Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks

Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks

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by Carrie Prejean
     
 

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There’s nothing the liberal media love to attack more than a conservative celebrity. Unless it’s a female conservative celebrity. Make that a beautiful female conservative celebrity.

So, when a California beauty queen had the audacity – the nerve – to stand up for traditional marriage in front of a national televised audience…  See more details below

Overview

There’s nothing the liberal media love to attack more than a conservative celebrity. Unless it’s a female conservative celebrity. Make that a beautiful female conservative celebrity.

So, when a California beauty queen had the audacity – the nerve – to stand up for traditional marriage in front of a national televised audience, well then, the liberal media went crazy. They called her every vile name in the book – while feminists around the country were oddly silent. Like Sarah Palin, Laura Bush, Ann Coulter and so many before her, Carrie Prejean was vilified for not being the modern American woman that NOW had in mind.

But through it all, Carrie Prejean, former Miss California, maintained her composure, courage, faith—and stood her ground. Not many 22-year-old women find themselves thrust into the national spotlight. Fewer still are willing to stand up for what they believe, even when it costs them a national title and subjects them to vicious personal attacks.

In her new book, Still Standing, Carrie gives readers the inside story, and the clear message that conservative women are here to stay. From the pageant’s political and manipulative tactics, to Carrie’s fight against unfair attacks from Hollywood and the media, and her never-before-published conversations with Donald Trump and Sarah Palin, Carrie reveals the story the media didn’t report but America wants to hear. Carrie has a message for Hollywood and the mainstream media – but she also has a message for young women everywhere. Still Standing exposes the media’s hypocritical practice of “free speech for me but not for thee” and shatters the myth that a woman can’t be influential and Conservative.

Carrie Prejean has already been a media sensation. Still Standing proves that she’s more than just a pretty face – she’s a strong woman of admirable religious, political, and moral substance, and she’s one of the leaders in a new movement championing conservative women everywhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596981300
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
11/09/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
201
File size:
323 KB

What People are saying about this

Rush Limbaugh
"It took a twenty-two-year old beauty queen to remind America that there's still such a thing as free speech and that we don't have to kowtow to political correctness. That makes Carrie Prejean more than a beauty queen-it makes her a heroine."
Ann Coulter
"No one can incite the rage of liberals like a sexy Evangelical Christian, and Carrie Prejean is the smoking hottest Evangelical of them all. Facing a frenzy of attacks from liberals for preferring 'classic marriage' to 'new marriage' in her answer at a beauty pageant, Prejean proved that there is no rock like the rock of Christianity. Carrie's admiration for marriage-and her lovely backbone-triggered the liberals' well-known 'fight or flight' syndrome. In this book, Still Standing, Carrie tells all."

Meet the Author

Carrie Prejean was first runner-up in the 2009 Miss USA Pageant and winner of the 2009 Miss California Pageant. She has worked as a professional model, and is active in charitable work for the Special Olympics and church-based ministries. She lives in San Diego.

