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January 24, 2009

taking care of your “girls” by Marisa C. Weiss, M.D. and Isabel Friedman

Filed under: reviews — Rachel @ 3:38 am


First of all, I didn’t read this book for pleasure.

This book is divided into two different parts: ‘knowing your “girls” inside and out’ and ‘taking care of your “girls”‘. The book begins when a breast begins; in the womb. It covers why people have nipples and areolas. It also covers why a person might  have a three of those. It teaches the reader to become comfortable with her breast and how to check for strange bumps. The first part also covers that not all of the bumps are cancerous. The first part covers fluid from the nipple and other strange things that the nipple can eject.

‘Taking care of your girls’ (part two) starts with standing up for yourself and how to react to a bully’s comment about the size of someone’s breast. The rest of part two talks about when to use camis, sports bras, wired bras, etc. And the side effects of not using the right bra for you. It also discusses what causes breast cancer and all the myths in between. It also covers breast surgery. The book concludes with how to make healthy choices in food products which leads to healthy breasts.

Personally, I liked this book. I thought it was very informative. The authors defined some of the ‘bigger’ words (such as pesticides, mammograms, cysts, etc.) so all ages could read and understand it. At the beginning of each chapter, a few quotes from girls would say things they were self conscious about, confused with, and embarrassed with which made the reader feel like they aren’t the only ones with questions. Also, at the end of each chapter was a section called ‘Any questions?’. Sometimes the questions would get repetitive. Some of the questions would have been answered in the chapter. Other than that, the questions (and answers) were very helpful. Overall, I give this book 4 out of five stars!



  1. Sounds like a book that would definately be informative, good interview!

    Comment by Mariah — January 27, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

    • why thank you, darling, you are too kind!
      so guess what! i have seven views so far! (for today!) annd i know have my very first comment! you just made my day 🙂

      Comment by the0reviewing0rachel — January 27, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

  2. Yay! Glad I could make your day!!!

    Comment by Mariah — January 27, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

    • i’m glad too! i really like your picture! go twilight!

      Comment by the0reviewing0rachel — January 27, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

  3. Why thank you!

    Comment by Mariah — January 27, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

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