Girlosophy: A Soul Survival Kit

Girlosophy: A Soul Survival Kit

by Anthea Paul, Chris L. Jones, Chris L. Jones

“Girlosophy” is a new way of thinking about life that captures the spirit of being a woman in the 21st century. This book is a blueprint for young women seeking to find their own individual truth. It explains all a person needs to know to become a “girlosopher”: an open heart and an open mind, a direct and honest approach, the courage


“Girlosophy” is a new way of thinking about life that captures the spirit of being a woman in the 21st century. This book is a blueprint for young women seeking to find their own individual truth. It explains all a person needs to know to become a “girlosopher”: an open heart and an open mind, a direct and honest approach, the courage to fail, and an understanding of the spirit within. Yoga, meditation, and karma are all noted as essential to re-centering one’s mind and giving young women a spiritual base from which to work. This new philosophy for girls is designed to help them take charge of their destiny and achieve their full potential. Illustrated with vivid photographs of real girls from all over the world, this book provides concise, useful advice about how young women can embrace their physical health, intellectual and emotional balance, individuality, and natural beauty.

Editorial Reviews

Girls Life
A fab gift.
Every young woman should read [it], at least once.
Tiger Beat Magazine
..stuff Drew Barrymore or Julia Stiles would tell you if she were your older sister...
...this tightly written little book is a handy tool for parents...
Just what the doctor ordered: words of wisdom, quotes, and mantras.
Sacramento Bee
Visually stimulating, succinctly narrated.
Melissa Macron-Nitolo
We're talking major Girl Power here!
Patriot Ledger
Visually stimulating...filled with striking photographs of everyday women
Magazine not for Adults
Definitely read this book ladies...keep it handy, it will help you now and many years down the road.
This book can make you smile by just picking it up and flipping through the pages. It is doused with brilliant, vivid images and photographs of women looking energetic, healthy and happy. The text gives short, snappy advice on everything from love to friendship, sorrow, eating, beauty, healing, energy, awareness, growth, spirit, and hope. It offers a philosophy on how to be the best person you can be, and talks about yoga, meditation and karma. It's a manual for life emphasizing the truth and beauty inside all of us, without any dull, didactic lectures. This should be in everyone's library. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Allen & Unwin, dist. by Independent Publishers Group, 319p. illus. bibliog., $16.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Sherri Forgash Ginsberg; Chapel Hill, NC , November 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 6)
According to the author, girlosophy emphasizes intellectual and emotional balance, individuality, physical health, and natural beauty. It is designed to be a new philosophy for girls, providing them with the spiritual, emotional, and practical means to achieve their full potential. The two books are a mixture of advice from the author, excerpts from the writings of well-known philosophers and poets, and references to various religions and new-age thought. The books are rendered visually appealing through the use of multiple fonts, artistically arranged page layouts, and color photographs of girls from all over the world. A Soul Survival Kit endeavors to present common-sense advice to girls in a compact but highly visual format. The author states that her purpose is to provide information to girls at a time in their lives when they are still learning and growing. The Love Survival Kit uses the same format to focus on love and relationships. The author is not authoritative in that she is not educated in this field. She has traveled extensively, enjoyed numerous work experiences, including ski patroller, market consultant, and photo editor. Teen girls will find information in both books to think and talk about, but most of it is not new. The attraction is in the presentation. Middle school and high school libraries should purchase both books and display them prominently with references to the author's Web site at They will not stay on the shelves for long. Glossary. Photos. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P M J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High,defined as grades 10 to 12). 2001, Allen & Unwin, 336p,
— Linda Roberts
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-A beautifully designed book that promotes what Paul calls "a new philosophy for girls." Gorgeous full-color photographs are punctuated with brief, inspirational text. The author urges readers to use the book as a tool to help them realize their true selves and take charge of their lives. One key lesson for would-be girlosophers is that "it's your life-think about it." The highly stylized layouts incorporating colorful backgrounds, numerous clear photos and reproductions, and a variety of fonts in silver, white, and bright shades help to illustrate the various messages. While she makes the point that the women and girls in the photographs, "are not professional models," readers may have a hard time believing her. Similar in scope and flavor to Mindy Morgenstern's The Real Rules for Girls (Girl Press, 2000), this text has a more serious, New Age tone. Between the attractive art direction and the intelligent suggestions for life, this book is a real winner and sure to appeal to teens.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
Girlosophy Series
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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I think it's great to have a book that gives us a spiritual guide to our souls.
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Fantastic book! Great information for everyone.

Meet the Author

Anthea Paul has worked internationally as a stylist, trend forecaster, market consultant, photo editor, and creative director.

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