Mark Your Calendars for a fun September 28th BOGO event

September 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

So, because you may not have heard (smile!), I thought I would let you know that  Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance will be released by Seal Press on October 5th. 

What’s Beautiful You all about?  

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate—inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinary passionately encourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today’s media-saturated culture. 

Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful You incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to regain a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, reframe and break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Through accessible, doable daily actions, women of all ages are encouraged to manifest a healthy outlook on life—teaching them to live large, and starting them on the path to learning to love themselves and others. Molinary steers clear of the florid affirmations and daily meditations often utilized by books geared toward personal growth, and instead delivers a hip, modern guide of inspirational thought that keeps pace with the times.

Beautiful You is a practical, candid, and accessible handbook that will strike a chord with every woman who has ever faltered in her self-confidence or lost her personal brilliance—and it will make sure she never lets it happen again.

 But before BY hits bookstores, I am hoping you’ll join me for a Beautiful You Spike Day where we’ll celebrate sending the book into the sales stratosphere with a Buy One Get One giveaway for those who order the book on Tuesday, September 28 (a week from today!). 

Why does a Spike Day matter?  Because bookstores, web-sites, media sources pay attention to pre-publication sales.  It might mean that they recommend that book more frequently, they get more copies in the store, or they review it.  All these things give a book a boost and I think Beautiful You really deserves that attention. 

Here’s why:   

Over the course of a year, Beautiful You teaches women what they need to champion and fully live their own lives, coaching themselves into the most extraordinary- and necessary- habit of treating their whole selves well.  It’s a great journey for one to take personally and also a great gift for friends.    

 And here’s what others have already said about it:

“As I read Rosie Molinary’s Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, I found myself marking the pages that contained body image wisdom that really resonated with me. Guess what? By the time the book was finished, I’d marked more than half the pages! Molinary has done a fabulous job of offering practical and doable advice to help women see — and appreciate — themselves in a whole new way, and to realize that a healthy body image is about so much more than what we think we see in the mirror.”  — Dara Chadwick, Author, You’d Be So Pretty If: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies — Even When We Don’t Love Our Own (Da Capo, 2009)

 “Women are sick of the same tired, stale body image advice. Don’t tell us to ‘Slick on some sexy red lipstick’ or ‘Spend a day at the spa’ – we need real, functional tips that can help us break out of a bad body image day. Rosie Molinary answers our call in Beautiful You: Her ideas are inspired, creative, and totally doable, with many carrying a trickle-down effect to the younger generation of girls. With the first day of reading it, my copy was thoroughly dog-eared.” – Leslie Goldman, Author, Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the “Perfect” Body (Da Capo, 2007)

I am so incredibly proud of this book and also eager to get it into the hands of women of all ages who could benefit from more self-care and self-love.  I am also eager for it to spark conversations among women so that we can be honest about how we judge ourselves and begin to let those behaviors go. 

 Now, back to Spike Day:  All you need to do to be a part of Spike Day is order Beautiful You on September 28th from Amazon.com, Powells.com, BN.Com, Borders.com or another online market (like a local indie favorite) and then send me a copy of your receipt (minus the credit card information) at hijasamericanas@gmail.com along with the mailing address you want me to use to send a book to you.  What’s in it for you?  Another book! 

The first 75 people to send me receipts will receive a signed copy of Hijas Americanas or Voces Latinas (an anthology for young Latinas and Latinos that I am included in) or another Seal Press title (I have a limited quantity), or a signed copy of The Green Year by Jodi Helmer (if you have a preference, let me know which one you’d like and if I have copies left, I’ll hook you up).  Thank you so, so much for your support!

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In a Bookstore Near You

What does it mean to be beautiful in America? For years, pop culture has insisted that beautiful women are tall, thin, and blonde. So what do you do if your mirror reflects olive skin, raven hair, and a short build? Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina offers a provocative account of the struggles and triumphs of Latina forced to reconcile these conflicting realities. Rosie Molinary combines her own experience with the voices of hundreds of Latinas who grew up in the US navigating issues of gender, image, and sexuality. This empathetic ethnography exemplifies the ways in which our experiences are both profoundly individualistic and comfortingly universal.
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