Item description for Girl Truths by Andrea Carey...
Overview Though aimed at teenagers and preteens, this is a fun book for girls and women of all ages. It has no agenda to push; its purpose is to present simple, unadorned truths to girls about what they need to know about life.
Publishers Description GIRL TRUTHS attempts to capture and articulate the essence of girlhood and what it means to be a girl" in our time."
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Studio: Cumberland House Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 7.56" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher CUMBERLAND HOUSE #572
ISBN 1581824637 ISBN13 9781581824636
Availability 0 units.
More About Andrea Carey
Andrea Carey works at an area elementary school and does layout and design for a family-owned publishing house. She was born in Metairie, Louisiana, but moved throughout the eastern United States until settling in Nashville, Tennessee. She lives there with her husband, fellow author and journalist, Bill Carey, her dearly loved son Will, and her daughter and inspiration - Lauren Michael. This is her first book.
Andrea Carey currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Andrea Carey was born in 1967.
Reviews - What do customers think about Girl Truths?
A reader perfect for browsing and ideas. Oct 8, 2006
GIRL TRUTHS gathers thoughts for girls of all ages and comes from women who remember their childhood. Daily affirmations and admonishments impart wisdom and ideas that women wish they'd have learned younger, making for a reader perfect for browsing and ideas.
Wisdom to be shared with young women in your life Jul 28, 2006
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (7/06)
Andrea Carey has collected bits of wisdom both she and her mother learned through out their life. Rarely do we take time to truly learn who our mothers are. Even more rarely do we take time to truly listen to what they've learned from life. Instead we prefer to learn our wisdom the hard way. Ms Carey originally wrote this book for her daughter. "We wanted to be able to leave a record--to say, `These are the things we want you to know,' even after we were no longer here to say them." This book contains "advice and wisdom picked up from both family and friends as we had traveled through life."
Only after Andrea's mother was diagnosed with cancer did she "truly come to appreciate this woman as a person--full of humor, grand schemes, ideas, and laughter." The two made the transition from mother/daughter to friends. Andrea is from a long line of "southern women who would not hesitate to tell you exactly what they thought about anything, and could deliver even harsh truths while making sure you understood they loved you anyway." The advice and wisdom is simple, and down to earth. "Many girls out there face the challenges and unknowns of growing up with out anyone to share life lessons with them. The world is a different place for our daughters than it was in our generation, and it's light-years from what it was in our mothers' time. Yet some truths still apply, and some experiences are universal."
Just a few of the items discussed are: "The girls you see in magazines and on TV look a lot like you in real life. ", "Don't let food become a crutch or an enemy--it is neither." "Anything worth having must be earned." "There are so many wonderful things out there. Be sure to fully love and live the life you have." "Other people's opinions can't affect you unless you let them." Sounds simple doesn't it. So why did it take me so long to learn these things. Come to think of it some of them I still haven't learned.
I like this book. Ms Carey has conveyed her messages in a simple, straightforward manner. The messages may be simple but so important. I wonder, what if I'd read this earlier in my life? Would I have made the same decisions? Both of my granddaughters will be receiving a copy of this book, when they can read. My daughter and daughters-in-law may also be receiving a copy. This would make an excellent Christmas gift! Thank you Andrea!
Labor Of Love Dec 7, 2005
My sister wrote this book as a labor of love for her daughter, my beloved niece, when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to write down the little bits of wisdom my mom and me and her would have for my neice. She didn't want to lose any due to my mother's untimely passing, and my mother loved us all very much. This is a little compilation for girls, and grown girls, and kids and grown kids everywhere of lines that maybe someone who loved you would have put in your ear.
A must for young girls Oct 16, 2005
This book is perfect in helping young girls deal with everyday situations. Good common sense which is often overlooked. It lets a young girl know she is not alone in her thoughts and feelings. I highly recommend this book for daughters and mothers.