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Girlosophy : a soul survival kit
Paul, Anthea.
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Publication Information:
Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, [2000]

Physical Description:
xiv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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HQ1229 .P38 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"Girlosophy" is a new way of thinking about life that captures the spirit of being a woman in the 21st century. This book is a blueprint for young women seeking to find their own individual truth. It explains all a person needs to know to become a "girlosopher": an open heart and an open mind, a direct and honest approach, the courage to fail, and an understanding of the spirit within. Yoga, meditation, and karma are all noted as essential to re-centering one's mind and giving young women a spiritual base from which to work. This new philosophy for girls is designed to help them take charge of their destiny and achieve their full potential. Illustrated with vivid photographs of real girls from all over the world, this book provides concise, useful advice about how young women can embrace their physical health, intellectual and emotional balance, individuality, and natural beauty.

Author Notes

Anthea Paul has worked internationally as a stylist, trend forecaster, market consultant, photo editor, and creative director.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-A beautifully designed book that promotes what Paul calls "a new philosophy for girls." Gorgeous full-color photographs are punctuated with brief, inspirational text. The author urges readers to use the book as a tool to help them realize their true selves and take charge of their lives. One key lesson for would-be girlosophers is that "it's your life-think about it." The highly stylized layouts incorporating colorful backgrounds, numerous clear photos and reproductions, and a variety of fonts in silver, white, and bright shades help to illustrate the various messages. While she makes the point that the women and girls in the photographs, "are not professional models," readers may have a hard time believing her. Similar in scope and flavor to Mindy Morgenstern's The Real Rules for Girls (Girl Press, 2000), this text has a more serious, New Age tone. Between the attractive art direction and the intelligent suggestions for life, this book is a real winner and sure to appeal to teens.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.