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More About This Title Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us
Bridget Jones: Not Your Average Spiritual Sage.
1. The Confessions of a (Neurotic) Diary-Keeper
Why Telling Our Stories Is a Spiritual Act.
2. Real Feminists Don’t Wear Pink—or Do They?
Making Spirituality Fit for Chicks (in Kitten Heels).
3. “Oh God, Why Am I So Unattractive?”
Understanding the Body as Spiritual Temple, Not Grotesque Obstacle.
4. “Forgive Us Our Trespasses!”
When It Comes to Vice, We Shall Flourish as Tulips!
5. “Am Irresistible Sex Goddess! Hurrah!”
When Shagging and Snogging Are Divine.
6. “Up the Fireman’s Pole”
Career as Spiritually Liberating or Bane of Existence?
7. Bread and Wine Among Friends
Finding Spiritual Community at a Local Bar.
8. “Have You Noticed Anything Odd About Your Mother?”
Facing Family, Martyr Mums, and Smug Marital Obsessions on the Road to Enlightenment.
9. Tick-Tock Goes the Biological Clock
Is Chick Mummyhood a Divine Fantasy or Just Religious Fiction?
10. All Goddesses Have a Romantic Side (or Ten)
Love, Mr. Darcy, and Loving Mr. Darcy.
11. “Human Beings Are Like Streams of Water”
Self-Help, Inner Poise, and Spiritual Epiphany.
Laughing All the Way to My Debutante Ball.
A Reader’s Guide to the Heroines of Chick Lit.
The Syllabus You Won’t Find in a Course on Feminist Studies.
Conversations with Some V. Cool Real-Life Chicks: Katrina Markoff, Meg Cabot, Amy Richards, and Jennifer Baumgardner.
--Kristin Gore, author, Sammy’s Hill: A Novel
“Spiritual enlightenment by embracing your inner Bridget? Donna Freitas made a believer out of me!”
--Meg Cabot, author, The Princess Diaries and Every Boy’s Got One
“Donna Freitas validates the modern woman’s quest for spirituality and a joie de vivre lifestyle. Find spiritual awakening and balance in the love of fashion, food, nature, and chocolat--without the guilt!”
--Katrina Markoff, founder and executive chef, Vosges Chocolates
“Bridget Jones has soul! If you love Chick Lit but worry that this means you’re shallow, fear no more. Donna Freitas makes easily missed connections between the Chick Lit heroines’ quests for happiness and spirituality.”
--Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, coauthors , Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future