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I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,843 ratings  ·  147 reviews
In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! Alexi ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Evolve Publishing (first published September 3rd 2013)
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Jennifer Yes. I gave up 60% through the book. I applaud Alexis' spirit, but I am a bit too experienced (old) and jaded for the pep-talks offered. …moreYes. I gave up 60% through the book. I applaud Alexis' spirit, but I am a bit too experienced (old) and jaded for the pep-talks offered. (less)

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Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
I very rarely spend time reviewing books I dislike, but I feel that this one deserves at least an explanation for the two stars. I appreciate the sentiments Jones is trying to get across about empowering women and supporting one another through tough times, however it seems that she is blinded to the barriers that face women without her privilege. Jones seems very blind to additional forms of societal oppression that face women who may live in poverty, who may be different races, religions and n ...more
Lisamarie Landreth
Paper & Glam Book Club May 2015
What was set-up to be the community building manifesto for generation Y delivered little more than a fluffy pep-talk comprised of pedestrian quotes and cliches with the attribution errors of a tumblr feed.

Disappointing and skippable, however the cover looks gorgeous on my bookshelf!
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved reading "I am that Girl" because it really inspires! Throughout the whole books there are a lot of ideas and perspectives to rethink your goals and current status, to find ways of improving. Only minus: some of the the storys shared by Jones are "too perfect". Although she says she is making mistakes as well, her actions and examples seem way too flawless and over the top (like when she "saved" the waitress and the way she talked to the guy in the restaurant...). ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was clearly not the target market for this book. Before reading I had no clue who Alexis Jones was, or that there was an organization called "I Am That Girl." All I knew was that it was under my Amazon recommendations, and Goodreads hadn't steered my wrong with books that had a rating higher than 4.0; this just made the cut. The description also said Alexis helped women "ages 8 to 80" so I gave it a shot.

If I were under 20, I might have enjoyed this. Unfortunately, I found it full of fluff an
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book and am kinda sad that I already finished it. Really, this is one of those books EVERY girl should have read at least once in her lifetime.

This book is so encouraging and authentic. I feel like I own the world and am able to do/achieve whatever I desire. Alexis Jones made me gain confidence and respect for myself during that book. She taught me to believe in myself and that I should pursue my dreams. What I loved most is that is was so honest - she didn't just said "
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As I have been feeling out of place and a little lost the past few months I so happen to run across this book and preordered it through Amazon because one of my favorite actresses Sophia Busch writes the forward.. I found myself each day following helpful steps from the book and also found that the deeper I was reading the more motivated it made me for day to day living as well as pushing me to pursue my passions/dreams. I feel blessed to have stumbled upon this. I would encourage any women who ...more
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is literally one giant pep talk. It took me forever to finish, because it's not really binge reading material, but rather something to read a chapter here and there. There are not many groundbraking new realizations, just a lot of positive energy. Alexis really emphasizes the importance of hard work and I agree that this is essential, but her work ethic is something else (and I don't necessarily agree with some of her suggested practices). Overall I Am That Girl seems almost too "polis ...more
May 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I couldn't do it. I had to give up on this. I had a hard time reading it. I liked the premise of it and I found many useful concepts and quotes, but the author's voice was unbearable. Her perspective was narrowminded, entitled, and privileged. I couldn't bring myself to appreciate her points of view and I couldn't take her seriously. I really wanted to get through this book and give it a chance, but I did not like how I felt when I read it. It's time to move on to something new. ...more
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Best for a young 20 something starting out.
Jessi Huenink
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is best suited for young women, late high school or college. I love the message Alexis shares of loving each other and being cheerleaders rather than competing. And also about gracefully failing.
Sarah Anne Peterson
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
“Oh NO,” I thought when I saw the magenta cover and its sugary girl-power word choice. And as one with a philosophy minor, I cringed when I saw the problematic phrase “your truth.”

It’s not that I’m against pink and optimistic self help for girls, but a book that touts all these from its cover alone just oozes a candy-coated confidence that oversimplifies life’s problems. I prefer my books with some grit.

But Alexis Jones has achieved a lot on her journey, and she can check proving me wrong off he
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually write reviews but for this book I have to make an exception. Because this book? It's a game changer, ladies. Every girl/woman (no matter which age) should take the time to read this book at least once in their life.

This book will help you find your path, teach you how to appreciate the little things, show you how even changing little things can go a long way and mostly to dream big and never stop. It encourages you to put yourself first and still not lose sight of others around y
Emily Hopkins
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

In I AM THAT GIRL, Alexis Jones helps you find your purpose, what you want in life and who you want to be. The book is separated into two parts with different chapters in each section. This book is funny and very inspiring. There needs to be more Alexis Jones' in this world.

As you read, Jones discusses how to live your life to the fullest, to find your purpose and be that girl. I really liked how Jones added in stories from other women. I also loved how she worded everything. I think Jones' purp
Samantha Greer
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loves
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Alexis Jones helps girls of all ages find their carve their own path in life. Its a book for girls to harvest their passion and run with it. Throughout the book the language is as empowering as the message. The words stick with the reader and follow them around. I have caught myself several times in moments of weakness thinking, “Be Hard-Core”, “Soak it all up”, or “I am enough”. These little phrases stick with me through my tough days at school, adversity, and hardship. The w ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
The book was one giant pep talk that was super disappointing to me. It took me three months to get through it because it was very difficult to read because it wasn’t engaging. I would not recommend this for women in their twenties but I think it is more applicable for teenagers. I didn’t really learn anything, it was mostly fluff. Also several misattribute quotes which comes off as very unprofessional. I did enjoy the section about learning to say no and choosing your priorities.
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really, really enjoyed this book! As a 40 something woman it really gave me back some of the drive and confidence we can lose as everyday life takes hold of us. Like many of you here I to have highlighted throughout this book. Very inspirational. A big thank you to the Paper and Glam Book Club because I would have never picked this book up if not for you.

Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not original content, while I loved the idea of this book, I just couldn't get all the way through some of the rough writing, without feeling like I was receiving any new ideas or impact from the book. I had hoped to find in it something to the serious pump up like You are a Bad Ass, but I wasn't even able to finish this book without feeling a bit bored. ...more
Kristy Pavlichko
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finally did it. After following Alexis Jones and her nonprofit, I AM THAT GIRL on social media for so long, I finally sat down to read her book. Inspiring, eye opening, and magnificent are just a few words to describe this book. While I don’t believe Alexis represents all girls because some may never experience the privilege that Alexis has, I do believe that all girls of any age should read this book. Alexis talks about being “that girl” by following your dreams, believing in yourself, being ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was very inspiring and I believe every woman could relate to some, if not all, of this book. I would even consider it to now be my “woman’s bible” as I have so many quotes/sections marked, highlighted, and dogeared that spoke out to me the most, so I can continue to refer back to them. Alexis does an amazing job of carrying you through this book, along with countless stories and quotes from so many different kinds of relatable women who have been there-done that, and can offer a piece ...more
Sarah Guarini
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I skim-read this as fast as possible, hoping there would be something to help with a potential career-pivot for myself (because the title suggests that it will do so). But all it was was fluffy pep-talks and repeated phrases like “you can do it! Don’t make excuses! Just eat healthy and exercise and you’ll fell better!” There were two pages about career exploration/ expansion, and even those had the super-obvious advice to explore and spend time on your passion. DUH. Kind of pedantic advice. And ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found this was a good read to see that we women need to love ourselves and surround ourselves with supportive people that help us grow, love us, want the best for us, and are positive. Also, Jones talks about becoming supporters of each other and not competition. I think there needs to be more out there with this message and we should take initiative to make it happen. All of us have struggles and we glean so much from a community of support and camaraderie. I think there are people who picked ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet, really encouraging book that makes me want to be my best self and to connect with other women to support each other. Even though it's filled with personal stories not just from the author, but from many other very successful women, it's not just feel-good rah-rah content.

My best takeaway was the concrete explanation and tips for getting a mentor/mentors to help you on your personal journey because that's something I'm personally lacking at this time. There were helpful tips for wherever
Tashi Washington
The book I needed to read...I am that girl and didn't even know it

I started this book with little to no expectations and I am happy that this book surpassed my expectations. As a working mom with 3 very active kids, I've struggled recently with my identity as a career woman, mom and partner. I find myself struggling with a work/life balance. It was awesome to read that I'm not alone and having "it" all figured out means something different to everyone. Asking for help and leaning on my support s
Angie Karsama
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it
This book took me a looong time to read, but mostly on my own account and distraction. Maybe the book wasn’t as intriguing to consistently pick it up? I feel like overall it is worth reading if you’re just starting your career, college, or young adult self. I’d say that I resonated with a lot of the stories overall! I tried to research this women empowerment movement post reading and didn’t find much recent not sure if this book is too dated for today rather than 3-4 years ago. There w ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: after-college
This one took me a while to read, but I think that's mainly because I had to get my mind in the right place first. When I picked it up in May I was at a very low point in my life...I wanted a book that would "fix me" or tell me what I was doing "wrong." As time has passed I've gotten stronger and this time when I picked it up I was ready to receive the message it sent, and I breezed right through the second half of the book with ease. Geared towards women in their 20's-40's in my opinion. ...more
Emma Rappaport
Jul 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I would rate this book somewhere between a 3-3.5. Overall, I think it’s well-rounded and well-written, I loved the personal stories from strong women, and it shed light on new or overlooked areas.

I thought the chapters were super long (although, I understood the formatting), which made this book drag. Also, it fades into the general self-help/empowerment category, and is truly meant for women who need a confidence boost or a teenage audience.
Karlin Amor Smith
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I Am That Girl" is well worth the read. This is a book that every woman should own. I found this book to be one I couldn't put down. Inside this book's pages are wonderful life lessons, and positive affirmations that have the power to change your way of thinking, build your strength, & remind you of how special you are. I really enjoyed this book.
Rebecca Viner
Sep 24, 2017 rated it liked it
There are plenty of good lessons in here and would be great for a teenager or someone in her early twenties. Whilst it certainly would be a “feel good” book, some of life’s challenges (such as discrimination) aren’t covered. My 3-star rating is because I’m almost 26 and just felt I was a bit out of the target audience.
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club-reads
As someone who doesn’t typically read this genre of books, I found that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. There are many different stories from different women included, which was what I found most inspiring. Overall a great, quick read that leaves you feeling inspired. A good way to kick of my 2018 reading list!
Pamela Harrison
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was amazing - so much motivation but not only that, it spoke truth about who we, as women, have a tendency to view ourselves as: less than enough. Shining light on those uncomfortable truths was continuing theme throughout the book. Thank you Alexis for forcing me to acknowledge THAT GIRL.
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