In hindsight, there are a few things I wish I’d learned earlier in life. Things that would have made some parts of my life a little less stressful. In 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, Erica and Jonathon Catherman offer a guide for young women.
In My Opinion…
It’s probably because I’m a few decades past girlhood, but some of the items in this life manual seemed simplistic. But the more I thought about it, the more I considered those girls who, sadly, have no one to teach them the little things like introducing themselves or washing faces.
Then there are some how-tos that few girls (even some women) have been taught. Filling out a job application, checking the oil in a car, and creating a budget fall into this second category.
The Girl’s Guide to Conquering Life encompasses it all. Each how-to is between two and three pages long, short enough to not lose someone’s attention or cause confusion. While this is great for some of the items, others definitely require more explanation than given.
Overall, this comprehensive guide covers relationships (including those with guys), jobs, money, beauty, and more. It’s a good place to start with teaching young ladies how to succeed in their lives.
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About the Book
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
– leave a tip
– apply for a job
– ask for a promotion
– behave during a police stop
– create a personal budget
– calculate square footage
– wash your face
– clear a clogged drain
– iron a shirt
– wear a scarf
– shoot a basketball
– 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.