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Jerramy Fine

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Jerramy Fine was raised in rural Colorado, where her hippy parents hoped and prayed she would outgrow her princess obsession. But she never did. Instead she moved to England to seek out a more royal life.

Her childhood quest to become a princess is detailed in her hilarious memoir Someday My Prince Will Come. Fine studied Political Science at the University of Rochester and Social Science at the London School of Economics.

She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

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Jerramy Fine My next book (out March 2016!) is entitled: In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams can inspire Smart, Strong Women
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My next book (out March 2016!) is entitled: In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams can inspire Smart, Strong Women
It’s no secret that most girls, at some point, love all things princess: the poofy dresses, the plastic tiaras, the color pink. Even grown-up women can’t get enough of royal weddings and royal gossip. Yet critics claim the princess dream sets little girls up to be weak and submissive, and allows grown women to indulge in fantasies of rescue rather than hard work and self-reliance.

Enter Jerramy Fine – an unabashed feminist who is proud of her life-long princess obsession and more than happy to defend it.

Through her amusing life story and in-depth research, Fine makes it clear that feminine doesn’t mean weak, pink doesn’t mean inferior, and girliness is not incompatible with ambition. From 9th century Cinderella to modern-day Frozen, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton, from Wonder Woman to Princess Leia, Fine valiantly assures us that princesses have always been about power, not passivity. And those who love them can still be confident, intelligent women.

Provocative, insightful, but also witty and personal, In Defense of the Princess empowers girls, women, and parents to dream of happily ever after without any guilt or shame.

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Jerramy Fine I don't get writer's block. Instead I get "sit down and actually do some work" block. Writing is always the easy part. It's making myself stop…moreI don't get writer's block. Instead I get "sit down and actually do some work" block. Writing is always the easy part. It's making myself stop checking goodreads, facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram and email that is the hard part. (less)
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Watching my 3-year-old daughter twirl around the room in her aqua tutu and gold plastic tiara, I marvelled at how she had come to this point all on her own.

After all, I was raised my feminist hippies. Believe me, I’m more than aware of the arguments against princesses. Part of me has even wondered if daring to write a pro-princess book with a female toddler in the house was asking for trouble... Read more of this blog post »
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“On the second or third day, sometime in the early evening, I walked from the splashing fountains and giant lions of Trafalgar Square, past the famous door of 10 Downing Street, and then, suddenly, when I turned the corner, I was face-to-face with Big Ben. I found myself just standing there, gazing up into the rare blue sky at this magnificent clock tower that gleamed in the sunlight. I couldn’t look away. Because all at once everything in my crazy heart and mind seemed to fall into place. Right in front of me was all the glory and sparkle that I knew my London life was going to be once I figured out how to grab on to it.”
Jerramy Fine, The Regal Rules for Girls

“Meine einzigartige transatlantische Reise hat mich gelehrt, dass Freundlichkeit und Mitgefühl viel königlicher sind als Stammbaum und Charme, und dass nicht automatisch magisch in dem Moment eintritt, in dem man einen Prinzen oder einen Palast gefunden hat. Ich habe gelernt, dass ein Seelenzustand ist, den man für sich selbst erschaffen muss - jeden Tag, jede Minute. Und es ist dieses edle Wissen, diese zauberhafte Kraft, die jedes Mädchen in eine Prinzessin verwandeln kann.”
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“The exquisite art of idleness is one of the most important things that any university can teach. —OSCAR WILDE”
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