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

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

She couldnt 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, Youre my hero. Who
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Published October 1st 2019 by Simon Schuster Audio
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Derek Lynch
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this. Hillary and Chelsea are clear, concise, thoughtful, funny writers and Im thrilled about the diverse group of women they included in this book. Ive added so many memoirs from the women featured in this to my Want To Read list. I learned a lot from this book. ...more
Sahitya
I was very excited to know about the release of this book when I think I first saw Hillary and Chelsea on Stephen Colberts show and have been waiting to read it since then. Obviously it had a bit of a waitlist at my library(why am I surprised), so it took me this long to get to it.

As someone who doesnt know much about American history (because I never studied it), the only knowledge I have gained is through TV shows, documentaries, articles and maybe a few books, in the past 5-6 years. And its
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Sandi
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a phenomenal collection of essays about women who have made a lasting difference in the world. Some of them I had heard of before. Many of whom I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't. This collection of their stories is rich with diversity of race, nationality, physical abilities, time in history, and reason for celebrating their accomplishments. I honestly think this should be required reading for anyone who wants to consider themselves well educated in the achievements of women across ...more
Owlseyes
Aug 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
Each of these women has fought and won the kinds of victories that pave the way for progress for all of us, said Clinton.
Maybe, but she lost the 2016 Presidential election. She lost it. That's What happened.

https://amp.theguardian.com/books/201...


UPDATE
Maybe she thinks she's the gutsiest of them all....
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theg...

UPDATE

The next edition of this book should include Tulsi Gabbard. She's really gutsy.
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UPDATE

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Fountain Of Chris
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is, essentially, an encyclopedia. If you approach as such - and as a stepping off point for further exploration of prominent and influential women - you will avoid some disappointment others might feel.

We are all going to have certain women we think should be in a book like this, but who don't make it, for whatever reason. I won't hold that against Clinton^2, because it is an inherent limitation to any project of this sort. My biggest criticism is that the book doesn't do enough with the
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Lisa
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic! I saw Hillary and Chelsea's interview on CBS Sunday Morning and realized I needed to learn more about these Gutsy Women. I picked it up at the library and was discouraged by it's heft. It's more like a coffee table book, not one I could easily stuff in my bag to read at lunch. But it was the perfect book to read during commercials and I thought I'd just skim. I couldn't put it down. Every gutsy woman was about 4 pages; a length I could manage and packed with interesting facts that ...more
Wendy
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good book to give to young women. Young women are often given the message that they are not good enough. Or, they can't do this or that because they're girls. I have young nieces and it breaks my heart when I hear them spout these things that they hear. This book is the perfect antidote. You get listings of wonderful women who have accomplished great, even "impossible" things. It's inspiring and gives hope. I listened to the audiobook and it's always a bonus to listen to the authors ...more
stella Lee
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of book that I would actually buy then keep on reading again and again. Written by a dynamic mother daughter duo, they have listed so many wonderful examples of female protagonists from whom I can learn and want to learn much more. I am enjoying listening to both Hilary and Chelseas voices and their personal experiences as well as those selected females trail blazers and heroines. While they talk about many well-known figures such as Nightingales, Amelia Earhart, Madam Curie, ...more
Niamh
I wanted to love it. I really, really did. But this 400+ page book, stuffed full of amazing women from hundreds of different creeds, feels a little...ordinary. The Clinton's have a great writing style, but it presents a 'quantity over quality' issue through this book. I definitely learned a lot and found some new interesting women in history, but I never quite felt connected to it. And whilst the book contains many women who have worked in the fields of politics, lawmaking, sport and general ...more
Nicole Fogg Hudson
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Was looking forward to learning about the stories of these women, unfortunately the entire book was tainted with Hillary's bitter political comment through out. This could of been a completely totally enjoyable audio book, but instead I would cringe and seriously consider if I even wanted to listen to any more every time I had the listen to her bitter political digs.
Donna Lewis
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful informative look at the gutsy women of the world. I did not know:
On her third trip to the south to rescue her husband, Harriet Tubman found that he had remarried, so she decided that if he could do without her, she could do without him. She went on to bring hundreds of slaves to freedom.
Helen Keller confounded the ACLU.
When Sesame Street aired on PBS in 1969, a Mississippi state commission voted to ban the show. Public outcry forced its reinstatement. I had the good fortune
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Corin
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The stories are interesting and personal, and the structure of the book is well done.
Judi
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Truth is, I only read about 40 pages when I realized this is probably a book best read by 6th to 9th graders. Two or three pages devoted to each woman, very simplistic language and just not worth time for me to read it alone. However, I most likely will be reading it along with my 9 y/o granddaughter, who is a bit young to red it all by herself, but probably will enjoy reading it together and talking about each woman's accomplishments.
Claudia
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is amazing!! I love this book!
Correen
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the range of persons they presented and the personal manner of their presentation. I listened to the book and also enjoyed the their voices.

