Tuesday, September 24, 2019

In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules, by Karen Karbo (author), Bernadette Dunne (narrator)

Blackstone Publishing, November 2018

This is a celebration of notably difficult women, women who do what they choose rather than what's expected. In most cases, of course, they don't do anything that wouldn't be perfectly acceptable in men, but as we all know, the rules are different for women. We're supposed to be nice, and cooperative, self-effacing--not independent, ambitious, strong, or inconvenient.

The women included here are fashion designers, politicians, athletes, artists, actors, singers, and other entertainers. Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Taylor, Shonda Rhimes, Helen Gurley Brown, Gloria Steinem, Carrie Fisher, and others are each presented as the difficult and accomplished women they were or are. It's a very lively look at them all, interesting and enlightening, and often inspiring.

As a quick introduction to some really impressive women, it's well worth a bit of your time.

I bought this audiobook.

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