Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: The intended audience is teen and pre-teen girls – many of whom already call themselves “Tao-Girls”.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: After great success with my first book, Tao of the Defiant Woman, the women who read the book and/or attended my seminars and workshops asked me to write a similar book for their daughters and granddaughters.
I began by traveling the country and working with girls; listening to their stories and starting a community of Tao-Girls. I met with girls who were members of national organizations such as the Uniquely Me Councils of Girl Scouts of America, and community organizations, as well as smaller, individual groups of girls.
I learned much about these girls and found that they eagerly accepted my Tao and dynamic philosophy into their lives. They listened to me, were comfortable spending time with me and telling me their stories. And they participated in the writing of “their” book.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: Many books are out there for these young girls. Tao-Girls Rule!, however, gives them a role model to follow – Tao-Girl – who understands that to grow in self confidence and travel the paths of their lives with strength and joy they need to be:
Tenacious, Accepting, Optimistic, Grateful, Imaginative, Radiant, Loving.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: As for there being anything else you should know about the book, I would like to quote part of the text from the back cover:
” If you are the sort of girl who wants to find balance, be confident and act boldly, this book has all of the rules.”
“In Tao-Girls Rule! CJ Golden brings her guidance and insight to teen and pre-teen girls as they face the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing and complex world. Combining the acceptance of the ancient philosophy of Tao with a healthy dose of boldness, Golden helps young girls grow in self-esteem and confidence.”
“Whether you are worrying about your BFF not liking you, struggling with the way your body looks, or just trying to deal with all of the homework your teacher gave you last night, Tao Girls Rule! is for you. Inside you’ll find simple, yet powerful ways to discover and appreciate your very best self and live life with confidence and boldness when faced with challenges. Tao Girls DO Rule!‘ -Leanne Gluck, Project Manager, uniquely ME! Girl Scouts of the USA”