The Curse of the Good Girl

  • by Rachel Simmons
  • Narrated by Christina Moore
  • 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rachel Simmons is a New York Times best-selling author and the founding director of the Girls' Leadership Institute. The Curse of the Good Girl looks into the phenomenon of the glass ceiling placed on girls who attempt to live up to the standard of being "good". Simmons then shows how parents can help build girls' self-esteem and give them the strength to pursue their goals.


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Customer Reviews

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Now I Understand

"Assertiveness!" A review screamed at me. I bought the book because I wanted to better myself and therefore my daughter in this way. While reading this book, I was taken on a roller coaster. Each hump of the roller coaster was a new emotion. The book took a deep dive into a culture I had grown up in, experienced, and felt the repercussions of... But never stopped to carefully examine. The book touched on assertiveness and so many more skills lost to girls with the narration quickly bringing you through each chapter. I highly recommend this book to anyone that seeks to understand what it means to be a perfectionist, has felt misunderstood, wonders why they feel attacked in confrontation, or doesn't feel listened to. If I could sum it up in one word...enlightening.

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- Michael D.

Best book for mom's of daughters that I have read

This book is absolutely fantastic! I have a 12 yr old daughter who is struggling with her friendships and listening to the book helped me understand "girl culture" as I never did before. I felt like I should have been taking notes throughout the entire book. Great advice for helping my daughter and myself to become more emotionally aware and authentic in our relationships with others. I highly recommend this book!
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- Wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books