In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

By Karen Karbo
Foreword by Cheryl Strayed
Read by Bernadette Dunne

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/27/2018

    ISBN: 9781982600341

  • Available on 11/27/2018

    ISBN: 9781982600334

  • Available on 11/27/2018

    ISBN: 9781982600358

Runtime: 11.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of twenty-nine iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world.

Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, In Praise of Difficult Women is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Bestselling author Karen Karbo spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others. Their lives—imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious—provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being “difficult,” Karbo reveals, might not make life easier, but it can make it more fulfilling—whatever that means for you.

In the Reader’s Guide included at the end, Karbo asks thought-provoking questions about how we relate to each woman that will make for fascinating book club conversation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In twenty-nine takes, Karen Karbo catalogs the ways in which a woman rankles: She can be independent, exacting, impatient, persistent, opinionated, angry, ambitious, confident, or just plain visible. You’ll need two copies!” Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches
“Part biography, part inspiration, all parts fascinating, In Praise of Difficult Women is a wise and hilarious reminder of the importance of being a pain in the ass. Keep it by your bedside.” Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable
“In this marvelous book, Karen Karbo illuminates the paths of women who refused to shut up, sit down, hold still, behave, or smile on anyone’s terms but their own.” Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Misfits Manifesto
“Part biography, part inspiration, all parts fascinating…A wise and hilarious reminder of the importance of being a pain in the ass. Keep it by your bedside.” Meghan Daum, bestselling author of The Unspeakable
“You’ll need two copies!” Stacy Schiff, New York Times bestselling author
“Absolutely delightful…Absorbing, inspiring, and often surprising portraits that raise important questions about femininity and culture, power, and bravery.” Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Karen Karbo

Karen Karbo is the author of three novels, all of which were New York Times Notable Books; several nonfiction books, including The Stuff of Life, a People magazine Critic’s Choice; and a few books for young adults. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Outside, Elle, and Vogue.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English