«The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Life» by Erica and Jonathan Catherman
Published: May 15th 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company.
Genre: Nonfiction, self help.
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This is a practical guide for anything a girl needs to know in order to succeed on her way to adulthood. You learn simple steps to accomplish tasks that go from saving money to kicking a soccer ball.MY REVIEW
I have mixed feelings about this one.
First of all, I believe the concept of the book is great. There are practical tips that take into consideration what challenges girls can find along the way. Many of them are going to feel relieved once they realize they’re not alone in their doubts and struggles. I loved most of the quotes, and I recognize some issues mentioned are very important to address as soon as possible.
However, I can’t say I agree with everything I read or that I’d give the same advices to girls.
The step-by-step instructions were fun at first, but then it was clear to me that most topics were developed in a very shallow way. They didn’t go as deep as they should have, so I’m not sure how helpful they can be.
Also, I don’t think this book captures the readers’ interest long enough so they can actually finish it. It’s reasonable to assume that, after some chapters, girls might skip those that don’t talk about an issue they’re dealing with at the moment.
To sum up, I really liked the general idea of the book, but I didn’t see the final product as the useful tool for girls I had expected. I think they could have focused on fewer topics in order to go deeper in the most relevant ones.
**I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**FAVORITE QUOTES
+ “So the best way to work your way up to a promotion is to raise the bar on yourself. This means committing to do your very best in the job you already have.”
+ “The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.”
From high school sweethearts to married and raising highschoolers of their own, Erica and Jonathan Catherman have been committed to loving each other for three decades. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, they now live outside Charlotte, NC, where they are raising their family, which includes two teenagers and a couple of big dogs. They share an alma mater in Seattle Pacific University, where they first started practicing youth leadership development.
Over the years they have coached, consulted, instructed, developed and led youth and adults across the United States and around the world.