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Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still Standing is an excellent book and Carrie Prejean does a great job telling her side of the story. She does a great job defending her stance on the issue of homosexual marriage. In the book, Carrie, does a nice job of explaining how she accepts all people, even if she doesn't agree with their lifestyle . Carrie describes how we need to be loving of all people even if we dont agree with them on certain issues. This book is especially good for Christians to read because it illustrates the need to be loving and accepting of people, even if they do things we do not agree with. Carrie describes how, despite the personal attacks, she is able to forgive her critics and still stays grounded in her beliefs and convictions. It is a lessons that we can all learn from, both Christians and non-Christians. People are free to make the choices they want to in life, and it is not for Christians or non-Christians to attack them for how they live their lives. Finally, Carrie describes how she made mistakes in the past but has learned from them and strives to be a better person. That is a lesson we can all learn from. I highly recommend this book to both Christians and non-Christians because we can all learn something from this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of pageants but I am a fan of pop culture. While this book seems to be geared toward teen girls with Christian leanings, the message was clear: everyone should be able to express their opinion no matter how unpopular or politically incorrect. I have no problem with gay marriage or civil unions, but I do believe in free speech and Carrie Prejean's right to give an honest answer when confronted with a question regarding her personal beliefs. All women, whether they be nuns or porn stars, have a right to their voice and convictions.
RichardD76 More than 1 year ago
One would have thought that her publisher would have picked a better ghost writer for this terrible, almost unreadable book. Boring beyond belief, the author refuses to take blame for her behavior of breaking contracts, posing nude, and appearing in a masturbation video (which she does not even cover in the book). Wait till this one appears on the shelves of the local 99 cent store, I give it a month or so to appear there.
Abbie_G More than 1 year ago
15 Minutes of Fame is up Carrie Prejean, former Miss. California uses free speech when answering a gay marriage question on stage. When answering that she believes marriage should be between a man and woman cost her not only the Miss. USA crown, but also her Miss. California crown. I read this book not by choice, but because of our class ethnography project. We have been taught to not let our opinions get the best of us, but my character couldn’t help but questions Ms. Prejean’s morals. To start off with the title is Still Standing, which ironically I couldn’t help but connect this title to the Elton John song. This is ironic because Elton John is happily married to another man. I have no doubt being in a pageant, Carrie must have many gay/lesbian friends, but to constantly remind her readers that she has free speech and can say what she desires, but notes that “not Christian couples” can’t, really made me think. In addition to this, Carrie states, “There are gays outside The Rock and gays who are regular worshipers inside The Rock.” This statement made me mad. How can she say that she is more “christian” or a “better christian” than other worshipers at her own church. I don’t think Carrie Prejean is a role model that little girls should follow. Should our role models constantly blame others for “attacking” them? Through her story she constantly is walking into situations and immediately claiming to be the victim. For example, her leaked photo was blamed on the wind and her not being “ready”. Well honestly, MANY photos were leaked of her topless and a sex tape rose to the surface. This girl does not have christian morals under her belt. Lastly, I want to bring up the point that she wrote the book to let people know her side of the story. She would agree that you shouldn’t judge someone by what the media says and you should get to know the person. Well I couldn’t help but notice her attack on Miley Cyrus for no apparent reason. Her attack was very blunt and didn’t have any evidence to support it. Miss. Prejean have you ever heard of the term “The pot calling the kettle black?” P.S “Irregardless is a double negative.. so STOP using it!!  
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bazulco54 More than 1 year ago
Give you a behind the scenes look into the Pageant World. I didn't know much about Carrie Prejean befor this book at all, but I am definetly glad I took the time to buy this book. Gave me a completely different outlook on the events that took place in her life.
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This book should be listed in the fiction section. This woman is immoral and is a liar. It is sad to see that anyone would believe one word out of her mouth. Please do not purchase this. She is not a role model for anyone, let alone young ladies.
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Ranger23 More than 1 year ago
The story of what happened to Carrie Prejean because she stood up to media bullies, and remained true to her beliefs is outstanding. For those raising a girl or young woman the principles outlined at the end of the book are like a catalog of how to do it right. This is a book that every young woman should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting story. Carrie writes of her experiences dealing with the world of beauty pageants. This itself makes it interesting reading for those who follow these things. She has a real personal story to tell here and it is gripping. Her story includes a message that is inspiring as well. Altogether a book made for reading.
JudithFL More than 1 year ago
This woman is a real piece of work - her book is not however. It is a self serving hissy fit by a delusional and narcissistic airhead. I don't object to her opinion on gay marriage - it is her paranoid rantings about "persecution by the liberal press" and her comparisons of herself, by herself to Sarah Palin and Sonia Sotomoyor that are simply bizarre. Prejean is an egotistical, self absorbed "victim" of nothing except for her own hypocrisy and stupidity .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"still standing" is a very remarkable book. the arthur took a gallant stand for her beliefs and would not back down and wwanted to speak the truth whean asked a simple questian and was and still is persecuted for it. her dad was a vetren in world war 2 and fought for her freedoms as well as her freedom of speech. carrie prejeans book "still standing" should be read by everyone since today everyones constitutional rights and freedoms are being violated everyday. this lady is a great heroine for standing up for her freedom of speech