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In Praise of Difficult Women

Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world.

Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, In Praise of Difficult Women is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others. Their lives - imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious - provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being "difficult," Karbo reveals, might not make life easier, but it can make it more fulfilling-whatever that means for you.

©2018 Karen Karbo (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Ryan
  • Denver, CO
  • 01-08-19

loved learning so much about these women!

this book was quite lovely! I learnt a lot about those women - some were inspirational, and others were ground shaking :)

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Fascinating!

I loved hearing all the little details of these “difficult” women. Highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-19

FABULOUS

Totally AWESOME!! easy to listen laugh enjoy! Loved it!.. Male or female will ENJOY! Thanks!