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Factory Man by Beth Macy

<i>Factory Man</i> by Beth Macy

We’ve all heard that the world is flat (thanks Friedman) and we all know that American manufacturing rarely takes place America anymore. What we often don’t talk about is what life is like in those places left behind. While this book claims to be about one man who saves a town (which he kind of does, […]

The Sweetest Rain by Myra John...

<i>The Sweetest Rain</i> by Myra Johnson

One of the reasons I love reading is that I can learn about people and places I would have never known. Sometimes good escapist fictional fluff is lovely, but most of the time I love a book I can also feel wrapped by. Like a blanket of knowledge comforting me into a better person. When […]

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

<i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene Brown

  If you’ve read anything Brown has written, seen her TED talk or watched anything she’s done – you do not need me to tell you to buy this book. You’ve already bought this book and probably pre-ordered it. Those of you who have heard of this Brown woman and are skeptical because you’re not really […]

Jesus, Pope Francis and a Protesta...

<i>Jesus, Pope Francis and a Protestant Walk Into a Bar</i> by Paul Rock and Bill Tames

  Y’all, I am not going to lie. I requested this from NetGalley without even clicking to find out more info. The title and the cover were enough to draw me completely in. I didn’t know who Paul Rock was (the Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian in Kansas City, MO), nor did I know that […]

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

<i>Modern Romance</i> by Aziz Ansari

  Recently, my brother and I were taking a road trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and back. The trip is about 9 hours in total, so we looked for an audiobook that would take up most of that. Both being avid Ansari fans, we made this choice quickly. I am an advocate of listening to […]

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder...

<i>Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America</i> by Jill Leovy

  Ghettoside is a behemoth of a book. At 366 pages, it’s longer than most other non-fiction books of its ilk and it packs punches on every single page. Tracing the homicide investigation of a 18-year-old boy murdered in a drive-by shooting, Leovy peels back the layers of complications which surround the lives and deaths […]

How Remarkable Women Lead by J...

<i>How Remarkable Women Lead</i> by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston

  This insightful and helpful book is another necessary book for the library of a woman in leadership in any capacity. Using their well-researched and effective Centered Leadership model, Barsh and Cranston walk readers through functional and clearly communicated steps to maximize their work and personal hours. This is not a typical “how to have it […]

Leading Women by Nancy O’...

<i>Leading Women</i> by Nancy O’Reilly

  Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets is one of those books that everyone in a leadership position should read through and then keep on their shelf for future reference. As O’Reilly says in the forward to her edited volume, she hopes that this book offers the “so, how?” of Sanburg’s famous Lean In. […]

Mistakes I Made at Work by Jes...

<i>Mistakes I Made at Work</i> by Jessica Bacal

  Mistakes I Made at Work is a great anthology of lessons from prominent women in various fields about how various failures at their jobs helped shape who they are. I read it for my job as a personnel and research director and will absolutely be using the wisdom gleaned from it in my job. […]

Enchanted Afternoon by Susan W...

<i>Enchanted Afternoon</i> by Susan Wiggs

  Enchanted Afternoon almost counts as an Old School Romance, being written in 2002. It’s  the unusual story of Helena and Michael, Helena’s journey to running a turn-of-the-century domestic violence shelter and how they created family out of their bare hands. It’s also one of the most pro-women novels I have read in a long time. […]

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