When bestselling author and popular speaker Rebecca Sparrow offered hundreds of teenage girls the chance to anonymously ask her the question that was most on their mind – with the promise they would get an entirely honest answer – the questions she received were candid, sincere, and surprisingly universal.
‘I’m ugly. How will I ever get a boyfriend?’
‘How do you feel organised in life?’
‘How do you fix lost friendships?’
‘How can I feel closer to my mum who died?’
Rebecca says: ‘It was the way I ended every workshop I did with teenage girls. “Ask me anything!” I would say. But I knew that the questions those girls most wanted – most needed – to ask were questions they would never want to ask publicly. Issues they didn’t want anyone else to know they were dealing with. So that’s why I wrote this book. It’s my way of taking young women by the hand and saying, “It’s going to be okay. Here’s what I think you should do” …’
Ask Me Anything is an invaluable and must-read book for those who need a little help with friendship, life, love and family, as well as those raising or working with girls. Drawing on her own experiences, and occasionally calling in friends and experts such as Mia Freedman, Turia Pitt, Nick Earls and Zoe Foster Blake for added insight, Rebecca has written the perfect big sister book, full of advice, wisdom and humour. Set out in an easy-to-read, open-at-any-page format, Ask Me Anything covers deeply personal and real questions girls want to ask and find a trusted answer for.