If you read our “Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2019” post, you might remember that I was excited about the prospect of reading Melinda Gates’s book. Despite the fact that it’s not my usual type of book, I was interested in reading it because of the blurb and because it was written about some of the work supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - specifically about the work they do to support women. The title of the book refers to Gates’s primary point: “If you want to lift society up, invest in women.”
Book: Can We All be Feminists? edited by June Eric-Udorie Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays, Politics Reading Accoutrements: Note-taking paraphernalia (writing utensils, paper, audio recording device, computer, whatever method works best for you, you’re gonna want to have notes to refer back to!) Content Notes: Society-inflicted trauma and discrimination based on race, class, body, immigration…
...I was just excited because the cover is a giant middle finger and I absolutely love to hate on Lean In.
Okay readers, before we get started on this review, one small caveat: We have not watched...any...of Mindy Kaling’s TV comedy. (Bethany has seen No Strings Attached, and Kaling’s character was the only one she actually liked in that movie.) We did know that the commercials for her self-titled TV series, The Mindy Project, were funny, but unfortunately neither of us spend much of our scarce free time watching comedy.
I really wanted to review a book about unions for Labor Day, but most of the ones I found were either pretty expensive or not really what I wanted to focus on. Then, I remembered that I have Emergent Strategy.
My husband presented me with Wolf Whistle Politics and said, “This looked interesting. I thought you’d like it and that it would make you mad.” What can I say? The man knows me.
With the subtitle “Living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America,” I knew this wasn’t going to be a “fun” read. I waited until I was mentally ready to dig into some hard truths.
r those of you who read the blog regularly, this might seem like a book that is completely outside of my realm of interest. Y'all know that I love romance novels and a good suspense plot and that will never change. You may not know that Oliver Sacks happens to be my favorite author, I just don't get to read him very often because 1) his books are expensive and 2) I read them in hard copy - not electronic - which means they take longer for me to read. If you're thinking, "Can we get to the review now? None of this seems important," I promise, I'm getting there.
Rising Strong has a gravitational pull to continue flipping each page as personal self-discovery seems to be lurking with every turn.
I watched the movie first. I know, I know - “ALWAYS read the book before you watch the movie!” And that is a good rule of thumb most of the time. But I love the actresses in Hidden Figures and the story looked awesome and I didn’t have time to read the book yet. (Yes, I know. “Excuses, excuses...”) SO, I watched the movie first. You know what? It made me want to read the book.