A Country Girl Can Survive: A Guide for the Simple Girl in the Big City

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You've heard all those jokes about people who live in the country as they are stereotyped as uneducated, impoverished and unintelligent. In the country, people who live in the city are stereotyped as too overeducated for their own good, hurried and self-centered. In this book both of these stereotypes were brought colliding head on to create humor and to teach counseling issues such as anger management, social skills, self-esteem, dating and decreasing stress. As you read you will speak the language of a simple country girl and accompany her as she journeys for the first time to the big city. It is my hope that as we laugh at these ridiculous stereotypes we would seek not to judge, but love our fellow brethren.

"Now ya hard-workin city or country cowboy relax an enjoy ya a good laugh cuz you're worth it."

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Anita Yates is a licensed clinical social worker from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The author grew up in a small coal-mining town in southern West Virginia. In 1992, Ms. Yates received a Bachelors of Art Degree in Psychology from Marshall University. In 1994, she received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. Ms. Yates has over ten years of post-graduate professional experience ranging from serving as a crisis counselor at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center to serving as a clinical therapist for Family Systems, Inc. Ms. Yates provided individual, marital and family counseling to military service members at Oceana Fleet & Family Services and Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Most recently, Ms. Yates has lived in Paimpol, France teaching English in the French educational system. The author’s passions are comedic writing, traveling and wine-tasting.

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