Most of the stories in the "Women's Lies" are united by the theme of lie, with which Zhenya is confronted at different times and under different circumstances. Or rather, by the theme of fiction that embellishes the daily life and makes it brighter, more dramatic, easier to swallow. As Ulitskaya herself says: "The most funny thing about this book of lies is that it is the most veritable of all the books I've written."
In the last part, "The Art of Living," Zhenya is already a mature, energetic and ambitious woman who has achieved success in her profession. Then a disaster will change everything ... The book is both simple and complex, and merry and sad ... Ordinary people, familiar situations, but what an exciting journey through life with its twists! It is accompanied by shrewdness, wisdom and magnificent style.