am a husband who likes to read and picked up your book by
accident at Barnes and Noble. I must say that I am very impressed
by the book and would like to see a lot of young people, particularly
young women, read the book. It is the kind of positive reading
material that one picks up and can never quite put down once
the reading starts.
is a strong need in this country for more stories to be told
like the ones in 'How Jane Won.' Thanks, Dr. Rimm. I think
your book is a must read for women everywhere."
"In reading How Jane Won by Dr.
Rimm, I became not only reflective of my own past experiences,
but I also became hopeful for my own future and future achievements.
Throughout the book, Dr. Rimm illustrated how many of the
women whose life stories were in the book, possessed a certain
determination, self-efficacy, and belief in their own abilities
that gave them a sense that they could overcome the obstacles
in their paths to success. For example, Martha Coakley, a
district attorney in Massachusetts, noted that education,
doing her best, independence, and excelling at what she could
do well in were common themes in her childhood. In fact, many
of the women in the book noted similar values in their upbringing.
I personally found those values to still be important guideposts
in my current life as a growing woman.
important aspect that I gained from reading How Jane Won was
a strong sense of inspiration and pride for being a woman.
In fact I have begun to use some of the anecdotes and stories
described by the women as personal motivational tools. I have
particularly found I can relate to some of the women and even
use them as role models for my own career development.
the women’s stories in the book in conjunction with
Dr. Rimm’s expert comments have provided to me some
outlines on how to create for myself a balanced and fulfilling
life as a woman. I found this book to be fascinating and valuable¾
a true accolade for women."
University of Akron
"As a person who has set high standards
for myself in my lifetime goals, I really appreciated this
book because it combines both the very personalized autobiographies
of these outstanding role models and the useful research study
findings reference for young girls. If I want to go into a
certain field, I can see what it might be like, and how the
career these women chose affected their lives. . . . the book
provides the important, first-hand accounts of their successes."
Trugman, Age 14
Albemarle High School
of the women in this book are very successful in their own
lives, whether they are CEOs of companies or homemakers. more
than anything else, this book made me realize that success
is all relative to one's personal goals and sense of worthiness."
9th Grade Student
just saw you on CNN and will go to our mall to find your book
this afternoon! My 13-year-old daughter is a delight, and
I want to try to empower her any way I can. She was chosen
as a Millennium Dreamer by Disney this year. 2000 children
from around the world who had contributed to their communities
were chosen and invited to Disney World for a five-day symposium/presentation/event).
Thank you again. . . what you are doing is SO important and
Rimm, I just purchased your book (How Jane Won) today and
can't wait to read it this weekend. I am in the middle of
a career change, and I purchased your book so it would give
insight and inspiration to keep plugging ahead. I am giving
up my social work career and going back to graduate school
(a second time) to pursue a degree in communication/journalism.
I am 50 years old and everyone thinks I am nuts. I so want
to make this change. thanks for a book which will help me
believe in myself."
was very inspired to learn about the book "How Jane Won."
This is a very valuable and extremely informative tool mothers
and daughters. It reminds me of my own situation. I arrived
as a young 19-year-old bride from India to the US in 1974.
I came from a very low income, artistic family but well nurtured
one. As I had support from my husband, I was able to do my
Master in Fine Arts degree in choreography at UCLA and had
my dance debut at the age of 38 when most people quit dancing.
Being an immigrant of ethnic background, it was possible to
do many things mainly because of a single minded devotion
to achieve a certain goal and find purpose in life. Thank
you for your contribution as it is a much needed book."