Don't Be That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within

Don't Be That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within

by Travis L. Stork, Leah Furman
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Overview

Don't Be That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within by Travis L. Stork

Don't worry. This is not that book.

Travis Stork, the handsome and charismatic star of The Bachelor: Paris, has chalked up more dating experience than most men could claim in a lifetime. As an ER doctor, he's also an expert on the psychological and physiological factors involved in mental and emotional well-being. In Don't Be That Girl, he combines his personal experience and professional expertise to help you demystify the self-defeating behaviors that characterize that girl -- behaviors that unfortunately, even if unintentionally, prevent many women from getting the most from their lives and relationships.

Don't Be That Girl cuts to the heart of what makes a woman cross into that girl territory and the red flags that tip guys off to the possibility that, yikes, they may be dating that girl. So who is that girl, exactly? She defies a simple definition. She may be the chameleon who turns into a completely different person the second a guy walks into the room. She could be the girl with the ironclad agenda that she's held to dearly since her first encounter with Modern Bride (and she'll do anything to make sure her plan materializes). Or she's the consummate "yes" girl who is always going along with his every wish. If she's not saying yes, she might very well be a drama queen who is always saying no because she can't seem to live without conflict. Then again, she might not be dramatic at all, just miserable inside, wearing her anger and bitterness as a badge of honor. In short, she's the girl who's trying fruitlessly to be someone she's not -- who's falling victim to the common pitfalls and patterns that lead to that girl behavior -- rather than believing in herself, following her passions, and maintaining healthy priorities.

But Don't Be That Girl isn't all cautionary tales and bad news. Often, the same traits that make a woman that girl are the traits that, at their core, are her biggest strengths -- if she only knew how to refocus them. By drawing attention to and celebrating these positive attributes, Dr. Stork reveals how to cultivate and take advantage of them in ways that will lead you to the confidence and happiness that you deserve. Whether you are in a relationship, hopelessly searching, or somewhere in between, this book will arm you with practical insights so you will never again have to ask yourself, Is it me or is it him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416584742
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,134,037
File size: 210 KB

About the Author

Dr. Travis Stork graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and
earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He currently lives in
Colorado, where he works as an ER doctor. Dr. Stork will be the host of the
highly anticipated Dr. Phil spinoff, "The Doctors," premiering this fall.
Leah Furman has written and cowritten twenty-five books, including Single Jewish Female, The Everything Dating Book, and Generation Inc. She lives in New York City.

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Don't Be That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is garbage, it is clearly meant to make women feel like they are not good enough being who they actually are and feeling the ways they actually feel. He thinks he has women figured out and also thinks that women are all the same. Don't waste your time or money on this book. My guess is the other reviews are written by the authors and their agents.

If you want to understand why you act the way you act read Adam Phillips a real doctor and a real writer with clear insights into the subtleties of self-destructive behavior.
tosean More than 1 year ago
I read the book about two years ago and I didn't know who Travis Stork was at the time. Everyone keeps talking about the cover but that's what drew me in. People often times don't think about the impressions we give out and why our dating lives go the way they do. We like to blame the other person without acknowledging our own faults and actions. It was very insightful and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just another book written by a man who wants to put women back "into their place." Granted there is some ring of truth in this book, however it stereotypes or profiles women; a prejudicial book.
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Lostandhappy More than 1 year ago
Don't listen to the other reviews. I read this book after getting out of a long-term relationship, and this guy really knows what he's talking about. He breaks it down into 5 different typical types of girls, and he's not demeaning at all about any of them. Sometimes you meet all of the points for one, sometimes you only meet some. You might not meet any for one or two of them. But I think every girl does hold some of these qualities. He points out the flaws in each one - which, when you've already realized the person he's describing sounds just like you - is kind of disheartening. But don't worry, he also shows the good points of people with these qualities (which will definitely make you smile!) and also gives easy, practical steps as to how you can better yourself. (And they're almost always a lot of fun, too!) This is an amazing book that I think every teenager, twenty-something, or any woman who wants to be married someday should read!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book looks a bit comical if you were to judge by the cover but it was so very inspiring and very motivating. I have been THAT girl so many times and I have many friends that have been through it too. Being 'lost', 'desperate', or the ever infamous 'drama queen'. Suitable for women of all ages this is a classic in the making. Its so easy to read, it felt like he was talking directly to me and I know it sounds cliche but I am a new girl-I'm sorry-WOMAN after reading this! No more drama queen here! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read other books in the past that pretty much just tell you that if he's 'just not that into you' then that is pretty much that. This book goes into why he may not be or scratch that, why you may not be that into you!! This book opened my eyes to situations I was putting myself in thinking I was doing everything right when I was only driving myself crazy and not paying attention to what is right for me. Basically, all girls need to take a second and just chill out and re-evaluate our dating habits. This book takes a deeper, yet simplistic look into a guys point of view and yet makes you think, wow...I may have stopped dating guys like this in the past that were really just making the same mistakes I've been making myself. I can't go on more about how much I've enjoyed this book and I believe dating will be a lot less stressful in the future than I've been making it out to be! It's about having fun and doing what makes you happy! I will say one thing though, I purchased this book in hard cover and felt a little embarrassed in Barnes and Noble being That Girl reading That Book. At work, I took the cover off only to reveal a bright hot pink hard cover. I only wish the color of the covers were a little more discrete although it is what caught my eye in the book aisle :' So it's a win/win situation. Love it !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had it on my mind,ever since that day i watched the show of DR.Phil,i think that every woman needs a bit of straighting up no one ever has what it takes to be perfect and it is good that we all need a little bit of help. what a great book write some more for us women Dr Travis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't even know whay I was doing wrong until I read this book!! Very Helpful tips from a mans point of view. Now I can finally figure out how to live for myself.