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We Came First

Relationship Advice from Women Who Have Been There

Jennifer Wright


The modern guide to seduction and dating for badass ladies, Jennifer Wright’s We Came First offers the ultimate relationship advice from the women who have been there. 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. In her punchy new book, bestselling author Jennifer Wright imagines how history’s most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quizzes, quirky illustrations and more.

Ever wondered what Cleopatra would have to say about making the first move? Or how Grace Kelly would recommend making your feelings known? This book champions the complicated love lives of the women who came first. Some of it bad(!) – all of it relatable – advice from history’s most audacious agony aunts includes:

Amelia Earhart on Keeping your identity

Marilyn Monroe on Pleasing yourself

Marie Antoinette on Rising to the occasion

Queen Victoria on Motherhood

Eleanor Roosevelt on Keeping your career

Frida Kahlo on Having your own space

Dorothy Parker on Overcoming heartbreak

Greta Garbo on Breaking an engagement

Pocahontas on Having a voice

Jane Austen on Self-sufficiency

Coco Chanel on Defying expectation

Jackie Kennedy on Dealing with infidelity


With hilarious quizzes on:

Which flirty era you belong to

What your engagement ring will look like

Who your celebrity partner would be

How you should mend your broken heart

Your must-have single woman item


We Came First is the perfect gift for those looking for relationship advice (from the women who have been there!).

“…expert advice from historical icons” Flavorwire Book of the Week

“I hope you can use it to dispel myths about dainty, delicate ladies of the olden days and champion the complicated love lives of the women who came first. In every sense of the phrase.” Jennifer Wright

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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.