MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being A Woman
Joan’s fascinating look at the evolution of women from helpless maidens to powerful individuals follows her own soulful metamorphosis. Her journey begins in the 1950’s when she came of age. Like many women of her time, she believed that she needed a man to feel worthy as a woman. She believed in the Myth of the Maiden. Despite professional success and motherhood, she faced with several failed marriages and other difficulties which made her realize there was no “happily ever after.”
Joan’s examination into what went wrong in her life—why it didn’t live up to all those expectations she had growing up—led her down the path of self-discovery. Through the events of her life — including encounters with Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Presley — and the lives of women she treated in therapy, she developed a new multifaceted definition of what it means to be a woman.
Joan takes her personal experiences and shapes them into a tale of heroic struggle and glorious triumph that will show women of all ages how to transform their own lives. This compelling story shows why the maiden is a myth, and gives women new models and stories to use as guides for living a life of accomplishment and fulfillment.
The Myth of the Maiden explores the evolution of women from helpless maidens to dragon slayers.
This book is a MUST read! Joan approaches the issues of being a modern day woman in an engaging way. She lends her vast experience, wisdom, professional training and refreshing honesty to speak to the reader and put us on the path of self- discovery, and self love.
Its not often self help books are great reads….this one most certainly is! Joan has an “every woman’s” story to tell and I highly recommend reading it.
In the current era of women asserting their devine feminine power, Joan takes us through the confusing labyrinth of expectations women have shouldered for generations. She is bold, raw, honest and unapologetic in standing in her truth. Joan’s compelling storytelling bonds you to her as she helps explain how we have been shaped and formed by the limitations of our ancestors but have the power to create what we want for our future. The question remains as always, where is the balance point and what is the cost to obtain it?
– Anne Melby, Viking Princess
A real life happening and great insight to a women’s world. Women want to be treated like a princess but the real world is not as we wish nor how we were lead to believe by our parents. Life in not a fairy tale, the author makes this very clear in this book.
– A Customer, Amazon.com