The Mona Lisa Stratagem

The Art of Women, Age, and Power


By Harriet Rubin

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Now, taking inspiration from a masterpiece of female beauty, mystery, and immortality, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Harriet Rubin reveals a powerful stratagem for finding happiness and fulfillment in midlife and beyond.

Around the time a woman reaches 45, there is one enemy with the power to threaten her confidence, steal her beauty, make her feel invisible, and turn even the pleasures of life against her. That enemy is Time. Most women feel that an essential part of them dies when their youth is gone, yet the reality is women can grow more beautiful, experience new pleasures, and accomplish their best work later in life.

Interweaving stories of iconic women throughout history, Rubin codifies ten tactics–including how to be noticed, how to create circles of influence with you at the center, and how to express talents that have been ripening over decades. In the process, she uncovers the key to mature power, the highest art of leadership.


On Sale
Apr 29, 2008
Page Count
256 pages

Harriet Rubin

About the Author

Harriet Rubin founded the prestigious Doubleday business imprint Currency and she, as its editorial director, published dozens of notable bestsellers. She is the author of the international bestseller The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women. She is on USA Today‘s editorial board and is a consultant to many media companies. She currently lives in Manhattan.

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