In Praise of Difficult Women

In Praise of Difficult Women

Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

Book - 2018
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Presents information on female rule-breakers, including Josephine Baker, Jane Goodall, Margaret Cho, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781426217746
Branch Call Number: 920.72 KAR
Characteristics: 346 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Glyder, Kimberly - Illustrator


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Mar 09, 2020

I was trying to find a book written by a British author named Louis or Lewis.
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Dec 01, 2018

This book is inspiring! It includes a wide range of women, including my hero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There were women I knew of, such as JK Rowling, Eva Peron, Angela Merkel, Billie Jean King, Jane Goodall, and Amelia Earhart. There were women I did not know, or knew little about, such as Martha Gellhorn, Shonda Rimes, Kay Thompson, and Lena Dunham.

The author writes in an engaging style, including humor as she describes the Life Lessons we should take from each inspiring woman.

I read a lot of this book in one sitting on an airplane trip. As this book is a series of short essays, I think it would be more fun to read it in smaller doses.

But it is a fun book! I decided to buy a copy of my college age niece for Christmas. If you know a young woman who would appreciate some inspiration, please consider this book! I give it at least 4-4.5 stars.

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