It's all the stuff your mom didn't teach you because she was more concerned that you become a credit to the race. That's how author Jenyne Raines introduces "Beautylicious! The Black Girl's Guide to the Fabulous Life." Raines, a former editor at Essence, doles out witty tips on dating and fashion, while channeling legendary glam girls like Diana Ross and Josephine Baker. She also takes on taboos: "The black motto has always been that there is no emotional problem so big that alcohol, drugs, Oprah or the church can't solve. Not true." But the book really hums when doling out advice. "Don't mix money, men or Manolos unless you're clear you don't want 'em back," she says. Carrie Bradshaw probably already knew that.

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