Here Marone provides not only a strong statement on the obligation of fathers to foster female equality, but also a step--by-step guide on how to accomplish this feat. Most fathers, according to Marone, are well-intentioned but fall short of the ideal of creating an environment where girls are equal to boys (and women to men). Toward this end, and beginning right at home, he offers tests and checklists, including a set of ""visualization exercises"" whereby, in place of a bedtime story, the success-inducing father might tell his daughter to ""imagine yourself leading an archeological expedition through a steamy jungle."" Does your daughter have an eating disorder? Don't watch every bit that goes into her mouth (or doesn't). Instead, build her self-esteem by showing that you value her for more than her looks. And if you can't think of any good role models for your daughter, Marone thoughtfully provides thumbnail biographies of 20-odd successful women from Twyla Tharp to Grandma Moses. There's energy and enthusiasm here, and while the obvious is often stated, Marone's advice is useful and inspiring.