My Feet Aren't Ugly by Debra Beck

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My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Guide to Loving Yourself from the Inside Out

By Debra Beck

“So you want to be yourself and still be liked.

Is this possible? What if you really liked yourself and if others liked you, great, and if they didn’t, that would be okay too? Wouldn’t that be a nice feeling not to care if everyone liked you?”

Awards for “My Feet Aren’t Ugly”

Nautilus Silver Book Award: Winner Young Adult, Non-Fiction

Mom’s Choice Award: Winner Juvenile Self-Improvement

Moonbeam Award: Bronze Medal Winner for Best First Book

USA Book Award: Winner in the Young Adult Non-Fiction Category

A nice guide for adolescenses who are strugling in this wonderful but confusing world. I have given this book to several of my students and they have enjoyed it and learned how to be better.

About Debra Beck, Author

Debra Beck, is the author of the award winning book My Feet Aren’t Ugly, A Girl’s Guide to Loving herself from the inside out, and is a devoted mentor for teenage girls and parents on issues facing teenagers and parents today.

Debra resides in Sedona, AZ   


Liking yourself means others can’t affect you

Having self esteem is very powerful. When you have confidence and satisfaction in yourself, you make decisions that are good for you, like leaving parties that make you feel uncomfortable, or telling boys, “No thanks, I just want to hang with my friends,” or wearing the clothes that you like. Having self-esteem and liking ourselves means others can’t affect you.


Great Book to develop skills

Michelle Rossi
author of All About Me, Contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul2, Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul.

My Feet Aren’t Ugly,” guides the young reader to understand and gain self-esteem through affirmation and self-reflection. Debra’s book allows space for the reader to get to know themselves better through journaling and self-reflection. The young reader will develop skills in areas such as creative thinking, positive thinking, understanding the importance of their health and goal setting. An excellent read that is also a great tool for all parents, teacher’s and counselors.

Simple advice that makes teenage girls feel better

Annalee Stewart Levine, Co-author of The Teen Quiz Book

I wish My Feet Aren’t Ugly had been around when I was younger. It is a great guide for girls trying to get through the maze of being a teenager. It provides simple, easy to follow advice that helps you feel better about yourself and gives tips for making true friendships.


It talks about sex and drugs

Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? Do you ever feel self conscious around other people? Have you ever been pressured to do something you don’t want to do?

The author achieved exactly what she was trying to. After I read this book, I went out to the real world and yelled “Sock it to me! I can do it!” It helped me overcome peer pressure, and I really found myself.