This book is so well written and researched. The case of Ann Cooper Hewitt and her forced sterilization was captivating. Her mother had the sterilization done so her daughter, Ann, couldn’t be the beneficiary of money from her father’s estate. This was an interesting story of what was considered okay to be done to women in 1934. The case set an example of questioning what constitutes how women could be considered not capable of being a mother. All of these issues were very in
I love memoirs! I am always fascinated reading about other people’s lives. This is another story about a remarkable person. Tammy Duckworth has overcome so many obstacles and difficulties throughout her life. This is story of resilience despite whatever challenges Tammy had to face. She has lived through poverty in her childhood, traumatic injuries in her Army career, become a mother and served as a US Senator. I was definitely in awe of what this woman has done with her life
I was very intrigued by this book when I heard it was about Jacqueline Cochran. I knew a bit about this pilot beforehand as her history is well known in the Palm Springs area. I enjoyed reading more about this pilot and businesswoman and also about another trail blazing pilot, Jerrie Cobb. I love following the USA space program and it was amazing to learn all these women accomplished so many years ago.
I had been hearing good things about this book so I thought I would check it out. The book has personal stories told by 23 people struggling with various weight issues. After each story Alli, an expert in eating disorders, shares her thoughts. We also hear Alli’s story as she details her struggles with weight, dieting etc. I found this book relatable and easy to read. It deals with many eating and diet issues and the complexity surrounding our thoughts about weight. It was en
This is a book about an influencer who has built her platform and brand around being childless by choice. This is all great until she meets Will and is very attracted to him. Unfortunately she soon realizes he is a single father to his daughter Addie. This definitely is a dilemma for Kit personally and career wise. Kit also is a book lover which is a another interesting aspect of her life. The pacing and writing are well done and this book is fun with characters that are enga
I loved this book! It is about a romance but so much more. Whitman and Leo have been fake dating for the paparazzi and fans for many years. Whenever Win (an actress) needs to look like she is happy and in love she calls on playboy Leo to help her out. In the beginning it is just fun but as time goes on they develop deeper feelings for each other. Win is completely about her career and her public persona. Being a woman of colour in Hollywood is not something easy to navigate w
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