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The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience


The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

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3.5/5 (47 valutazioni)
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14 ore
Pubblicato:
Oct 1, 2019
ISBN:
9781508299233
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Audiolibro

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You're my hero. Who's yours?"

Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It's one of our favorite topics.

HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.

CHELSEA: This audiobook is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.

Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.

So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic—they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.

To us, they are all gutsy women—leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it's that the world needs gutsy women.

Pubblicato:
Oct 1, 2019
ISBN:
9781508299233
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and US Senator. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author of seven previous books, all published by Simon & Schuster.

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  • Hillary and Chelsea Clinton compiled an inspiring collection of stories about courageous women throughout history who refused to comply with the status quo. These fierce women took actions that have made a difference in all our lives. Get fired up for Women's History Month with these compelling role models, from civil rights activists and LGBTQ trailblazers, to athletes and great thinkers.

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  • (5/5)

    6 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    Absolutely love this book! Great book for a holiday gift!

    6 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    21 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    I thought this was a great read. It is a shame some idiots feel the need to review something for the sake of being cruel.

    21 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    13 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    Great content, great narration. One I’ll be buying to read with my kids.

    13 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (5/5)

    11 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    I gained a greater appreciation for Women around the world as well as those in my own country. I loved the many leads to other memoirs by some of these great women. Thank you Hilary & Chelsea.

    11 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • (4/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    Over the past few years, I have read several compilation-style books about important figures throughout the years. The difference that this one has is that Hillary and Chelsea often relate the chosen figures to the issues of the US today.

    This is a difficult book to review as it is a collection of stories of real women. I feel that the writing (and narration in the case of the audiobook) was well done and the selection introduced many women I’d never heard of which is exciting. It has made me want to read more about some of these women.

    Overall I would recommend this book, particularly on audiobook. You don’t necessarily need to be a fan of the Clintons to read it but I think it helps to at least agree with some of their politics as commentary is scattered throughout.

    4 out of 5 stars!

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  • (1/5)

    3 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    Thanks I hate it. Hilary killed Gaddafi and ruined Europe.

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    2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

    It has nothing to do with any body but themselves

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  • (1/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    The person who says they wrote it
    She’s a lying manipulative mean hearted “ or is that heart.?? So Hillary stick to something ur good at , wtevr else that may be

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  • (1/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    No mention of her e-mails or server. Or Jeffery Epstein.

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