Book Tour Review: Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After + Giveaway


Join us for this tour from June 13 to July 1, 2022!

Book Details:
 
Book Title:  Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales by Anne E. Beall
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  126 pages
GenreFeminist, Fairy Tales, Literary Criticism
Publisher:  Independent Publishing
Release date:  November 17, 2018
Content Rating:  PG + M. Some fairy tales are a bit gruesome but there is no bad language or explicit sex. 

 Book Description:

Did Cinderella live happily ever after? You might think so until you look more closely at the hidden messages in beloved fairy tales. In this book, fairy tales are analyzed in terms of the underlying messages about marriage, agency, power, suffering, and good versus evil, with a focus on how male and female characters differ in each of these areas. The analysis is a data-driven approach that provides clear evidence for the hidden


Join us for this tour from June 13 to July 1, 2022!

Book Details:
 
Book Title:  Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales by Anne E. Beall
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  126 pages
GenreFeminist, Fairy Tales, Literary Criticism
Publisher:  Independent Publishing
Release date:  November 17, 2018
Content Rating:  PG + M. Some fairy tales are a bit gruesome but there is no bad language or explicit sex. 

 Book Description:

Did Cinderella live happily ever after? You might think so until you look more closely at the hidden messages in beloved fairy tales. In this book, fairy tales are analyzed in terms of the underlying messages about marriage, agency, power, suffering, and good versus evil, with a focus on how male and female characters differ in each of these areas. The analysis is a data-driven approach that provides clear evidence for the hidden messages in these beloved tales. The end conclusion is not whether fairy tales are good or bad but rather what messages they deliver about life, even if unintentionally.


My Review

I was very curious to read this book. Like all readers, I have read and watched many fairy tales. In fact, retelling of fairy tales is one of the hottest genres in the book community currently. With the recent shift in our society and the way we think, how people identify, pronouns, etc. this is a very appropriate book.

This book focuses on these different topics:

The Importance of Fairy Tales
Poor Cinderella
Love and Marriage: Who Marries Up ang Why?
Engagements and Married Life
Agency in Fairy Tales: Who is Active and Why
Who is Powerful and Who Suffers?
Good Overcomes Evil-But When and For Whom?
Common Characters and What They Reveal
Other Messages in Fairy Tales
Final Thoughts
Methodology and Data from Grimms' Fairy Tales

Anne breaks down in each chapter different family tales and the type of subliming messaging that the stories are providing us. Like that beauty is very important, a lot of the women marry up to royalty and are not portrayed as the powerful female, and why should the threat of saving someone's life be a hall pass for marriage (Beauty and the Beast).

These are just some of the different examples that can be found in this book. At the end of each chapter is a Major Message like the one below:

Major Message: Engagements don't always lead to marriages, and once they occur, they're not always happy, regardless of whether one marries royalty or not.

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Meet the Author:

A leader in the field of market research and one of the few female CEOs in the industry, Anne E. Beall is the author of 10 books in business, gender studies, and mindfulness, including Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales and The Psychology of Gender. Her book Heartfelt Connections was named one of the top 100 Notable Indie books in 2016 by Shelf Unbound, and she has published nearly a dozen business articles in noted journals. Her books have been featured in People Magazine, Toronto Sun, Hers Magazine, and Ms. Career Girl, and she has been interviewed by NBC, NPR, and WGN. Having received her PhD in social psychology from Yale University, Anne resides in Evanston, Illinois and is the founder of the market consultancy company Beall Research.

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Tour Schedule:

June 13 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 13 - Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 15 - Viviana MacKade – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 16 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
June 17 – Confessions of the Perfect Mom – book review
June 17 – Kam's Place – book review
June 20 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / giveaway
June 21 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
June 21 - Lamon Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – Novels Alive – book review / giveaway
June 22 - The Girl Who Reads – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 23 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – Chit Chat With Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 27 – My Fictional Oasis – book review
June 27 - Books for Books - book spotlight
June 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 28 - My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 29 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 29 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 30 – Lynchburg Reads – book review / giveaway
June 30 - Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 1 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 1 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
July 1 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
 

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CINDERELLA DID NOT LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

Comments

Anne Beall said…
Thanks so much for your review! So appreciated.

--Anne Beall

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