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Girlosophy 2 : the love survival kit
Paul, Anthea.
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Publication Information:
Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, [2001]

Physical Description:
xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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HQ1229 .P382 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HQ1229 .P382 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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For every girl or woman who has ever tried to make sense of the patterns in her personal relationships and how it all fits into her individual destiny, this book offers a welcome, fresh perspective. An essential handbook on a favorite topic--love--it will help women understand the wider meaning of love as a tool, a resource, and a force. It encourages girls to love themselves first and then reflect on the significance of love outside the common perceptions of romantic love and its role in their friendships and the world at large. It is a road map for every woman to navigate long-distance relationships, determine the real Prince Charmings, overcome icon infatuations, rediscover childhood dreams, and rule in all affairs of the heart.

Author Notes

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

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The Teen Scene "It's survival of the fittest, especially in matters of the heart. Have you been training?" The sequel to Girlosophy: A Soul Survival Kit, Girlosophy 2: The Love Survival Kit by Anthea Paul, wraps spirituality and self-esteem in a graphically hip package. Based on the seven chakras, and characterized by color photography and sleek design, chapters like Survival, Heart and Unity emanate an aura of cool; a "Girlossary" defines terms like compassion, karma and marriage. A list of Paul's favorite books (e.g., The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama of Tibet) rounds out the volume. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-A companion volume to the visually stunning Girlosophy (Allen & Unwin, 2001), this text examines the role of love and romantic relationships in a "girlosopher's" life. The book features the same dynamic art direction as the first. Gorgeous color photography shows lovely young women and, in some cases, fine young men. Sage and well-meaning advice overlays the photographs. Each picture suits the text and vice versa. Perfectly placed quotes from cognoscenti are liberally sprinkled throughout the texts. Paul's messages are again very sound and will appeal to independent spirits who seek guidance from like-minded women. The text reminds readers to take life seriously while still remaining flexible and to remember that actions have consequences. These lessons and advice come in short bursts with plenty of visual back up. Paul has created another beautiful celebration of young women, and her readers will not be disappointed.-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.