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Wonder Women + Wonder Writers: 4 Dope Books from Female Authors
We are all aware who run the world.
(Girls. It’s girls.)
Here are four excellent books, all best sellers for all good reasons, guaranteed to have your back, whether you need:
- a boost up towards the next season of your life (drawn from many schools of thought and time-proven, simple, easy actionable steps. Plus some hard steps, we won’t lie.)
- irrefutable evidence that no one is stronger and smarter than a woman with her back up against the wall (and so many brooches aw yissss)
- a romantic, sweeping, multi-decade roller coaster ride (It’s priest. Have a little priest. Is it really good? Sir, it’s too good at least.)
- And a gentle introduction to the many motivations that start people on the road to plant-based veganism (beautiful photo-heavy recipes, from simple and accessible to complex and pricey ones.)
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Hit it, Fer-gie:
This book is exactly what it’s marketed as and we cannot recommend it highly enough. A blessedly modern, self-aware, soft-serve repackaging of the best of the best advice in save-your-own-damn-self self-help resources. You’ll likely like the author’s voice and style, but even if you don’t the power of her plan cannot be denied: one tiny sentence or even one half of one tiny sentence will strike you just right way at just the right time–you’ll act on it and you’ll see for yourself that Sincero is hooking you up to the good stuff.
Buy it. Read it. Then buy everything else she’s ever written and read it. We’re obsessed with her deadass refusal to be bound in her narrative style by anyone or anything. How high will this book make your blood pressure go if you don’t like the author? On a scale of 1-10, if the body of writing Robert McNamara left behind is a 3, this memoir is a 5.
Yes, there’s a priest and technically he’s tasty or whatever but he’s also a giant douche in our opinion. Romantic heroes abound, however—most of them women. McCollough captured Australia for the entire world to enjoy. (Look for her final novel ‘Bittersweet’ on an upcoming post.)
99.999999999 percent of us don’t want to cause suffering. One of 9,999,999,999 ways to prevent it is moving towards a plant based diet. This is a sweet and visually gorgeous cookbook but also easily digested (pun intended, but also so true–your gut will love the gentle nourishing goodness of these meals) manifesto. This excerpt is a good example of the call to action:
“It’s easy to get angry at the cattle ranchers and the big business that keeps meat rolling into our stores and restaurants, but I have to remember that they are just responding to market demands. If we stop the flow of money to these industries by converting to a plant-based diet they will eventually have to convert their land and processing facilities into newer, more profitable ventures.”
We want to hear your thoughts (always!)
- Are you working on yourself in any particular areas right now?
- Love or hate Madeleine Albright?
- Did you feel a tiny bit of pity for McCullough’s Luke?
- Was Barbara Stanwyck the best part of the Thornbirds miniseries? (No? Get off this blog.)
- Have you given a plant-based diet a go?
- Do you love rice milk?
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