December 3, 2009
Review: Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova
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.