Book Review: The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match

What kobo.com says:

For the first time ever: a liberating guide to life and love that tells successful women that they can find the right partner without having to change or settle—and then shows them how to do it.

Don’t believe the alarmist, negative hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Data show that today’s Alpha women—ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking—are hardly fated to be spinsters. On the contrary, by rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before. A clinical psychologist with more than thirty years of experience, Dr. Rhodes shares her secrets to helping women triumph in love by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.

Challenging gender stereotypes associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises the Alpha woman to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who is not threatened by her strengths but is communicative, responsible, and collaborative. Just as Alpha women aren’t demanding bitches, Beta men aren’t passive wimps. Demonstrating that nearly everyone is a combination of both qualities, Dr. Rhodes includes a comprehensive test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum. This tool will give women more options and help them make better choices.

More than just offering advice about romance, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match explores the dramatic shifts in our culture, and how these can bring women greater empowerment in both their love lives and their careers.

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What I say: As I work on my own personal book in the self-development category I need to research what else is out there. Since I’ve branded myself as an Alpha Female I wanted to see if any of the advice in this book was something I’ve already learned or could learn from. I didn’t like this book at all. Other than discovering that I score high on the Alpha and the Beta scale (which I already knew) I thought this was a self-serving book of a therapist sharing story after story about her clients. Although each story had a lesson learned by each client none of the advice was practical or written in a way that someone reading could apply to their life. This gets a resounding don’t read it a recommendation.

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