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Based on Mackenzi Lee's popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with Lee's humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.

©2018 Mackenzie Lee (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Mediocre

If you can get passed the obvious political push and personal opinions, this is a nice book. Could not listen around my young children because of the language. I saw one review encouraging teens to listen, just be aware that she does use the “F” word and all others. I had hoped for more details on each person, but I understand the data is lacking. It could have been great - pushy opinions make it only okay, for me.

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Awesome history, heavy-handed political agenda

This book contains 52 great five minute biographies, none of them concerning the usual suspects. You can read about Cleopatra or Amelia Earhart lots of places. This is a sampler of people you probably haven't heard of, which is exactly what I wanted. There have been some powerful/influential women of all races and religions going back thousands of years and here are the details. The brevity makes this an easy listen. It's straight forward and concise enough to be accessible to kids, but it's very informative to adults.

Beware: If you chafe at being lectured about social justice, this author may be a challenge for you. She's not the kind of historian who lets the facts speak for themselves. She shares her views. IMO everyone would benefit from having a broader knowledge of history. She clearly has a passion for inspiring disenfranchised women, which is noble. But, making visitors form outside that group feel welcome doesn't necessarily seem to be her priority.

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Recommend!

Very entertaining! Brief bios of little-known women inventors, scientists, warriors, athletes and rulers, all told with humor and in an easy to understand format. Great reading/listening!

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Very Interesting

I never realized so many fascinating women made such amazing contributions to history. Well researched and written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-18

Wow - Go women power!

Amazing insight into a history of women whom I would have never known of, and yet now after the finishing the book - I’m humbled and glad I’ve had the opportunity to glimpse into the lives of super minded, strong and powerful girlfriends of the past. A must listen for all 👌👌👌

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-18

Fun and Fascinating- Loved it!!

Amazing stories brought to life with the quirky writing style. Great read! Every teenage girl should be given a copy of this book!!