Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back

Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back

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by Katherine Schwarzenegger
     
 

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"A study found that 53 percent of thirteen-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. By the time these girls are seventeen, that number will reach 78 percent. I hope I can play some small role in creating a positive message for all you young girls, so you'll understand that the size you wear has noting to do with your self-worth and beauty or who you

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"A study found that 53 percent of thirteen-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. By the time these girls are seventeen, that number will reach 78 percent. I hope I can play some small role in creating a positive message for all you young girls, so you'll understand that the size you wear has noting to do with your self-worth and beauty or who you really are on the inside. We can only gain true happiness by loving ourselves-or learning to Rock What You've Got!"

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Publishers Weekly
One would be forgiven for assuming that the daughter of actor, bodybuilder, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver has led a rarified and privileged life, free of strife about issues typically associated with adolescence, like body image, sexuality, and self esteem. But Schwarzenegger, currently an undergraduate at USC, uses her platform to share her experiences in a debut that rides the line between self-help and memoir. Her goal is to mine her own journey in order to empower women, and she wisely discusses eating disorders, birth control, and other hot-button issues in a direct, candid tone complimented by statistics, expert opinion, history, and insight from other women who have struggled with these concerns. "For Moms Only" boxes underscore the important positive role that mothers need to play and offer tips on helping daughters achieve confidence and a positive self- image. Despite the name on the spine, this is girl power from one (relatively) normal young woman to another.
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Library Journal
As a preteen American girl, Schwarzenegger, daughter of the California governor, told her mother she thought herself "fat, ugly, stupid, and totally disgusting." After struggling for ten years with self-image issues, she has come out on top and wants to share with other girls how to get through physical changes, ignore media's profit-driven images, and develop one's inner beauty. A chapter for mothers warns them not to hold their daughters to society's physical standards or to become food police by constantly commenting on what their daughters eat or don't eat. Schwarzenegger writes in a style that will appeal to most teens and their moms. Despite the author's link to a celebrity family, this book definitely stands on its own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401341435
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Schwarzenegger is a twenty-year-old junior at USC. This is her first book.

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Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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Devin Fourqurean More than 1 year ago
hey so i was reding this book and i loved it. it was soo good i love this book thank you kristen