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Wake Up, American Women: Five Myths That Threaten Our Health and Sanity

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1450293846
ISBN-10: 1450293840
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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (February 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450293840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450293846
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,437,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Philip Henderson VINE VOICE on April 6, 2011
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WAKE UP American Women can help many American women achieve the true legacy they were meant to inherit. The five myths Riggs examines in this book have diluted this legacy.

Andrea Riggs takes the reader to the origin of these destructive myths. Then she gives pathways out of their destructive influence. This is a good book for women of any age. Women over 30 will have experienced all the myths first hand; girls, and younger women, will see how some of these myths are already beginning to affect their choices. Whether you are learning about what is happening before or after the fact, revealing the effects of these myths will help every woman understand that these beliefs are not your destiny . . . the myths can be overcome. These myths do not stand up to careful examination. When you understand how these myths are created and whom they serve, you begin to see options and discover new strategies to attain your deepest desires as a human.

The five myths Andrea Riggs explains and explores in Wake UP American Women will not surprise you. Riggs merely puts them in perspective for closer examination. How many of these myths have affected your life?

1. The Perfect Body = Acceptability
2. The Strong Knight = Desirability
3. The Curse of Aging = Doom
4. The Treasure Chest = Power
5. Other Women = Competition

Andrea Riggs shows the reader that the true legacy of American Women is greater than any of these myths will allow. She recalls the heroic females who paved the way for herself and every American woman. In particular, Andrea recalls the sacrifices of women such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These heroic figures would be disgusted with the power of these myths. These myths go against the path these courageous women opened one-hundred years ago. Accepting these myths diminishes the legacy they intended for American women.
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You bring up wonderful points to help women feel empowered! I was so happy to see you include the Emotional Freedom Technique of tapping. I was introduced to it a year ago, and have found it very helpful and useful. Women need to have access to these things to help us handle the challenges of life. Your book reads quickly and easily and is very well done.
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The author has presented many important issues women and girls face today. She has backed up her findings with excellent research. There is great value for young women and girls provided by the messages in this book.
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I am loving this book...it's very well written. I am impressed with the
depth of understanding about women and their challenges that it depicts.
It includes some history about the very brave women who came before us
and how we are reaping so much from their contributions.
I especially like how the author gives you ideas for change and growth
and practical ways to bring this about. It's an important book for women
of all ages and will help them see things in a new light.
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