Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein To Release "The Truth, Diary Of A Gutsy Tween"

Dr. Holstein's new book is an updated release by Sky Pony Press of her popular book for tweens, "The Truth I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything". The release is scheduled for July 1st, 2014

On July 1, 2014, the newly revised and expanded edition of "The Truth: I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything" will be published by Sky Pony Press.  The new title is "The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween".  This release falls on the heels of "The Locket", a page to stage play version of "The Truth", which was performed in Asbury Park on May 5th, 2014 to rave reviews.

"The Truth: I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything", the acclaimed novel by Dr. Holstein, is a fictional diary for girls, tweens and teens. Written by an 11 year old girl as a diary, Dr. Barbara has embedded within the story positive truths and concepts geared to help girls develop self-esteem and resiliency.

"I'm very excited," Dr. Holstein stated, "that Sky Pony Press is releasing an expanded version of 'The Truth'. The girl really has so much to say, that an expanded edition is in order.  After all she is the secret voice of most tweens.  She gets us, whether we are 11 or 80 to think about all the issues that face a girl growing up in our society.  She shares her deepest feelings around her first crush, her parents fighting, her anxieties about moving, her feelings about bullies, her triumphs and her problems.  And she finds a way to stay proud and sure of herself as she faces what is inevitable: growing into being a teen.  She is in her own way, every girl's 'Selfie'.  She is a captured moment of all of us, those that are girls and tweens and those of us that were tweens long ago."

Dr. Holstein is a prolific writer who crosses genres with ease. Dr. Holstein's book for teens and tweens is a first in using fiction for positive psychology.

Her second book in The Truth Series is “Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!”  Now the girl is 13. She handles many adolescent issues, including a crush, moving, a death in the family, feeling fat and problems with girlfriends.  'Secrets' provides a book kids and parents and grandparents can share and use as a sounding board for needed communication between the generations.

Both “The Truth” and “Secrets” are great for grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens in their lives. Both books will be re-released by Sky Pony Press.

Dr. Holstein believes that getting in touch with your strengths, talents and potential at every age, as well as learning how to hold on to the wise, playful, happy, gutsy and energetic girl that still resides within each woman is essential for mental health.

To assist this process she has written many books, including: case study material as presented in ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’; inspirational stories as presented in ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU’ and romance, mystery books designed to bring fun, excitement, romance and positive psychological truths into women's lives.  Latest books are:  Parts 1 and 2 of ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’, available in paper and as e-books; Parts 1,2 and 3 of ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’ are now available, incorporated into ‘Around Every Corner’ on Kindle.

In addition to running a thriving practice, Dr. Holstein is a very successful author. She is available for media interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at All of her works are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website at


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness.  She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video 'TED' style talks on Happiness,  Postive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting.

She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.

‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ is in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ received rave reviews as an inspirational storybook. ‘DELIGHT’ is available in two versions, paperback and a CD that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

Other works include ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’, 'Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!’ and 'Around Every Corner: Romance And Mystery . . . '


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Twitter: @truth4girls