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Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women and Rivalry
by Susan Shapiro Barash

Published: 2007-03-06
Paperback : 288 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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  "Don't waste your time"by REWall (see profile) 12/15/09

The author had over whelming case selection bias and her citations/references were atrocious (pop culture, People and Elle magazines, reality TV programming). Yes, this phenomenon exists particularly among... (read more)

 
  "Tripping The Prom Queen"by carolt (see profile) 12/15/09

It would have been better as a magazine article.

 
  "Tripping the Prom Queen"by Linda88 (see profile) 12/15/09

 
  "Using pop culture references to support her theory, author generalizes about how women treat one another."by corron2 (see profile) 12/14/09

There are too many good books out there to spend much time on something this shallow.

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