Tripping The Prom Queen: The Truth About Women And Rivalry by Susan Shapiro BarashTripping The Prom Queen: The Truth About Women And Rivalry by Susan Shapiro Barash

Tripping The Prom Queen: The Truth About Women And Rivalry

bySusan Shapiro Barash

Paperback | March 6, 2007

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Tripping the Prom Queen is a groundbreaking investigation into the dark secret of female friendship: rivalry.

Susan Shapiro Barash has exploded the myth that women help one another, are supportive of one another, and want each other to succeed. Based on interviews with women across a broad social spectrum, she has discovered that the competition between women is more vicious precisely because it is covert. She tells us:
* Why women can't and won't admit to rivalry.
* How women are trained from an early age to compete with one another.
* In which areas women most heatedly compete.
* How rivalry is different among women than among men.
* The differences between competition, envy, and jealousy.
* When competition is healthy and when it isn't.
* Why women find it irresistible to "trip the prom queen."
* Useful strategies to stop the competition and forge a new kind of relationship with other women.
Whether you've tripped the prom queen or been tripped yourself, you will discover an engrossing exploration of this female phenomenon, as well as a beacon of hope for better, more fulfilling relationships.

Susan Shapiro Barash is the author of eight previous books and a professor of Critical Thinking/Gender Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. As a well-recognized gender expert, she is frequently sought out by newspapers, television shows, and radio programs to comment on women's issues. She lives in New York City.
Title:Tripping The Prom Queen: The Truth About Women And RivalryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.24 × 5.58 × 0.76 inPublished:March 6, 2007Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031233432X

ISBN - 13:9780312334321

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"A must-read." -Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees And Wannabees