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Hands On! 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know by Suzanne Harper

May 25th, 2008 (10:02 am)
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Hands On! 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know is a collection of non-fiction essays written by successful women on a number of topics.

The book kicks off with Colonel Eileen Collins, who commanded space shuttle flights, and wraps up with filmmaker Jessica Yu acknowledging that, sometimes, advice is better ignored. The writers share personal stories as well as tips on manners, friendship, cooking, appreciating your family, respecting others, earning, saving, and investing money, using the dictionary, even car care. Lois Lowry's anecdotes may water your eyes. Many of the contributions, such as by Chely Wright and Iyanla Vanzant, are filled with positive messages and positive reinforcement.

Edited by Suzanne Harper, Hands On! encourages girls to speak up, pursue their passions, be prepared, and ask questions. Share this with your sisters, your daughters, and your friends.

The 33 Things included in this book:

Keep It Simple
Follow Your Dreams
Get Handy
Use Your Voice
Get a Mentor
Live Your Values
Listen to Your Body
Know Who You Are
Plant a Garden
Get Muddy
Dress for Yourself
Ask for Help
Be a Good Friend
Get Over It
Honor Other Women
Coach Yourself
Invest Your Money
Read a Book
Speak Well
Observe a Sabbath
Learn the Rules of the Road
Affirm Life
Prepare for Risk
Write Your Name on a Wall
Speak Out
Explore Your Options
Take a Challenge
Stay Connected
Do What You Love
Live Healthfully
Make a List
Trust Your Instincts
Watch Your Manners

Read my interview with Suzanne Harper.