[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: Book review?

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 20 19:27:35 UTC 2008

I think it sounds terrible with it's mentions of décor and special  
"shopping!" chapter. I really don't see this sort of stuff as being  


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On 20 Nov 2008, at 17:03, Cathy <cathy at zareason.com> wrote:

> I would! I nearly raised my hand (literally) when I skimmed the  
> email: "Pick me! Pick me!"
> In my previous career I worked as a writer (pen name) and appreciate  
> the style of writing used in the Geek Goddess. Plus, it sounds like  
> something that would resonate with me and my circle of friends.
> Let me know if I can review it. Thanks,
> --Cathy Malmrose, CEO ZaReason, Inc.
> www.zareason.com
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 7:22 AM, Elizabeth Bevilacqua  
> <lyz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 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>
> Hi!
> 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.
> *Thanks!*
> -------- 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
> <http://www.oreilly.com/emails/press/geek-goddess.html>.
> 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 com 
> es
> 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
> www.geekgirlfriends.com.
> *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
> Goddess*
> By Christina Tynan-Wood
> December 2008, 344 pp
> ISBN 9781593271879, $24.95 USD
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