My Little Red Book

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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 26, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Whitaknee - LibraryThing

A great book about women and their first experience with their period. Incredibly well written, a great conversation starter, and makes the experience feel unifying. Read full review

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User Review  - metonymic - LibraryThing

Props to Nalebuff for getting this book out there. I wish it had been around when I first got my period - which, despite the theme, I will not share here - but it was still a funny and invigorating ... Read full review


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