Girlosophy: Real Girls' Stories

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This vibrant collection features the stories of more than 30 real girls, from Australia to Brazil and from the United States to England, whom Paul encountered on her international travels. They share their different experiences, personal philosophies, hopes for themselves, and dreams for the future, revealing the wisdom of young women as they face the reality of life in the 21st century. Teenagers will relate to these remarkable young women as they speak of universal issues of family, love, work, and school. And...
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Overview


This vibrant collection features the stories of more than 30 real girls, from Australia to Brazil and from the United States to England, whom Paul encountered on her international travels. They share their different experiences, personal philosophies, hopes for themselves, and dreams for the future, revealing the wisdom of young women as they face the reality of life in the 21st century. Teenagers will relate to these remarkable young women as they speak of universal issues of family, love, work, and school. And girls will be inspired by the unique sense of purpose, destiny, and spirituality that the profiled girls discuss. Beautifully designed and richly illustrated, this volume puts the spotlight on the amazing girls who live in everyone's midst, providing real, accessible role models.
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This is overall an interesting book, with many different views on how life should be lived. It is eye opening to read about the various girls from numerous walks of life, but it is not the kind of book that one can get engrossed in and read in one night. Many generalizations about girls in the current generation are made that aren't always true. Not every girl idolizes movie stars, worries about being paper thin, and has totally wrong views on life. But in the final outcome, this book will appeal to girls who like reading other girls' views on life. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Allen & Unwin, 192p.; Photos., Ages 12 to 18.
—Rebecca Moreland, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-Paul and the art direction team from the "Girlosophy" series are back with a new offering for the self-help and spirituality shelves. While no less visually stunning than the previous titles, this one lacks the literary spark of the earlier books. The author interviews and profiles 23 women from primarily the Southern hemisphere and shares their worldviews and philosophies. These individuals, with wildly diverse backgrounds and careers, all share a similar outlook and a New Age sensibility. Most of them are in their 20s and 30s. The profiles are a bit long-they average about eight pages-and can be difficult to read as the text of varied fonts and colors is laid over backgrounds incorporating photographs. The inspiring first-person narratives feature short bursts of almost stream-of-consciousness writing. Devotees of the series will still be drawn to Paul's signature style.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781865089065
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Girlosophy series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,054,712
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Anthea Paul is the author of the Girlosophy series and the coauthor of 21st Century Goddess. She has worked internationally for several major magazines, including Gear, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Surf Girl, and Town & Country, and her writing has appeared in Seventeen. She has worked professionally as a stylist, trend forecaster, market consultant, and creative director.
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