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

Author(s): Karen Karbo; Cheryl Strayed (Foreword by)

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From Amelia Earhart to Carrie Fisher, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Frida Kahlo, Nora Ephron, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Taylor, and Helen Gurley Brown, 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. 

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General Fields

  • : 9781426217746
  • : National Geographic Society
  • : National Geographic Society
  • : February 2018
  • : 1.5 Inches X 6 Inches X 8.6 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karen Karbo; Cheryl Strayed (Foreword by)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 920.72 B
  • : 288