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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova (Book Review)

Title: Tales for Delicious Girls
Author: Barbora Knobova

Publisher: BK Publishing

About the book: Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs.

Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. Tales for Delicious Girls deals with wishes, desires and dreams - as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters.

However Tales for Delicious Girls is not simply a humorous book. In addition to entertaining the readers, the tales inspire women to think about their life and relationships, see themselves through different eyes and realize that they are their own best friend, the pillar of their own life, and the only person they can always count on. Tales for Delicious Girls encourages women to love, respect and appreciate themselves, to live the life they have always wanted, and become aware of their true uniqueness and deliciousness. It helps them to realize their own strength and power and overcome difficult life and relationship situations. (back cover)

My thoughts: I did find some of these stories humorous, but I cannot say that I related much to this book. The author has been to many many places and sounds like she has had a variety of men in her life because of her travels. My favorite story was probably Man, Woman, Dog (being a dog lover myself and sharing my life with 2 - dogs, not men - only 1 of those in my life). I loved the way that she told the story about her "Man" and how he failed to understand her "Dog". For those of you with dogs - you know that they think they are human and so have the same rights... This "Man" did not get that - especially when he wanted to read the paper in bed and the dog wanted the lights out to go to sleep!

Overall, she does insist throughout all the stories that we need to be true to ourselves and not shortchange us (or one another as girlfriends) for the sake of a man or a relationship. This would be a fun read for someone who is out there in the dating world - and I may pass it on to my sister.

~I received this book for review from Pump Up Your Book Tours.~

Tales for Delicious Girls
Publisher/Publication Date: BK Publishing, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-0-578-03339-6
180 pages


bermudaonion said...

I love the cover and the title, but I'm not big on short stories, so I'm not sure this is for me.

Barbora Knobova said...

Hi! Actually, it's not really a short-story book. It's non-fiction - the purpose of the book is to show women the importance of self-love and to help them deal with their life and relationship issues. Its main purpose is to entertain but when you read it you realize the book also shows women that the relationship they have with themselves is much more important than their relationship with men and other people who surround them. It helps them love themselves more, appreciate and respect themselves. You are welcome to go to my website http://www.barbora-knobova.com and read an excerpt!


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