Shut up and Dance!: The Joy of Letting Go of the Lead--On the Dance Floor and Off

Shut up and Dance!: The Joy of Letting Go of the Lead--On the Dance Floor and Off

by Jamie Rose


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ISBN-13: 9781585428892
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 924,915
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jamie Rose has been a professional actor for more than thirty- five years. Probably best known for her regular role as Vickie Gioberti in the 1980s prime-time hit Falcon Crest, most recently she has had lead roles in multiple films and numerous television shows, including ER, NYPD Blue, House, and Two and a Half Men. She owns her own acting studio, JRose Studio, and has taught Dramatic Literature and Theater Arts courses for California State University, Northridge. An avid social dancer, Rose is passionate about the Argentine tango, and particularly passionate about tango shoes. She also enjoys West Coast swing, Lindy, salsa, Texas two-step, and basically anything that includes great music and sweating. She has been in love with the same man for more than thirteen years, and has been married to him for the past five, she lives in Los Angeles with him, their cat, Fenway, and approximately twenty-five pairs of tango shoes.

Table of Contents

Prologue x

Introduction: I Am Woman, I Am Strong, So Why Aren't I Happy? xvi

chapter 1 Your First Partner Is You 27

chapter 2 Your Inner Goddess 45

chapter 3 L Is for Listen 65

chapter 4 Take Me to My Leader 101

chapter 5 O is For Open Your Heart 127

chapter 6 V Is For Voice Your Desires 159

chapter 7 E Is For Embrace your Partner 187

Epilogue 209

Resources 214

Acknowledgments 222

What People are Saying About This

Martha Frankel

"In her delicious new memoir, Shut Up & Dance! Jamie Rose turns feminism on its head by relating how she became stronger and more secure by yielding, first on the dance floor and then in real life. Like the tango, the advice in this book is simple, elegant, brilliant, and very sexy."

From the Publisher

"A compulsively readable, refreshingly helpful book about how to get out of a relationship rut. Readers can start putting Rose's suggestions into practice before they even reach the final page."-Hope Edelman, New York Times bestselling author of The  Possibility of Everything, Motherless Daughters

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KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
A book that combines two things that interest me, dancing and relationship advice. As a dancer for most of my childhood and teen years, I love dancing more than most things. I may admit to watching Dancing with the Stars and just wishing that I was a former star, so I could grace that stage with the costumes and dance combinations. So when I heard about a book that uses dance as a platform to convey relationship advice, I was more than intrigued. From the beginning, she had me hooked because I felt like she was talking about me - hard headed, stubborn and a woman who wants to find herself in control all of the time - yep that's me! Thankful for my single years, which made me who I am, they may have also made me a little more self sufficient and needing of control. Through her book, I realized that following the boy's "lead" doesn't mean I am giving up control, it just means we are moving together as a unit as we should be. I would absolutely recommend this book to the ladies of my generation who had a time being single and may have become used to being in control of all the decisions of their lives. We are a generation that didn't go straight from college to married life, but instead we are creating our own homes before we get into relationships - because of this we may not be the most accomodating to "someone" invading our homes and lives!