December 3, 2009

Review: Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Synopsis:  "Tales for Delicious Girls" offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. "Tales for Delicious Girls" deals with wishes, desires and dreams - as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. However, "Tales for Delicious Girls" is not simply a humorous book. In addition to entertaining the readers, the tales will inspire women to think about their own life and relationships, see themselves through different eyes and realize that they are their own best friend, the pillar of their own life, and the only person they can always count on. "Tales for Delicious Girls" encourages women to love, respect and appreciate themselves, to live the life they have always wanted, and become aware of their true uniqueness and deliciousness. This book will make you cry till there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you're delicious - the most delicious girl in the world.

If you are a women of official dating age (in other words, 16 and up) you can officially become a Delicious Girl.  Don't think upon seeing the word "relationship" in the book's description that this is one of the many relationship how-to books that crowd the shelves today.  It's not.  Author Barbora Knobova has taken true life stories, condensed them into very short story format (most tales log in around 2 pages) and shared them with readers. 

Ms. Knobova's writing style is casual, comfortable and fun.  She lays it all on the table and while reading her book, I could imagine having a conversation with her about these same experiences over coffee.    Never does she sound condescending or preachy - - another bonus.  Instead, she is merely one girlfriend shares woes, joys and insight with another. 

The best aspect of the book, in my opinion, is the positive reinforcement it gives out.  Too often women are encouraged to find that soul mate, or your life isn't complete; to play games in order to get that ring on your finger; to settle and give away aspects of yourself in order to become part of a couple.  No such punches are pulled in Tales for Delicious Girls.  Ms. Knobova encourages women to be their own person, to be their own best friend and to listen and trust that voice inside you - - if that voice says JB is never going to be what you want him to be, dump him!   Ms. Knobova tells us that we deserve the very best that life has to offer.  What a wonderful, insightful message to send out to not only teen girls just wading into the dating pool and beginning life, but to women of all ages. 

Tales for Delicious Girls was a relatively quick and easy read.  As mentioned above, most of the tales are relatively short and incredibly humorous.   I had a most enjoyable evening shared with Ms. Knobova and her stories, a few of which allowed me to remember my own earlier mistakes and either shake my head or chuckle. 

I would recommend this book to all my girlfriends and encourage them to believe in themselves first and foremost, love themselves and become a Delicious Girl!

Tales for Delicious Girls can be purchased at major booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Author Barbora Knobova's website is here.

Many thanks to Dorothy Thompson and "Pump Up Your Book Promotions" for the opportunity to review this book.

Review copy provided by the author


Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review. Thank you.

Barbora Knobova said...

Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review my book. You've written such a wonderful review and I really appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed Tales for Delicious Girls!

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love the conversational tone to the book? I made the same comment about feeling like I was sitting down and having a chat with her rather than reading her book.

Lori Johnston said...

Thanks for posting, all!

I do agree, JM, that the conversational tone is what really made the book. I loved the "folksy" nature.

Barbora, thanks so much for stopping by and for your great post yesterday!