Friday, August 17, 2007

THE TRUTH by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein - Book Review

THE TRUTH, My Secret Diary, I'm Ten, I'm Smart and I Know Everything by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is the charming tale of one girl's view of life starting from age ten until right before her twelfth birthday. Told as a series of diary entries, the reader follows this young girl as she falls in love for the first time, deals with troubles at home, attempts to fit in with her peers, and watches her body begin to change.

Woven into these humorous and sometimes angst-filled snippets of life is a powerful message Dr. Holstein calls, THE TRUTH. As young girls we once knew all about our strengths, our talents, and our future potential. But along life's journey women have forgetten this TRUTH and replaced it with self-doubt, concentrating on where we don't measure up and putting aside the dreams we once held so dear.

Dr. Holstein helps women rediscover what they've lost in less than 100 pages of delightful diary entries from a girl who has yet to be tainted by an adult world. Immature, but wise beyond her years, this girl will wiggle her way into your heart and remind you of what it was like to be so sure of yourself.

The book also includes a set of 18 questions for discussion, making it the perfect read for any book club discussion.

Every woman needs to read THE TRUTH. It will remind you of who you once were, who you always wanted to be, and who you can be once again! And it is such a short an easy read you will want to pick it up over and over to reaffirm what you already know is THE TRUTH!

Note: Check out my August 6th interview with Dr. Holstein to find out more about THE TRUTH. Click here:


Dorothy said...

Wow...unbelievable review! Dr. Holstein I believe is out of town but I'm sure she'll let you know how appreciative she is of this when she gets back. On her behalf, I thank you!

Cheryl said...

I really loved this book and when I feel something is that good of a read I can't help but talk about it.

Thanks for putting me in touch with Dr. Barbara. She's amazing.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein said...

Dear Cheryl, I loved the review you did of my book, THE TRUTH, I'm Ten, I'm Smart and I Know Everything. Thank you so much. When you write a book you don't know where it will land. I'm glad it landed with you and that you saw so much of what I was trying to share with women. The next book about 'the girl' is more than half written and I'll make sure you get a copy to do the next review. Thanks so much for your support! Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein,