Allison James is author of the book, The 10 Women Youll Be Before Youre 35 (Polka Dot Press), and she says every woman goes through 10 phases before reaching middle age.
Besides party girls and drama queens, women also have stages like the New Graduate, who faces the workforce after college; the Dollarless Diva, who is a broke shopaholic; and the Worker Bee who sacrifices her personal life for her career.
For example, James says Britney Spears and Tara Reid are perfect examples of party girls while Angelina Jolies drive to do everything herself makes her the epitome of Ms. Independence.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez is a classic Chameleon because of the way she changes her identity to suit her current love interest.
All of this role-playing is well and good but James says the ultimate goal is to become a self-satisfied True You, like Oprah, Julia Roberts, and Brooke Shields, who all emerged from periods of insecurity as better women.
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