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Interview with Alana Munro, author of Women Behaving Badly

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Women Behaving Badly – Exposing the Truth about Female Friendship is about the toxic behaviours sometimes conducted between women of all ages. Bitching does not end as soon as females grow up. We all know about teenage girls – but what about forty year old women with three kids? This book exposes the reality of being a woman. Not all women are nurturing or fair. Some women are mean and never seem to mature after their thirteen birthday.

I highlight and discuss the bad behaviours to look out for, such as jealousy, power games, competition, bitching, bullying, gossiping and more.

However what is unique about this book is how deeply personal it is. Throughout the book there are many painful and often quite shocking tales of females behaving badly towards me. All of the stories are true and happened to me directly. The most unlikely ‘friends’ can turn toxic on us and I want to reveal what can go on behind the sweet smiles.

It’s not all scary and nail biting. I do believe it is possible to find healthier and happier relationships with females. I show you the tough questions to ask yourself to make sure you can protect yourself from the bad behaviours.

What genre is it?
It is non-fiction/real life.

What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Any person who wants to understand what motivates other females to behave in negative, passive aggressive ways, although a surprising number of males have read the book and concluded it has helped them ‘make sense’ of the young women in their own life.

The book has been recommended reading for young women who are being bullied or hurt by females in their life.

It is clear talking and easy to understand. There is no mind boggling psychology jargon. This book was written by a young woman for young women.

Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love my book.
books that talk straight from the heart and shoot from the hip (this book tells the truth, even if it makes us uncomfortable)

You’re a woman too, so have you ever been guilty of the kind of bitchiness you talk about in the book?
To answer your question…absolutely! I don’t know a woman alive who hasn’t bitched or been bitched about.  

How would you like the reader to feel as they read the last word of your book?
Liberated. I want my readers to feel that they are not alone and it is possible to find healthier, happier relationships with females.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a mummy of three, living down under in Western Australia.
We are actually a Scottish family but we thought we’d give the Aussie dream a try.

I am planning on writing my second book. I received a lot of positive feed back for Women Behaving Badly, so I really must continue writing.

It is a joy but lots of hard work! Let’s just say the house work gets neglected.

We know we are part of the publicity for this book, but we’re curious as to how the rest of it is going.
I have been interviewed on ABC radio in a live studio. That was amazing. They actually asked me back to do a segment called ‘Chick Chat’. I have also been interviewed by the press and the article was printed.

Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?
http://alanamunroauthor.com.

How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
@Amauthor.

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  1. Thanks for a great interview David. :)

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