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Colette Dowling

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Colette Dowling is an internationally known writer and lecturer whose books have been translated into twenty languages. She is the author of numerous books, including Maxing Out, Red Hot Mamas, You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way?, and The Cinderella Complex, which has been in print since it was first published in 1981. Her articles have appeared in many magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, New York, and Harper's. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

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The Frailty Myth
Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls
Written by Colette Dowling


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $19.00

The myth of female frailty, with its roots in nineteenth-century medicine and misogyny, has had a damaging effect on women's health, social status, and physical safety. It is Dowling's controversial thesis that women succumb to societal pressures to appear weak in order to seem more "feminine."

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The Frailty Myth
Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls
Written by Colette Dowling


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $13.99

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Red Hot Mamas
Coming into Our Own at Fifty
Written by Colette Dowling


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 3, 1997
Price: $19.00

Colette Dowling's uplifting book celebrates the myriad possibilities for women who are edging up to, at, or just beyond 50. "Red hot mamas" are the dozens of women (some famous, some not) who are defying stereotypes to discover renewed power and vitality at midlife. In honest, empowering language, the women share... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Red Hot Mamas
Coming into Our Own at Fifty
Written by Colette Dowling


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way?
New Help for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction
Written by Colette Dowling


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1993
Price: $19.00

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