The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know

The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know

by Patricia V. Davis

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ISBN-13: 9781462100644
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 05/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 968,119
File size: 1 MB

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Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bookworm_Lisa on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This really is a book that women should read. I am in awe at the wisdom found in the pages of the book.I don't read many non-fiction books because I prefer to be entertained. I learned some great principles and I was entertained. A big win for me.
DragonLibrary8 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
My thoughts:I wasn't sure what I would think of this book when asked to participate in the blog tour. I am not one to read self-help type books, but I thought I would give it a shot - I knew I would love this book the minute I started reading it! Every woman should read this book, young and old alike. Even women who are blessed with an innate sense of self-worth (the lucky few) should give it a read. I love that Patricia lays it bare, keeps it real, and is honest with herself and her readers! The book is serious and funny, well-written yet a little bit disturbing as you see yourself in stories on the pages. I try to stay away from the "deep thinker" books, as I call them, but I am thrilled that I took the time to check this one out. Sometimes a little thinking is good for your soul.I tend to give books to my students for graduation - some book that I know was meaningful to them while they were in school...now I plan to be giving this one!
l_manning on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I find it a little hard to review a book that is "self-help." I will say that I enjoyed this book a lot! It is a fun, fast read. I agreed with so many points Patricia Davis makes, and I think many others will too. The book is based on a blog post that went viral, and it's easy to see why it became so popular.First of all, some time is spent on the true definition of "diva." We're not talking about someone who is selfish and demanding, ready for their close-ups on any number of reality shows. No, we're talking about confident, self-assured, smart, sexy, and powerful women. In this case, diva is something positive. A diva is never demeaning or rude to others, but they do know how to stand up for themselves when needed. A great deal of time in the book is spent on the issue of self esteem in women. It's a topic that comes up a lot, but then I think it's because a lot of the issues we have as women can be directly related to feelings of self-worth. Or lack there of. Other things that are touched on are being healthy, being financially secure, and being happy in your personal life.The writing is whimsical and fun. I found myself nodding my head in agreement on many things. One of my favorite pieces of advice was to always listen to and learn about many points of view, especially in politics. I think this book has so many good things for women of all ages and in all stages of life. In fact, if you are a more mature woman, the entire last chapter is dedicated to you! I encourage every woman to read this book and find their inner diva.Galley provided by publisher for review.
l_manning More than 1 year ago
I find it a little hard to review a book that is "self-help." I will say that I enjoyed this book a lot! It is a fun, fast read. I agreed with so many points Patricia Davis makes, and I think many others will too. The book is based on a blog post that went viral, and it's easy to see why it became so popular. First of all, some time is spent on the true definition of "diva." We're not talking about someone who is selfish and demanding, ready for their close-ups on any number of reality shows. No, we're talking about confident, self-assured, smart, sexy, and powerful women. In this case, diva is something positive. A diva is never demeaning or rude to others, but they do know how to stand up for themselves when needed. A great deal of time in the book is spent on the issue of self esteem in women. It's a topic that comes up a lot, but then I think it's because a lot of the issues we have as women can be directly related to feelings of self-worth. Or lack there of. Other things that are touched on are being healthy, being financially secure, and being happy in your personal life. The writing is whimsical and fun. I found myself nodding my head in agreement on many things. One of my favorite pieces of advice was to always listen to and learn about many points of view, especially in politics. I think this book has so many good things for women of all ages and in all stages of life. In fact, if you are a more mature woman, the entire last chapter is dedicated to you! I encourage every woman to read this book and find their inner diva. Galley provided by publisher for review.