Everyone - from your mother to your boyfriend - is always telling you who you are and who you should be. But who are you, really, and who do you really want to be? New Graduate; Dollarless Diva; Worker Bee; Party Girl; Body-Conscious Babe; Chameleon; Crisis Chick; Ms. Independence; Wirl (half woman/half girl); True You. In The 10 Women You'll Be Before You're 35, author Alison James takes you on a journey of self-discovery - from wide-eyed ingenue to the real woman you were born to become. You'll learn how to finesse each phase with poise - experimenting with abandon but ultimately keeping only what perfectly fits the True You. With The 10 Women You'll Be Before You're 35, you'll dare to become the woman you never dreamed you could be!
Young female readers with spare time on their hands may enjoy figuring out which of the 10 frivolous personality categories outlined in this book they fall into. There's The Dollarless Diva, whose look is "consistent and unsophisticated, a bit worn," or The Worker Bee, whose life goal is "to accomplish every task, on time, perfectly." The Party Girl, The Body-Conscious Babe and Crisis Chick also receive their due, but in the end, all women wind up at The True You stage by their mid-30s, at least according to this book. James, author of I Used to Miss Him...But My Aim is Improving, excels in her humorous descriptions of these girly character types, but the book's simple language and familiar advice (i.e., the Worker Bee should "Be Bold and Ask for the Gold" and learn to say "no" once in a while) limits its usefulness and appeal. Nevertheless, some readers may be entertained by James's flippant humor and amused to find echoes of their own personalities in these descriptions.