Their work is most likely targets young persons who are learning the names of important leaders. It is a good first resource as it allows the reader to learn about these women quickly and in a personal manner.
Megan Bogert
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many of my heroes' stories are in this book, as well as the stories of many women of whom I'd never heard. Brave, independent, fierce women need to be celebrated and learned from and this book highlights them all.
Lauren McDonald
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was such an inspirational read that I would recommend to any and everybody man or woman. While it covers the names that we all know and respect such as Anne Frank, Florence Nightingale, Jane Goodall and so many others, it covers even more names that I ashamedly did not know but was eager to learn about. The amount of women that have positively impacted the world is astounding, and if you read this I hope that you become inspired to do your part (however small it may feel) too.
Jessica
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Jammed full of great information including the achievements of brilliant and strong women. I learned a lot and it made me very proud to be who Iam.
I just had a problem with the narration. It was stiff and seemed to have no life to it.
Rebecca Gregory
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a truly important book. It raised my respect for Hillary and Chelsea Clinton even higher. I learned things about them that I didn't know. Both truly remarkable women.
But more than that they paid homage with the stories of so many women of courage. I'm happy to know their stories.
The book inspired me to ask my friends what their "Gutsy" time was and have been inspired by the stories, many of them I didn't know. I think the best legacy of this book is for us to tell our stories of courage
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Becky
This was a great book to listen while I walked each morning.
I did know a little bit here & there about many of the women in this book, but the background was a little deeper & more personal. Chelsea & Hillary took turns talking & gave some personal insight about many of the women.

The book was split into sections depending on where these "gutsy" women made their name in history- Athletes, Healers, Education etc....it was pretty lengthy.


I enjoyed learning "more" about the women I
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Marianne K. Benvenuti
So many stories of courage

This is a very long book, justifying so. Women, especially women of color have historically been taught to remain silent. Thanks to Hillary and Chelsea for bringing their stories to the light of day. I would add a few more names for consideration, possible for another book: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Oprah Winfrey, Chanel Miller, Sister Joan Chisiter (sp?), Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa, and, hopefully soon, the first woman President of the United States
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Marion
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! There are so many wonderful women featured, and it was refreshing to read about them! The particular selection of each women is excellent and enlightening. Women have come a long, long way thanks to the brave, resilient, courageous, hardworking, and marvelous lives dedicated to enabling women to shine. to further complete equality, to be valued and treasured, and to succeed. We must keep up the great work!
Lynn
Excellent anthology of great women over time. From the 19,20and 21 centuries. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are very good writers and their list of women who had guts is very extensive and well worth reading. A very important read. Very enjoyable too! ...more
KC
A great compilation of all kinds of gutsy women throughout history.
Cathy
Dec 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
I just couldn't get into the book. It was a little to elementary for me. That said, I think it would be an important book to have in a school library or classroom library. I think there are young girls who would enjoy a first glimpse at a collection of women who overcame great obstacles and odds to work their way into the pages of history. For me though, there was little in the way of any new information so it quickly became a tedious read and a bit of a disappointment.
Margaret Montalvo
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book about women who have made a huge impact not just in the U.S. but across the world. These gutsy women came from all walks of life and affected not just women but mankind in areas such as medicine, civil rights, science, etc. Some names are well-known and others we've never heard of and will likely never hear of again.

I listened to the audio which was read by the authors, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. They really did their homework. It was also interesting getting a little
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Kim Stock
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic collection of diverse women who have inspiring accomplishments!
Amanda
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, feminism
Read this book to your daughters. Read this book to your sons. Read it to your parents and grandparents and neighbors and friends. Everyone should know these womens stories. ...more
Jana
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book reads like a text book. It is interesting, but I was hoping that the stories would be more personalized.
Cdhutson
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book and it was my first audible. It narrated by the authors and very well done. Not only was it informative, but it was fascinating to hear how many women had so much influence even behind the scenes.
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) was the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the cabinet of President Barack Obama. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party's presidential nomination, and the first woman to win the popular vote in a presidential race - despite losing the election.

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