Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
The author identifies ten processes through which every woman must eventually pass, and shows with funny, poignant, and real-life explanations how to overcome self-imposed limitations in order to claim innner authority. (Metaphysics)
Natalie says, "this book is written to give women courage and support to be full persons in our society and what is personal is political....also to give sanction to men and women to be honest and open about their struggles. Communication begins by revealing oneself. I have revealed much of myself in the hope that it will stimulate new thought and action; new channels to reach out to each other. Carl Rogers, author of On Becoming a Person said, "My daughter has written a personal, sensitive and moving book about her own journey to womanhood. ...it confirms what I have long believed: what is most personal is universal." Self published in 1980, this has become a feminist classic having been published in French, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. It became an underground book handed from one woman to another. The chapter titles: "The Right To Be Me, "Uprooting and Rerooting: A Transition,"Solo, A Midlife Choice," "On Love, Loving and Lovers," and "Opening,"The Impact of Women On My Life." This book is still extremely relevant for the 21st century.
Identifying ten processes or initiations through which the author believes that most women must pass in order to emerge as fulfilled human beings (from the most negative part of the feminine ego - the bitch - to the relationships with oneself, parents, partners and friends), this book uses practical exercises which are intended to help with the emerging process. It takes readers on a journey to overcome self-imposed limitations and to claim the power and authority of the feminine spirit.
Young men often laugh at the sensible girls whom they secretly respect, and affect to admire the silly ones whom they secretly despise, because earnestness, intelligence, and womanly dignity are not the fashion. An Old-Fashioned Girl is a novel by Louisa May Alcott, author of the childhood classic Little Women, has enchanted generations of readers with her unforgettable coming-of-age stories. The tale of Polly Milton, a young girl who leaves her simple country life to stay at the home of her wealthy city cousins. Polly doesn't wear fancy clothes. She doesn't attend the theater. And she doesn't talk or act the way the other girls in town do. But even an old-fashioned girl can be tempted by the excitement and intrigues of city life. In a timeless story about being true to yourself, can Polly uphold her principles while still finding happiness in a big, new world?