Articles tagged "Lean In"

Happy Valentine’s #BookBday

Let one of these new books be your Valentine today:

THE DARK FLOOD RISES by Margaret Drabble
Three starred reviews for this novel about a highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age. “For women of a certain age, it is a pure pleasure to grow older alongside Drabble. For all others, there’s plenty of joy to be had in this thoughtful meditation on aging and mortality.” — Library Journal, starred review

A Barnes & Noble Spring 2017 Discover Great New Writers pick! A moving celebration of what Hayes calls “the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected” of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks. “A unique and exuberant celebration of life and love.” — Kirkus Reviews

DROP THE BALL: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem
A bold and inspiring memoir and manifesto from a renowned voice in the women’s leadership movement who shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. “DROP THE BALL will likely be dubbed by many as the heir apparent to LEAN IN… But there are key differences between Dufu and Sandberg that are likely to make DROP THE BALL resonate with a more diverse circle of women. Her message is not only refreshing, but long overdue.” — The Daily Beast readmoreremove

Wonder Women Wednesday!

When we think of "wonder women," we naturally think of librarians. (We know there are great men librarians, too, but today we're focusing on the ladies.) So when the book WONDER WOMEN: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection by Debora L. Spar came up on our radar we thought it was only fitting to share it with you.

Before writing WONDER WOMEN Spar, who is the president of Barnard College, believed gender equality had been achieved and that women could have it all "with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow." As she struggled to do just that, Spar started to wonder: How far have women really come? And what will it take to get true equality for good?

Much like Sheryl Sandberg's LEAN IN, WONDER WOMEN examines those questions with new research about how women's lives have—and have not—changed over the past fifty years, told through the lens of Spar’s personal story.

Glamour called the book "Explosive," and Booklist said, “As [Spar] shifts from the reasoned research of academics to the grocery checkout lines with their masses of impossible celebrity weight-loss triumphs while providing the facts and figures of gender politics from the workplace to the dreaded department-store changing room, Spar’s acerbic wit would do Dorothy Parker proud. WONDER WOMEN is equally valuable as a reference source for college-bound daughters and as a lively read for their mothers to dissect in book clubs.”

Spar has an incredible media line-up for WONDER WOMEN, including: