The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us by Robyn Meredith

Review: The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping our world. With labor now unbound from geographic borders, we’re seeing startling shifts in how—and where—nearly everything we buy is made. In a compelling mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, veteran journalist Robyn Meredith untangles the complex web of business and politics, as well as environmental and … Continue reading The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us by Robyn Meredith

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Review: This is one of those books that comes along and turns everything you thought you knew upside down. I loved every minute of it and can’t wait to read more from Nafisi. We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For … Continue reading Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel

Review: Most of the guidance on living better wasn’t new, but the science behind it was new for me and incredibly interesting. It made so much more sense of the standard lifestyle and health advice that I have felt a little bombarded by at times. Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? … Continue reading The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel

The Honor Was Mine: A Look Inside the Struggles of Military Veterans by Elizabeth Heaney

Review: This was one of those books I picked up purely for the title. It captured my attention and then the subtitle made it a must-have for me. I didn’t even bother reading the synopsis before I bought it on Amazon, here. It helps that it was on sale at the time. Since I didn’t read the synopsis, I didn’t realize immediately that it was … Continue reading The Honor Was Mine: A Look Inside the Struggles of Military Veterans by Elizabeth Heaney

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Review: I am so glad that I read this after seeing the movie. I loved the movie, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the lifetime of achievement of the women featured in the movie plus there are more women mentioned in the book whose accomplishments aren’t evident in the film. It’s an amazing story and Shetterly relays it beautifully. Before John Glenn … Continue reading Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl At A Time by Tanya Lee Stone

Review: This is an incredibly informative book on an important issue all over the world. It’s a quick read for anyone interested in brushing up on the subject and getting involved. Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle … Continue reading Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl At A Time by Tanya Lee Stone

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Review: A truly interesting story and program that I had never heard of. It makes me wish this kind of testing and solutions were more prolific. Born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn, or worse, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young read and wrote everything backwards, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and could make no sense of an analog clock. … Continue reading The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

FF: Black Women making herstory

When I was a kid in school, I thought Black History Month was the only heritage month in existence. It’s been great to see that others exist in the years since and to take the time to get a better look at the women involved. There are some women we hear about in school but even they mostly seem like passengers on the ride to … Continue reading FF: Black Women making herstory

FF- Books about women’s issues

In the current climate of increased activism and political stress by so many, there are a few important things to remember. It can be changed I know that it can be changed because it has changed before It doesn’t take long to normalize the changes that I have benefited from Things I have benefited from may negatively impact someone else People work every day to … Continue reading FF- Books about women’s issues

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of the Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Review: A compelling book about the herstory and current state of being a single woman in the US. Some new information for me, but also referenced some books I’ve read before! This was my new Letter A for Litsy A to Z once I realized I need to change it. In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century … Continue reading All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of the Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister