Monday, April 21, 2008

Book Review ~ The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything) by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Title: The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything)
Written by: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Soft cover: 91 pages
Ages: 8-14
Publisher: Enchanted Self Press
ISBN: 978-0-9798952-0-3
Publication: February 2008

The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything) is written in diary excerpts through the eyes of a young girl of her daily thoughts and experiences. Frustrated by her parents’ lack of communication skills with one another and with her, she truthfully declares her heartfelt desires for her childhood and future.

“Why do grown-ups fight over stupid things? I don’t get it. Before you know it, everyone’s mood is bad and the day is ruined.”

From the moment you begin to read this book as an adult you will immediately remember what it was like being a young girl and you will find yourself nodding your head in agreement. One of the most important lessons for the young and adult reader to walk away with from this wonderful book is to be true to oneself, have fun, honesty, to treat children’s questions with importance, and to take them seriously.

Dr. Barbara expertly brings you this eye opening and entertaining revelation of the inner most thoughts of one particular young girl on the brink of growing up.

About the author:
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally known Positive Psychologist, is the creator of The Enchanted Self, a systematic way of helping bring more joy, meaning, and purpose into our lives. Visit Dr. Holstein at:


  1. Great review Donna. Thanks for hosting Dr. Barbara this month.


  2. Thank you for hosting Dr. Barbara this month. I have added her website to my blog. She offers such great insight that anyone any age can benefit from. Thanks again


Thank for you taking the time out to visit with me and to learn about my writing career.

Please be sure to leave your blog address so I can reciprocate.

I look forward to visiting you too.