When Top Women Journalists + Entrepreneurs Build Your Reading List
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I'm part of a fabulous book club made up of women journalists and entrepreneurs. We even have people in the group who've written some of the more impactful stories to kick off #timesup and #metoo. Because everyone comes to the meetings charged up about what they're working on, we usually spend about fifteen percent of the time talking about the books and eight-five percent of the time discussing our workplaces, relationships and all else that makes us who we are. The club is great fun, but preparing for it is also wonderful because we have such a great list of books.
Since it's Friday, and I'm sick of writing serious content this week, I thought I'd share our list for the next few meetings. My friend Elana Berkowitz writes the blurbs you'll read for each book (except for The Power) and picks out the books with Kate Shaw.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
I'm more than halfway through the book and it's a total page turner that makes you rethink gender parity on so many levels. Plus, it's thrilling and reads super fast.
Crises can bring out the best in us. It can be hard to believe that when headlines are crowded with toilet paper hoarders or raucous spring breakers under the impression that they're invincible, but it's true. A paper by the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center found that assumptions about people acting in their own best interest during a crisis are "fundamentally incorrect" and that "human beings…typically rise to the daunting challenges that disasters pose."
How to stay productive and positive while working remotely
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