Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules by Karen Karbo

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

From Amelia Earhart to Carrie Fisher, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths.

Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Frida Kahlo, Nora Ephron, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Taylor, and Helen Gurley Brown, among others. Their lives–imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious–provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being “difficult,” Karbo reveals, might not make life easier. But it can make it more fulfilling–whatever that means for you.

my thoughts:

Love this book! Its chock full of mini-biographies about female icons within a variety of industries - Frida Kahlo, Nora Ephron, Shonda Rhimes, and Gloria Steinem to name a few.  Its the perfect book to dip in and out of. I love the idea of grabbing a cuppa, this book, and just diving right in.  Its such a great pick-me-up.  Reading about these awesome women, their struggles, their successes, and how inspiring they are - just puts a smile on my face.

The women in this book come from all walks of life and we learn about the ways in which they fought, raged, and paved their paths for their passions.  They are/were strong, determined, and capable - so they went for it.  These are women who believed in themselves and showed the world that women can do anything.  They are awe-inspiring stories that I gobbled up with joy.

I would happily recommend In Praise of Difficult Women to everyone - its a must-read!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule: In Praise of Difficult Women
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

I love books like this! :)

bermudaonion said...

Difficult women change the world. This book sounds awesome!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I admire so many of the women featured in this book - this is a must read for me!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Nadia said...

Lark, me too! I always learn something new and they always inspire me :)

Kathy, yes indeed! And yes, it is :)

Heather, a definite must-read :) Thanks for having me on the tour!

DoingDewey said...

I really enjoyed this too! I especially liked how different the women were from one another and it's one of the only books like this I've read that features women who are still alive :)