Tripping the Prom Queen

The Truth About Women and Rivalry

Susan Shapiro Barash

St. Martin's Griffin

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

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Susan Shapiro Barash

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.

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

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312334321
ISBN10: 031233432X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429901413
ISBN10: 1429901411
288 pages
$7.99
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