Kudos to my good friend, author Jennifer Byrne, who just published the very useful and hilarious girl’s guide Fake It: More Than 100 Shortcuts Every Woman Needs to Know. This book makes all those time-sucking tasks — like doing the laundry, baking a homemade dessert for a school fundraiser, and maintaining a socially acceptable level of hygiene (shaving, again!?) — seem effortless!

Check it out, then consider buying a copy for all the women in your life this holiday season!