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Anne Taintor's Hilarious "I Can't Be Good All the Time' Book

Updated on May 20, 2015

Being Bad Can Feel O So Good

"I can't be good all the time" combines well-mannered women with sassy slogans creating a completely unique and hilarious book for your coffee table or home library. Anne Taintor's beautiful vintage illustrations are perfect for modeling how the well-mannered woman should be. Yet behind those smiling innocent eyes are not-so-innocent thoughts like 'do I feel a sin coming on?' The combination of the two will have you smiling, laughing, and even admitting you secretly share the same feelings.

A Moment From the Book - Because who doesn't love happy hour?

"I Can't Be Good All the Time" Introduction

by Anne Taintor

I haven't always been a bad girl. In grade school I was considered a goody-two-shoes, even the nuns thought so. But life does change one. There were temptations and opportunities, men and marriages, parties and mayhem. Eventually, I realized that I wasn't such a good girl anymore...and that I was having a lot more fun.

I love that my work makes people laugh. I can't take all the credit, though; everyone in my family talks exactly like the women on these pages. I guess it's no surprise that I found myself carrying on the tradition.

Let's face it, being bad is better. In times of doubt, may this book remind you that we can't be good all the time. Besides, who wants to try?

I Can't Be Good All the Time - Find it here

"I Can't Be Good All the Time" holds about 100 illustrations of proper ladies expressing their not-quite-as-proper feelings. These are some of her most-loved works which focus on romance and being a little bad in such a good girl's world.

I Can't Be Good All the Time
I Can't Be Good All the Time

I received 'I Can't Be Good All the Time' from a good friend of mine. I laughed as soon as I saw the cover and fell in love with the humor and vintage illustration style of Anne Taintor. She is amazing as an author because with one picture and few words she will have you laughing. I recommend this book for a friend, a neighbor, a mother, an aunt, actually I recommend it for anyone with a great sense of humor. "I Can't Be Good All the Time" is a book I will be keeping for all time so I hope you will take my evidence and get a copy for your own collection.


More Books from the Anne Taintor Collection - From Happy Hour to Motherhood...Anne Taintor does it all

Looking for a gift for a friend who loves her happy hour? Or a gift for the mother-to-be? Anne Taintor has put together collections for all those must-have moments!

But I want a pony!

Taintor captures the moments of motherhood and gives them a humorous twist. The perfect gift for a new mother, your mother, or for your own amusing collection

I'm So Happy it's Happy Hour: Cocktails for all Occasions

Seductive slogans and well-mannered girls add flair to this cocktail manual. Choose from old favorites all the way to new ones like It's 3. a.m. on a School Night.

I'm Becoming a Mother

A follow-up to 'I can't be good all the time' this vintage collection looks at families, spouses, children, and adds humor to life at home.

Someone Has to Set a Bad Example!

This collection has more than 150 popular works by Anne Taintor on subjects ranging from money to friendship. A hilarious and must-have for the Anne Taintor fan!

Journals with Humorous Anne Taintor Flair - If you're going to write, then write with humor

Anne Taintor's vintage illustrations provide the perfect and hilarious cover for your journal. Choose from 'Spill it Sister!' to 'What Can I Buy Today?' and so much more. These journals also make the perfect gifts, for instance, got a friend who is a shopaholic? Then "What Can I Buy Today?" may be just the right journal for her.

She Had Not Yet Decided Whether to Use Her Power for Good, or for Evil: Anne Taintor Journal
She Had Not Yet Decided Whether to Use Her Power for Good, or for Evil: Anne Taintor Journal

If you have or know someone who has a little bad girl inside then this sassy journal is for her.

Journal: Spill It Sister (Tainted Ladies)
Journal: Spill It Sister (Tainted Ladies)

If you love to make them talk and have something to say then this journal is perfect for you or as a gift.


A Tasty Moment from the Book

A Tasty Moment from the Book
A Tasty Moment from the Book

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      5 years ago

      I don't have the book but it seems to be one that is easy to skim through and most importantly, make you smile.

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      5 years ago

      Sounds like an interesting read. I always like to branch out and try something new. Thanks for the review.


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