The Daring Book for Girls
Not that we're feeling competitive, but The Dangerous Book for Boys
(a megahit with males of all ages) does seem a wee bit...exclusionary. Happily, The Daring Book for Girls
(Collins), by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz, shows the women of the future—and their adventurous elders (us!
)—everything from how to tie a sari to how to negotiate a salary and clues them in on the first rule of softball (never apologize unless you actually bop someone). Among the joys: nearly extinct games (like "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board") that may have eluded you while you were busy with Barbies and boy toys.
— Cathleen Medwick