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Perfect women : hidden fears of inadequacy and the drive to perform / by Colette Dowling.

By: Dowling, Colette.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Summit Books, c1988Description: 269 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 067154747X; 9780671547479.Subject(s): Women -- United States -- Psychology | Achievement motivation in women | Self-esteem in women | Achievement motivation in women | Self-esteem in women | Women United States PsychologyDDC classification: 155.6/33
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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HQ1206 .D685 1988 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000632851

Bibliography: p. 264-269.

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Library Journal Review

Dowling ( The Cinderella Complex ) here explores the influence of low self-esteem on the contemporary woman's poor body image, need to perform, and desire to be visible and admiredin short, her desire to become perfect. What results is frustrating to read. The writing is insightful yet ephemeral, conscientiously researched yet confessional, lucid but also convoluted. Her analysis of female psychological development is often hard to follow, but the cases she uses to illustrate her views are absolutely compelling. Purchase is recommended because ultimately this will be a popular and much-discussed book. Kathryn Hammell Carpenter, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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The author of numerous books, including The Cinderalla Complex, which has been in print since its 1981 publication. She lives in Woodstock, New York. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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