Book Club Questions

1. Do you consider yourself to be a confident woman? In what ways? In what areas do you lack confidence?

2. When you were growing up, what were the messages you received from your parents, teachers and other adults about what was appropriate for girls and women to do? Do you think these messages have changed today? How?

3. Do you ever worry about how you look? In what ways? Do you think you are influenced by media images of women?

4. Do you agree with the notion that "women have to be sick in order to take care of themselves?" Why or why not?

5. Do you know any confident women? Who are they? What do they do that let's you know that they are confident?

6. What could you do if you had unlimited confidence? What would you do if you weren't afraid?

7. Do you think men have difficulty with confidence issues? How? How are their confidence issues different than women's?

8. If you had all the time and money in the world, what would you do to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, spiritually, financially?

9. Of all the things you mentioned from the last question, what can you do right now?

10. How do you think we can raise (and/or teach) our daughters to have more confidence? What about our sons?

11. What do you think schools could do to raise the confidence of girls? Of boys?

12. Using the definition from this book, who is the most confident woman you know?