- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: Orchid Press (June 3, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981972608
- ISBN-13: 978-0981972602
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mean Girls, Meaner Women: Understanding Why Women Backstab, Betray, and Trash-Talk Each Other and How to Heal Paperback – June 3, 2009
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hurtful behavior between women is rooted in self hate. The authors spend many pages citing cultural/societal influences that
demean women and, in their view, contribute to that self hate. I am in my 60's and found these pages to be statements of the obvious -- things any aware, intelligent woman in American society can easily enough discern on her own without a need for this book. I also found the writing to be boring and repetitious in many places. The brain research as of 2009 was contained in a few pages and interesting, but one can get current information online. I cannot recommend this book to anyone frugal. I believe you will find much more professional material in other texts.
and oft times unresolved question
that afflicts a majority of girls and women
who are 'left out', bullied, ostracicized, harrassed
and demeaned by 'their sisters'(gender)
Reading this book will not 'even up the playing field' and eradicate
the cultural/social basis for the historical acts of debasing that
is routine among girls and women,
but it offers comfort in one's understanding the 'why' and hopefully
removes the internalized question that absords...nay 'rules' females
as they struggle with their self worth and images...
All young girls can benefit from reading this book
to be reminded as they grow into women
to demonstrate kindness to all 'sisters'.
This book is not about how to survive a demon woman or a group of them, this book is about recognizing what we are doing to each other and why and how to break the cycle. I plan on buying several copies for Christmas gifts in an effort to spread the word to all of the fabulous women in my life (sisters, cousin, friends...) about how we can finally end the hurtful competitiveness and act of maliciousness towards each other (women vs. women).
We finally have no excuse not to recognize how our behavior affects other women...some of the findings are absolutely shocking and quite saddening...but there is hope and we don't have to continue putting on a show for the sake of seeming like the best, the sexiest, the whatever superlative you want to insert here...
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Good resource. Thought we would have come farther in 50 years to be a kinder, nicer, more developed human being.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This "Mean Girls, Meaner Women: Understanding Why will be very much so informative information reading on dealing with very hard difficult challenging girls in the work place &... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary Jo Gramann
I was bored stiff... took it on vacation and found it dry and generally not a good read... Dr.Phil pumped this book and so purchased it as have a former friend who fit this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Angela Sue Erhard
Dr Erika Holiday shows her knowledge in this book , a must read .. with love Varant MajarianPublished 12 months ago by Majarian Publishig
This book really sheds light on why women can be so vicious towards their own kind. If you've ever wondered, "What is her problem?" then read this.Published 17 months ago by Vikas Nath
Didn't feel it gave good advice. I threw it away! Didn't even want to forward it to a friendPublished 17 months ago by Sandra Crowell