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