We are introduced to Taogirl, the prototypical Tao and defiant woman, as she guides the reader through the transitions along life's journey. Taogirl explains that to attain true happiness on this path one needs to embrace a philosophy of Taoist acceptance coupled with a dash of healthy defiance. Taoism brings her peace. Her defiant attitude endows her with the necessary skills to deal with life's challenges. With a clear and concise explanation of Taoism and depiction of the defiant attributes Taogirl possesses, C J Golden's style is conversational and accessible. "The Tao of the Defiant Woman" incorporates stories and quotes from the great Taoist teachers along with anecdotes and advice from well known women who serve as modern role models. The book covers a variety of topics such as; relationships and love, health and body image, the importance of friendships, and our ever-changing world.