Selected Media Coverage

Simply Irresistible, Ellen T. White’s ravishing recap of the world’s heartbreakers, provides portraits of women who knew how to work it (and a few who are still at it), breaking down their immortal charms into imitable archetypes…Dashing, fun and informative, the book is an spirit-lifting tonic for any woman with a case of the gravity blahs.

The New York Times, Books of Style, Liesl Schillinger, December 30, 2007

A DASH OF wit and a dollop of innuendo help Simply Irresistible transcend its how-to mission. Who knows whether it will help you to “unleash your inner siren and mesmerize men”— it will at least amuse and possibly instruct…The biographical sketches are sharply focused and well researched, and the illustrations are copious and eye-catching—”

New York Observer, Our Critic's Tip Sheet, Adam Begley (Begley the Bookie), January 8, 2008

The allure of various world-class femme fatales — Cleopatra, Jackie O, Camilla Parker Bowles, Angelina Jolie — is dissected in this delectable book.

USA Today, "Love Between the Covers," Dierdre Donahue, January 29, 2008

First of all, the book is drop-dead gorgeous. From its incandescent cover of a reclining odalisque to the sultry siren photographs inside, this is the kind of book you want to keep close by so you can leaf through it. White’s gathered innovative advice and quips from an all-star roster of sirens like Greta Garbo and Angelina Jolie, and she’s also power-packed the book with fun temptress facts. The perfect gift to bring out the siren in all of us. As if we needed any help!

Dame, "February Reads," by Caroline Leavitt, February 1, 2008

Just for fun comes the collected wisdom of seductresses throughout history, compiled by the managing editor of marketing for the New York Public Library. White helps women identify their own sirenlike qualities and assists them in becoming their most enticing selves… Pictures, quizzes, and quotations make this an irresistible read. Highly recommended….

Library Journal, Deborah Bigelow, November 15, 2007

Simply Irresistible: Ellen T. White has a playful new self-help paperback out that entertainingly explores the concept of irresistible women. Her theory is that women can be irresistible, even if they aren't classically beautiful or faultlessly groomed, and she offers mini-profiles of lots of heartbreakers from history to make her point. "A woman can be beautiful at 20, charming at 40 and irresistible all her life," she quotes Coco Chanel as saying.

Baltimore Sun, Books & Magazines, Digest, January 20, 2008