Title: Aloha Self-Esteem?
Author: Alicia Emamdee
Publisher: For She Is Beautiful, LLC
Date of Publication: March 11, 2014
-Long form copy for newsletters, email campaigns, blogs, etc:
In a society which places too much emphasis one’s appearance “Aloha Self-Esteem?” is created specifically for teen girls and the challenges they face with regards to their self-esteem in our society today. Innovative in its presentation, this inspirational book provides ways to help increase self-esteem and gain self-confidence.
Unlike most self-help books, “Aloha Self-Esteem?” is written as a fictional love story and is designed so that teen girls are able to relate to the main character, Jennifer Gonzalez, as she maneuvers her way through the ups and downs of improving her self-esteem while simultaneously attempting to conjure up enough courage to interact with her big time guy crush. The novel is also interactive. As Jennifer discovers the different ways in which she can increase her self-esteem, she encourages the reader to do the same by participating in each activity as she engages in them as well.
Topics discussed in the book include:
Causes of low self-esteem:
The sexualization of women in the media
The Perpetuation of perfection in terms of appearance in our society today
Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, such as fillers and injections
Excessive dieting and exercising, eating disorders
Ways and activities to help improve self-esteem, including but not limited to:
Creating a list of affirmations
Cognitive restructuring of negative thoughts
Surrounding yourself with confident and positive people
Engaging in extracurricular activities such as volunteering, sports, etc.
Learning to be assertive
Respecting your body and treating it well
Learning that no one is perfect and that it is okay to make mistakes
Relaxation techniques to help de-stress
Beauty standards around the world
Sex: Learning to feel comfortable in any given situation while respecting yourself to make the decision that is right for you
Alcohol: the effects of alcohol on behavior
Relationships: friendships and love
Told from Jen's point of view, this charming and quirky story of self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discovery, friendship and love will leave the reader feeling empowered, motivated and inspired.
-Short form copy for blurbs:
"Aloha Self-Esteem?" a novel created specifically for teen girls, provides ways to help increase self-esteem and gain self-confidence. The book, which is written as a love story, is designed so that teen girls can relate to the main character, Jennifer Gonzalez, as she maneuvers her way through the ups and downs of improving her self-esteem while simultaneously attempting to gain enough courage to interact with her guy crush. As Jen discovers ways to increase her self-esteem, she encourages the reader to do the same by participating in each activity as she engages in them as well. Told from her point of view, this charming love story on self-confidence, self-discovery and friendship will leave the reader feeling empowered, motivated and inspired.
Where to Buy Links:
Kindle Edition: http://amzn.to/1he4iu7
For She Is Beautiful, LLC Website: www.forsheisbeautiful.com/#!books/ca4p