REVIEW COPY: All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies* by Laurie Rosenwald

When I started going through Laurie Rosenwald’s book “All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies*” I almost immediately thought that it would be a good companion to “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be” by Paul Arden. The only difference being that Rosenwald’s book is not just for creatives.

I obviously don’t fit who the book was written for as I’m not a teenage girl, but as each page reads like a poster with something to ponder it’s pretty hard not to be interested in it. Having no experience with editing what so ever I kind of felt for the editor of this book. How would you even start? The text, ideas and images are so intrinsically put together that any edit of those elements would change the entire page. Right beside the ISBN and Library of Congress info is a mention that “art created with scissors, paper, crayons, a digital camera, Illustrator and Photoshop”. If there’s anything missing in the book, it’s that I would have luved to have seen some scotch tape and glue drips on that pages. It would have added some texture that would have made me forget that I’m looking at a book that’s combined digital and tactile materials.

Another initial reaction was that there should be an audio version of this book. Why? There’s so many bursts of energy that I think it would be fascinating to hear her blurt out everything that’s she’s put on each page. Thinking back about another similarity to Arden’s book, her book is something that you can pull off the shelf, find a page that speaks to you and get something from it. It’s like a reference book that’s not boring.

BOOK DETAILS
Title: All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies*
Authors: Laurie Rosenwald
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

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  • litherland

    an audio version of this book

    More than an audio version, how about a companion DVD of her actually reading the book (glacially) and commenting at the same time? Just a tight shot of the book and her hands as she turns the pages, with her vocal commentary. Actually screw the companion DVD; just make a video of same and upload it somewhere, or build a dedicated microsite.

    I love her work and am looking forward to reading this. Did she not do a project with James Goggin? This isn't it, though, eh? (I'm behind on both my goggin and my rosenworld.)

  • http://www.yatzer.com costas

    It's really interesting..!!! and not only for ladies!!

  • http://www.rosenworld.com laurie rosenwald

    oh! thank you!
    it's a funny thing, but i really like praise!

    i have more stories at my site
    http://www.rosenworld.com

    and some audio thingies and i'm getting back into…..comedy.
    don't laugh!

    ps who are you?

    lr

  • Sylvia R

    We just had Laurie come up to Banff and do her “How to Make Mistakes on Purpose” workshop — she is great! And very funny in person, lots of great stories. She read some of the stuff out loud from this book. If you ever have a chance take this workshop.

  • http://tokyohanna.com Johanna

    I immediately recognized this book's style and ran to my bookshelf. She also put together a book called New York Notebook that is full of inspiring little tidbits about NY, with space all over the place for writing in your own notes. My best friend and I (Nicole – you met her that day we went to El Beit!) have given this to each other as gifts on separate occasions. Makes you fall in love with the city all over again. My experience with that book alone would make me want to buy this one! Great review, by the way.

  • http://designnotes.info/ michaelsurtees

    That sounds really cool as you know I luv everything about NYC – will have to check it out