Friday, March 6, 2009

Ladies, Aunt Flo's Visiting!

Am stealing this from Liv's blog.

MY LITTLE RED BOOK is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world. The accounts range from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was about to be strip-searched by the Nazis). The contributors include well-known women writers (Meg Cabot, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Cecily von Ziegesar), alongside today's teens. And while the authors differ in race, faith, or cultural background, their stories share a common bond: they are all accessible, deeply honest, and highly informative. Whatever a girl experiences or expects, she'll find stories that speak to her thoughts and feelings.

Ultimately, MY LITTLE READ BOOK is more than a collection of stories. It is a call for a change in attitude, for a new way of seeing periods. In a time when the taboo around menstruation seems to be one of the few left standing, it makes a difficult subject easier to talk about, and helps girls feel proud instead of embarrassed or ashamed. By revealing what it feels like to undergo this experience first hand, and giving women the chance to explain their feelings in their own words, it aims to provide support, entertainment, and a starting point for discussion for mothers and daughters everywhere. It is a book every girl should have. Period.

Amazon!

Okay, so the description is a bit didactic, but doesn't it sound awesome?

12 comments:

Senfaye said...

That sounds really interesting!
-Senfaye :)
http://amazeofbooks.blogspot.com/

Alea said...

I heart anthologies! And luckily I just won this book!

Donna said...

Definitely picking this one up!

Taren said...

You had me at Gloria Steinem!

robin_titan said...

Yes it does indeed sound awesome, since I first heard of it I got interested.

Liv said...

Hehe. I need a copy of this.

The Social Frog said...

Very interesting, someone else just recently talked about this book on thier blog but I have no intention of reading this one,lol.

champagne-dean said...

I think a change in attitude also begins with including guys in on the discussion (as skeevy as that may sound...) I'm talking more along the lines of including them in the same "my body is changing" class....but that's just me

Shalonda said...

Ok, this almost seems a little weird. I have read books about a lot of firsts, but not this! Wish I had thought of the idea first, although I wouldn't have an interesting story to tell.

ALEXA YOUNG said...

That is crazy. A friend of mine (not a writer) came up with almost this exact idea for a book about six months ago and we were working on developing it. DOH! Seems the ship has already sailed on THAT crimson wave. This does sound like a perfect approach to the idea, though, so I can't be bummed or jealous at all. Will definitely be checking it out! Thanks for the tip. (Where would I be without Reviewer X?!)xxxx

Jen said...

Its like real life Are you there God, Its me, Margaret!

I hope Judy Blume is in this!

nicalyse said...

I read this as an advanced proof, and when I finished my first thought was "every health and gym teacher in the world should have this."

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