R. & W. Publishers
Reviewed: Hardback, First Edition
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Notes: Reviewer is the author This is the Place and
Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered
Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirit
Jana L. High and Marilyn Sprague-Smith, M.Ed.
had movies that trade on a little girl's desire to grow up to be
cared for by a handsome prince, including The Princess Diaries,
Maid in Manhattan and other Cinderella stories that pretend
to have an up-to-date twist for the modern woman. We have fashion
designers exploiting women's desire for the glass slipper with five
inch heels that will trash the posture and disintegrate the spine.
The Princess Principle is not part of this trend.
of essays by eighteen women who share their hope, joy and expertise,
this is a book of inspiration. The title may attract the very woman
who needs it. It is an authentic inducement because our culture
has made the idea of being a princess a part of our psyches that
we might as well turn to our advantage.
editors, Jana L. High and Marilyn Sprague-Smith, M. Ed., have assembled
literate, well-educated women with different stories and different
angles on how we might improve ourselves and still live with-even
accept-what now may appear to be our natural urge to be a princess.
For these women, The Princess Principle isn't about being
rescued or prissing up to impress but about knowing, internally,
that we are beautiful and important in the ways that count.
format of this book is rare among anthologies. It gives each contributor
full and complete billing, including her name on the front cover
and her picture on the back.
also careful to list the credentials of each author, so the reader
has a sense of who each of them is. Some might even be a woman the
reader would consider as a coach or advisor in her real life whether
it's the life of a confident, new-age princess or someone who is
just learning to be one.
is that not one of the contributors is a princess in the traditional
sense and that every one of them is making her own way, happily
and with self assurance, in this big, bad, wonderful world.