Reading Challenge #20: A Book with Career Advice

Title:┬áNot That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Author: Lena Dunham How it fulfills the challenge: This book doesn't actually give all that much advice in the traditional sense, but the essays are written in such a way that you discover the career lessons for yourself. Namely, listening to your … Continue reading Reading Challenge #20: A Book with Career Advice

Women Writers Reading Challenge #51: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

So the early Wonder Woman? Yeah, she was kind of a badass. And she is descended from some of the most influential suffragettes and women's rights leaders of the early twentieth century, owing debts to Margaret Sanger and Emmeline Pankhurst. Her creator also invented the lie detector (though the patented invention--the polygraph--would be created by … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #51: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Women Writers Reading Challenge #47: Mimi by Lucy Ellmann

I don't know what it is about some books, but from the moment I see the cover or hear the title of the book, I'm instantly convinced that it is a book I MUST read. They are usually quiet books like┬áThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, which is another book I love. I … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #47: Mimi by Lucy Ellmann

Women Writers Reading Challenge #40: Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

This lovely coffee table book was created about 25 years after Marilyn Monroe's death, which means that it has the benefit of many other biographies coming before it (more perspective). Originally conceived by Marilyn with photographer George Barris, the project was supposed to feature his pictures and her text to "set the record straight." Her … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #40: Marilyn by Gloria Steinem