Monday, October 12, 2009

Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

I had another post planned for tonight. But then I found out Rosalind Wiseman is giving away copies of the revised edition of Queen Bees & Wannabes (yes, the book Mean Girls was based on), and I had to write this post to let you know, and to give myself another chance to win a signed copy of the book.

I loved the movie, and wanted to get the book, but my to-be-read pile is a monster that grows faster than Gremlins caught in a Texas thunderstorm, while my finances, on the other hand... do the opposite. So I never got the book, even though I know it would be an awesome read.

Then I heard about this giveaway, and went on Rosalind's webpage, and saw some of her videos, answering girls' questions. Videos like this one, where she answers a letter from a girl whose twin sister is hooking up with guys, which not only bugs the sister but is also starting to affect her own life:

I love it all: the advice on how to deal with those guys coming on to her; the way sisterly relationships go, and how easily and quickly they can go south because of the familiarity, and how to avoid this; and how to address the issue with her sister, in a way that will not lead to an angry argument where neither listens to the other.

Then there's this video, where a girl asks about her angry feelings toward her father, who is, in my opinion, a worthless piece of sh!te abusive parent:

I should stop watching these videos, or I'm going to want to post them all... but allow me ONE more. Is it demeaning to ask a girl, "Are you PMSing?" anytime she doesn't immediately fall to her knees and do your bidding?

So, yeah. Who DOESN'T want to read a book written by this woman???


Oops! Forgot to add (from Rosalind's website):
Also, don’t forget to catch Rosalind talking about the brand new version ofQueen Bees & Wannabes on the Today Show on Wednesday, October 14 in the 8 o’clock hour!


  1. Can't wait to read this book again! I read it a few years ago but my daughters were a little too young for the content to be as relevant. Been nervous to crack the spine but I bet this will be even better than the first. Thanks for the head's up!

  2. I have always always always wanted to read this book! Maybe eventually I will get the time, but I think it would be super good for me to read as a teacher, yes?

  3. Exactly! Anyone working with girls needs to read this. I was teaching the high school Sunday school class last weekend (okay,"teaching" is a loose term...) and there were four girls there, getting along FINE and talking about people they knew, and band, and whatnot. Then one of them said she likes to hang out with guys because she can't stand females, hates hanging out with other girls. I pointed out that they were hanging out with girls right now! They just needed to find girls who were like them, not the girls who were trying to play the "queen bee" games...

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  5. Miss wiseman seems to be a very wise lady...

    If I can, I'll get a copy of her book as I think it would be an intresting read.