Lessons in breaking the curse of the good girl-from the bestselling author of Odd Girl Out. Rachel Simmons argues that in idealizing the "good girl" – unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless – we teach girls to embrace a version of selfhood that curtails their power and potential. Drawing on the exercises Simmons herself uses in her work with girls, parents, and educators, The Curse of the Good Girl provides a catalog of practical strategies to foster girls' assertiveness, resilience, and integrity. At the core of Simmons's radical argument is her belief that the most critical freedom we can win for our daughters is the liberty not only to listen to their inner voice but also to act on it. Adults and girls (ages 8 & up) are invited to join bestselling author and Girls Leadership Institute co-founder Rachel Simmons for a fun, interactive back-to-school workshop on getting the most out of friendships and staying true to yourself. With laughter and honesty, Rachel will teach girls powerful strategies to express themselves with authenticity and confidence, deal with friend drama effectively, and make healthy decisions in relationships. Adults will learn tools to support girls on the journey. Bring lots of questions and stay for the book signing! Learn more about Rachel Simmons in this recent article from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/fashion/15Girls.html?scp=1&sq=rachel%20sim.... A ticket to this event admits one parent/daughter pair and includes a signed copy of The Curse of the Good Girl. Only 200 tickets will be sold for this event – don't miss out! Go to http://acappellabooks.com/ev_simmons.asp, come by the store or call us at 404-681-5128. If you cannot attend the reading, but would like a signed copy of The Curse of the Good Girl, reserve one at http://acappellabooks.com/ft_simmons.asp. (jasbro)
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