but it'd be up to the reviewer to send it to
the winner.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        How to be a Geek Goddess--New from No Starch Press
Date:   Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:45:11 -0800
From:   Travis Peterson <nostarchpr at oreilly.com>
To:     ronnie at fullcirclemagazine.org

If you cannot read the information below, click here

O'Reilly | No Starch Press <http://nostarch.oreilly.com>For Immediate Release
CONTACT:        Travis Peterson
nostarchpr at oreilly.com <mailto:nostarchpr at oreilly.com>
415.863.9900 x300

/How to Be a Geek Goddess/—New from No Starch Press
/Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style/

How to Be a Geek Goddess
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> *San Francisco, CA,
November 13, 2008*—Men and women rarely think alike, and when it comes
to technology, their differing wants and needs are often glaringly
apparent. If we are to believe the stereotypes, men are obsessed with
acronyms and the size of their hard drives. On the other hand, women
use technology to get things done as they struggle to work, shop,
email, raise children, and host perfect dinner parties, all at the
same time.

How to Be a Geek Goddess
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> (No Starch Press
<http://www.nostarch.com/>, Dec 08, 344 pp, ISBN 9781593271879) shows
every woman how to sort out the complicated world of technology.
Whether she's buying a computer, shopping for a cell phone, trolling
electronics aisles, or simply surfing the Internet, How to Be a Geek
Goddess <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> makes sense of
it all with wit, intelligence, and attitude. "This book proves beyond
a shadow of a doubt that Christina Tynan-Wood totally gets where men
and women divide in terms of technology," said Jonna Gallo Weppler,
senior editor at /Family Circle/ magazine. Weppler praised How to Be a
Geek Goddess <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> as a
"comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide" and advised readers to "buy
this book now."

"I decided to write this book so that I could answer the questions my
girlfriends asked me about technology all at once," explained author
Christina Tynan-Wood. "Women are working, raising kids, taking care of
parents, and running businesses as well as homes. They need
time-saving and organizing tools, but they also need to grasp
technology in order to help their kids navigate it."

With practical, clear, and down-to-earth insight, readers learn how to:

  * Buy the right computer to fit their needs, decor, and budget
  * Surf the Web with confidence, organize schedules, and manage finances
  * Master email, cell phones, and instant messaging
  * Keep family members safe from spyware, viruses, stalkers, and
    phishing scams
  * Connect with friends, grow their professional networks, or find
    that special someone online

How to Be a Geek Goddess
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> will show readers how
to expertly join the Web conversation, start a blog, and solve many
common technical crises. "This book is as much a manifesto on female
techno-empowerment as it is a book on how to use technology," explains
Tynan-Wood. In no time at all, readers will become the tech-savvy
girlfriend on all of their friends' speed dials.

*For more information, to schedule an interview, or to request a
review copy of How to Be a Geek Goddess
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879>, contact Travis
Peterson at No Starch Press (nostarchpr at oreilly.com, +1.415.863.9900,
x300), or visit www.nostarch.com.*

*About the Author*
Christina Tynan-Wood has published hundreds of articles on technology,
parenting, and education in her 15 years as a working writer. She has
written for /Family Circle/, /Parenting/, /This Old House/, /USA
Weekend/, /Edutopia/, /Working Mother/, /Scholastic Administrator/,
/Family PC/, and /Popular Science/ and has contributed regular columns
to both /PC World/ and /PC Magazine/. Christina has won multiple
awards for business and investigative journalism. She blogs at

*Additional Resources*
Chapter 5, "Shopping!" <http://www.tinker.tv/download/geekgoddess_ch5.pdf> (PDF)
Table of contents overview <http://www.nostarch.com/geekgoddess_toc.htm>
Detailed table of contents
<http://www.nostarch.com/download/geekgoddess_dtoc.pdf> (PDF)
Index <http://www.nostarch.com/download/geekgoddess_index.pdf> (PDF)
Large cover image <http://www.nostarch.com/geekgoddess_big.htm>

How to Be a Geek Goddess
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879>*How to Be a Geek
By Christina Tynan-Wood
December 2008, 344 pp
ISBN 9781593271879, $24.95 USD
order at oreilly.com <mailto:order at oreilly.com>

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*About No Starch Press*
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