In Mean Girls Grown Up, Cheryl Dellasega explores why women are often their own worst enemies, offering practical advice for a variety of situations. She introduces you to the "bees" of grade school who, as adults, are still involved in the same harmful dynamic: the Queen Bee, a bully who buzzes from place to place undermining and manipulating others; the Middle Bee, a go-between who spreads gossip or stands by as others do so; and the Afraid-to-Bee who retreats into passivity and is a target for aggression.
Drawing upon extensive research and interviews, Dellasega shares stories from women who have encountered these bees as well as the knowledge of experts who have helped women overcome the negative effects of aggression. You'll hear how adult women can be just as competitive and callous as their younger counterparts, using backstabbing, betrayal, harassment, misrepresentation, and exclusion to wound others.
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Dellasega outlines how women can change their behavior successfully by shifting away from aggression and embracing a spirit of cooperation in interactions with others. Even if bee-type behaviors have plagued you since adolescence, Mean Girls Grown Up will help you let go of aggression or passivity, move on, and create relationships that are healthier and happier for you and the women around you. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I got a lot out of this book. It helped me understand the behavior of some of the women in life. There is a bit of touchy-feely advice later on in the book that I skimmed through... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MaryC
Describes all of the workplace-disrupting women you ever knew, and offers only simplistic non-solutions for disarming their bad-behavior bombs. A disappointing book.Published 8 months ago by ruralta
I followed most of the techniques listed in the book just by instinct in dealing with my Queen Bee at work. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AmazonPurchases
Good read for anyone dealing with adult children probably still living in their parents basement. Still bullies at 45 c'mon get real and grow up. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JGLoo
The book is spot on. Discussed all the important issues surrounding the topic. I highly recommend this book to all that want to better understand the problem.Published 15 months ago by Debra Gilchrist
Having read 4 other books on the topic of woman's abuse of women, all ordered from Amazon, I have to say that this one lends yet more information on the topic. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ralph
I didn't particularly care for the format of the book--mostly a compilation of stories by women who have suffered from relational aggression. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Stephanie