Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Little Red Book edited by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

My Little Red Book
edited by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

Published: 2009
Hardback: 225 pages
Genre: Short Stories
Rating: 5

Inspiration: fascination with menstruation

Description from book:
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 lighthearted (the editor got hers while waterskiing 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.

Ultimately, My Little Red Book is more than a collection of stories. It is a call for a change in attitude. By revealing what it feels like to undergo this experience firsthand and giving women the chance to explain their feelings in their own words, My Little Red Book aims to provide support, entertainment, and a starting point for discussion for mothers and daughters everywhere.

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My thoughts:
In-a-word(s): Monthly visitor
Wonderful collection of experiences that run the gamet from indifference to reeeeeally BIG deal.

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