I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

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by Alexis Jones, Sophia Bush
     
 

In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose,

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In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! Alexis believes that you’re not broken nor do you need to be fixed. You already are that girl who creates magic wherever she goes, who lives fearlessly, who inspires those around her to dream bigger, and who will leave the world better, just for having been in it.

 
Stop listening to that voice inside your head that tells you you’re not good enough. Stop worrying that you don’t have the perfect body, perfect job, perfect relationship, or perfect anything for that matter. Stop letting other people draw boundaries and limits around your life. And start living the life that you truly want (now!), the one you didn’t think you had the courage to imagine, but the one that’s absolutely possible! Including stories from thirty incredible women, Alexis has compiled everything she’s learned into one complete guide to being That Girl, the best version of you.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"I AM THAT GIRL feels more like having a conversation with your best friend than a cheesy self- help book… it’s hilarious, inspiring with a sprinkle of tough love."

–Hilary Duff


"This book will inspire you to find your own truth and Alexis will hold your hand every step of the way on that awesome journey."

–Kristen Bell


"Alexis Jones is walking the walk and she’s tapped into a community of young women who do the same. This book is filled with revelations from powerful and inspiring women who dance to their own drumbeat."

–Kate Bosworth


"Alexis is here to transform the reality of what it is to be female and I AM THAT GIRL isn't just a book, it's a call to action. It's a manifesto for the 21st century GIRLS movement and Alexis leads this mission with the truest grace and humility. I am honored to call her my friend, and I am honored to follow her lead.”
–Bryce Dallas Howard

Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-04
Debut memoir/self-help book designed to empower the women of Generation Y to discover and pursue their passions. Jones found her calling to inspire girls while starring in Eve Ensler's feminist play The Vagina Monologues. A former contestant on Survivor, the author believes that "everything and everywhere is a stage," and she launched her nonprofit organization, I Am That Girl, to give girls a community to belong to that also reinforces what she says on stage and through social media. Her book offers simple but thorough advice for female readers on how to become their true selves. Jones' close friend Sophia Bush offers a gushing, enthusiastic foreword to the text, which is interspersed with personal revelations from other successful women, along with inspiration quotations from figures such as Kofi Annan and Harriet Tubman. "I owe it to myself to be remarkable," Jones quips, "so I am." Beautiful and poised, Jones fully embraces herself while admitting to her flaws and mistakes. She nudges readers toward the same level of self-acceptance through a variety of methods that range from self-care habits (exercise, healthful eating) to keeping a journal, being responsible for recognizing your feelings, voicing your needs, taking risks and embracing all of life with fearlessness. While many of the author's suggestions are stale or cliché, on the whole, her writing avoids coming across as vapid or condescending due to its accepting, funny and relatable tone. Girls grappling with one or more of the issues covered here may find solace and support in these pages, and that's largely a credit to the book's many short, first-person accounts from women who have faced and, in some cases, are still facing similar struggles with relationships, work and self-confidence. Encouraging and authentic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989322287
Publisher:
Evolve Publishing
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
68,533
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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