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Fake It

More Than 100 Shortcuts Every Woman Needs to Know

No one is perfect—but everyone can fake it

Let's get real. At one point or another, every woman has had to fake it—how else would we get everything done in a mere twenty-four hours? Fake It makes all those time-sucking tasks—such as doing the laundry, baking a homemade dessert for a school fundraiser, and maintaining a socially acceptable level of personal hygiene—seem effortless. With more than 100 shortcuts and wonderfully constructed white lies, you'll be able to fake it all, including:

  • An immaculate bathroom when the in-laws visit
  • Flawless skin for that big night out
  • Liking a crappy dinner at a friend's house
  • A tidy car on carpool day
  • Knowing the answer to your client's question
  • And yes, of course, faking an orgasm

So whether you're asked for your opinion about a stomach-turning outfit, really not feeling it in bed, or just too tired to clean the house, Fake It will give you the foolproof advice you need to get through all of life's situations.

Photograph by David Mullin

Jennifer Byrne writes humorous essays, satire, and journalism. She is the author of Fake It, The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom, and The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, The Second City Network, National Lampoon and more. She lives in New Jersey.

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