There’s a lot a girl needs to know as she grows up and makes her way in the world. Having a reference guide of practical how-to life skills and character traits can empower her to become a confident and capable woman. Coauthors Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer this collection of step-by-step instructions on 100 things girls need to succeed, including how to
– introduce yourself
– change a flat tire
– respectfully break up with a guy
– behave during a police stop
– create a personal budget
– clear a clogged drain
– iron a shirt
– sharpen kitchen knives
– and much more
In fact, if it’s in here, it’s an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident women. With great illustrations and sidebars of advice from world-class experts, this all-in-one reference tool for young women in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.
Wow! I haven’t posted any book reviews in a little while. I guess it’s time to change that. Life has just been busy for me and time has gotten away from me!
Anyway, now to the book review.
This was an interesting book about basic skills women need to “conquer life” as the title says. Skimming through this book at first, I found it to be full of many different skills, from talking to a guy to sharpening kitchen knives. To be honest, it was fun to see what kind of skills I already knew and what skills I didn’t.
There was one little downfall to this book. While they talked about the skills women should know, they didn’t fully explain each and every one. For a few of the skills, if I wanted to learn them, I would have to ask someone else how to do it or look it up online.
However, it was still a good “manual” for girls to look through!
The cover is kind of plain, so I’m going to give it 4 stars. The cover really fit the book that was inside it.
As for the book itself, I’m going to give it 3 stars. I was impressed with some areas of the book, and not as much impressed with others. However, I would still recommend it as a good, simple manual to “conquering life” as a girl/woman.
Title: The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Life: How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy, and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive
Author: Erica and Jonathan Catherman
I received this book from the Revell Division of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
This review was written in my own opinions and words.