The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons audiobook

The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence

By Rachel Simmons
Read by Christina Moore

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664501560

  • ISBN: 9781664609396

Runtime: 7.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Rachel Simmons is a New York Times best-selling author and the founding director of the Girls' Leadership Institute. The Curse of the Good Girl looks into the phenomenon of the glass ceiling placed on girls who attempt to live up to the standard of being "good." Simmons then shows how parents can help build girls' self-esteem and give them the strength to pursue their goals.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this volume for parents of middle-school daughters, the author of Odd Girl Out observes that girls today still pressure themselves to conform to the old, narrow paradigm of a nice, people-pleasing, rule-following, even-tempered, socially acceptable good girl…Simmons offers instructive tales out of school and workshops, revealing that flawed communication rituals and fear of confrontation contribute equally to a girl's belief that it is more important to be liked than to be an individual.” Publishers Weekly
“Simmons looks at how societal expectations for young women both guide and curtail their development. With sharp, direct insight, she show how perfectionism, distorted thinking, and fear of speaking out all erode girls’ sense of themselves, and she offers plenty of practical tips for parents and other adults charged with helping girls grow up and into themselves.” Booklist
“Simmons, the bestselling author of the acclaimed Odd Girl Out, offers another spot-on cultural critique, this time arguing that girls are developing external resumés but not conflict-resolution skills.” Library Journal
“Simmons explores how encouraging our daughters to be “good girls” (nice, polite, modest, selfless) can undercut their courage and self-confidence, making it hard for them to know what they feel and say what they think…Christina Moore sounds genuinely engaged; she moves easily from dramatizing the book’s plentiful dialogue (produced from interviews) to capably navigating its expository passages.”

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Rachel Simmons

Author Bio: Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. Cofounder of Girls Leadership, a national nonprofit, she is a leadership development specialist at Smith College, and is the Girls Research Scholar in Residence at the Hewitt School in New York. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 7.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English