Great book to inspire the reader to live an authentic life and step out of their comfort zone. Although saying yes can be scary at times, Rhimes showsGreat book to inspire the reader to live an authentic life and step out of their comfort zone. Although saying yes can be scary at times, Rhimes shows that with by saying yes to more things in life, you can be open to opportunities you would have experienced otherwise.I also like that the book was written in a conversational style so you felt like you were talking to a friend instead of a celebrity as well as writing a book full of situations anyone can relate to;wondering read!...more
I really liked the way in which life is presented in small town Alabama a and the amount of courage shown by Idgie, Ruth and their relationship. ThisI really liked the way in which life is presented in small town Alabama a and the amount of courage shown by Idgie, Ruth and their relationship. This novel shows that show women can exist in any decade and the actions of the past can still inspire change in people today.
Book 10 of 2015 reading challenge -book with a color in the title...more
There's a popular saying that a journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step and after reading The Wildwater Walking Club, this saying provesThere's a popular saying that a journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step and after reading The Wildwater Walking Club, this saying proves more true than ever before. Noreen Kelly has just taken a buy-out from the company she's worked at for eighteen years as well as been dumped by her boyfriend Micheal all on the same day.
After a few days of wallowing in self-pity, Noreen decides to go outside and take a walk. While intially she walks in the neighborhood by herself, she soon becomes friends with her next door neighor Tess and they began to go on daily walks together. As each day passes, Nora begins to feel better about her situation and begins to discover things that she was to busy to notice before since she was wrapped up in her job. One day while Noreen and Tes are walking, they pass by a lavendar farm and instantly form a friendship with the farm's owner Rosie. With a shared love of walking and lavendar, these three women decide to create the Wildwater Walking Club.
As the months pass by, Noreen becomes confident and begins to juggle relationships with former co-workers, a self-help group for unemployed baby boomers, a nosy mother and her new friendships, she eventually realizes that work should be something you love to do, it shouldn't define who you are as a person.
I liked that this book was a very fast read; I actually finished the whole book in one day and the characters were likable. I didn't like how the lavender recipes were placed in the book, I would have prefered the recipes to be found at the end of the book so that if the reader was interested in creating some of the items mentioned in the book, they would have the option to do so. ...more
This is a wonderful collection of photographs highlighting the women of a Houston Texas roller derby team. I enjoyed reading about the history of RollThis is a wonderful collection of photographs highlighting the women of a Houston Texas roller derby team. I enjoyed reading about the history of Roller Derby as well as the the author's experience of taking photos of the Derby girls.Although the pictures are in black and white, the color of the derby girls passion for the sport shines through in each and every photo. By reading this book, I am inspired by seeing that any woman, regardless of her profession and background, is capable of becoming an athelte....more
This book was a wonderful combination of biography and photos highlighting Michelle Obama and the Obama family. I really liked that the book had candiThis book was a wonderful combination of biography and photos highlighting Michelle Obama and the Obama family. I really liked that the book had candid shots of the Obama family as well as rare never before seen photos from Michelle's childhood including her prom picture. It was an enjoyable and inspiring read which shows readers that by being driven and persistent, anyone can achieve their goals. ...more
I really enjoyed this book because it presented a real experience of someone struggling to lose weight. Although I've read other weight loss memoirs iI really enjoyed this book because it presented a real experience of someone struggling to lose weight. Although I've read other weight loss memoirs in the past, this book really struck a cord with me because of how honest she was about her successes and failures. Jennette is a 24 when she decides to start a weight loss journey after having gallbladder surgery. Through determination and trial and error, she begins to lose the excess weight and eventually becomes a lighter and healthier person. I liked that the book showed that weight loss is a slow progression rather than something that can be done overnight. As she reaches her goals, Jennette is surprised by not only how she changes but how others treat her differently. Through reading half-assed, readers can cheer with Jennette as she goes from being overweight and invisible to being a hero to many....more
Reading the Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl was just the thing to read to inspire me to lose weight this year. There were several things that I loved aReading the Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl was just the thing to read to inspire me to lose weight this year. There were several things that I loved about this book. First, I liked that Shauna was easy to relate to. As she began and traveled on her weight loss journey, you sympatized with her when she had setbacks and rejoiced with her as she lost weight. This book engaged me from the first page to the final page and I coudln't put the book down. I saw alot of myself in this book and I feel that if Shauna can lose half of her body weight (175 lbs.)in five years, what's stopping me from achieving my goals? This book was awesome!...more
I was about to pass this book up because the title didn't catch my attention. As I looked at the back cover,I thought to myself, "I do plenty of thingI was about to pass this book up because the title didn't catch my attention. As I looked at the back cover,I thought to myself, "I do plenty of things to further my career, I don't need to look at this book!" Now that I've finished reading the book, I am so glad I gave this book a chance.It helped me to see how women, myself included, act in certain ways which ultimately prevents us from furthering their career or obtaining their career goals.
Frankel starts in chapter one by noting that although this book lists 101 mistakes that women make in reference to their career,all women will not make all the mistakes listed in the book. After stating this fact, Frankel then presents a self-assessment chart for the reader to fill out to determine where she needs the most work to change her female behavior. Since each part of the assessment focuses on a particular weakness,each chapter following the assessment focuses on how women play the game, act, think, market,sound,look and respond.
When using describing female behavior, Frankel means the behavior that girls have been taught through society as well as in their own childhoods.She feels that women have been taught to be less outspoken, to be nurturers and providers, and to cater to their male co-workers. For example, I will admit that at my job, I sometimes do the work that is assigned to others. This is because I feel if I don't do it, it won't get done; Frankel label this behavior as mistake #4: Doing the work of Others.According to the book, I can resolve this problem by only doing what I am assigned to do and if I feel guilty for saying no to others,use self-talk to replace feeling guilty.
What I like most about the book is that she provides the mistake on one page and then on the opposite page, she provides coaching tips. Since she works as an executive coach, she provides lots of tips. She also provides real like experience that she had with clients in reference to each mistake and discusses the problem that each women faced as well as how with her help, they were able to come up with a solution.
Overall, I feel that this is a great book for any women whether she is woman at a Fortune 500 company or at Burger King. If we as women are to be more active in the business women, we need to learn rules so we know how to play the game. Also, we need to realize that although our past behavior worked for us at one time, in order to fully obtain our career goals, we need to learn to not cater to other but instead, we need to focus on the the highest level of success possible. ...more