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Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are and Isn't That Just Like a Man!

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This warm, affectionate duet of essays by two of the early twentieth century's most popular writers is a bit dated but still entertaining.

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"OH, WELL, YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN ARE!"

BY IRVIN S. COBB

Author of "The Life of the Party," "Back Home," "Old Judge Priest," etc.

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY THE CROWELL PUBLISHING COMPANY

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

"OH, WELL, YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN ARE!"

She emerges from the shop. She is any woman, and the shop from which she emerges is any shop in any town. She has been shopping. This does not imply that she has been buying anything or that she has contemplated buying anything, but merely that she has been shopping a very different pursuit from buying. Buying implies business for the shop; shopping merely implies business for the clerks.

As stated, she emerges. In the doorway she runs into a woman of her acquaintance. If she likes the other woman she is cordial. But if she does not like her she is very, very cordial. A woman's aversion for another woman moving in the same social stratum in which she herself moves may readily be appraised. Invariably it is in inverse ratio to the apparent affection she displays upon encountering the object of her disfavor... Continue reading book >>


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