Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. Cofounder of Girls Leadership, a national nonprofit, she is a leadership development specialist at Smith College and is the Girls Research Scholar in Residence at The Hewitt School in New York. She lives in western Massachusetts with her daughter.
A fascinating read that provides ideas for combatting the not enough ideals that are devastating young girls. --Library Journal Simmons tackles the college application industrial complex, perfectionism, defensive pessimism, and other factors that undermine teenage girls' confidence and happiness... [Enough as She Is] persuasively demonstrates that girls can replace the toxic cultural imperative for more with their own vision of a fulfilled life. --Publishers Weekly A brilliant and passionate call to action that reveals how girls and young women are suffering in our toxic culture of constant comparison and competition. This is the book parents need to change girls' lives and guide them to truly become happy, healthy, and powerful adults. --Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees This book is an essential resource for educators committed to building girls' resilience as learners. --Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and Professor of Psychology, Stanford University Rachel Simmons' clear, insightful and practical new book, Enough As She Is, provides a lens through which to understand the phenomenon of self-criticism, perfectionism and body shaming that is feeding this crisis. --bookclique