Little Pink Raincoat is a collection of mini-profiles in shopping and romantic courage. A little Coco Chanel, a lot Carrie Bradshaw, with a dash of Maureen Dowd–this hip, hilarious account from Gigi Anders relates her experiences with the dual obsessions of clothing and men. It’s a classic female position for the Sex and the City set. From one very fabulous and elusive little pink raincoat (to woo the commitment phobe) to a pair of very persuasive peach panties (gift from a dazzling doc) Gigi Anders relates her experiences as they deal with the dual obsessions of clothing and men. Ten vignettes chronicling ten choice sartorial items and the ten corresponding boyfriends that would undoubtedly love her stylishly ever after, even if they didn’t. Gigi Anders spied her beautiful little pink raincoat in a Sunday Styles article, and, desperate to obtain one of her own, she proceeded single-mindedly to hunt it down. Six states and approximately seventy-five Gaps later, bliss in the form of a little pink raincoat was hers–a weapon of mass seduction that would surely make her boyfriend swoon. A tasty, universal, uplifting, pop cultural meditation on the things we crave and the lengths we’ll go to get them, Little Pink Raincoat is ten short chapters organized around one freakin’ fabulous and hard-to-come-by item — either clothing or an accessory or a kind of makeup — paired with the hard-to-pin-down man in question at the time of the given sartorial-cosmetic love obsession, and the quest to nail ’em both. The items and boyfriends are all from Anders’ real life, her real (extremely jammed) closet and her bed. More about Gigi Anders: Gigi Anders, Author of the side-splitting memoir Jubana! and Washington Post special correspondent Gigi Anders was born in Havana and so were her Jewish parents. The trio fled Castro’s regime for the United States in 1961. After six months in Miami the family moved to Washington, D.C., where she came of age, and eventually turned to writing. She has written for, among others, Glamour, Allure, Mirabella, American Health for Women, USA Today’s USA Weekend, American Journalism Review, Hispanic, Latina and First for Women.