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Women Who Work by Ivanka Trump
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Reads like a giant pat on the back of the privileged. Self-congratulatory, this collection of banal platitudes is confusing in that the author clearly doesn't know who her readers are. The vast majority of "women who work" could not relate to this marketing scheme cum policy position Ms. Trump espouses. For that reason, this book is tone deaf and so earnestly tone deaf I'm left wondering who the heck she thought her audience would be? The notion Ms. Trump truly understands the trials and challenges (and arguably even the successes) of "women who work" enough to commiserate with them (and thus, sincerely inspire them) strikes this reader as laughable. Her book, for this reason, may find a home amongst other trust fund babies celebrating their "success" in business but the notion it would resonate in the lives of the middle or working class is incomprehensible. The "rules" Trump is rewriting consists not of integrity, hard work, or even education but rather nepotism, born wealth, and generational advantages of the 1%.
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May 10, 2017 – Shelved

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