Love Warrior was recommended to me by several ladies and I am loving it. Although not in my usual genre, the meaning behind this story is empowering. We all have tough things in our lives (work, relationships, finances, sickness... the list goes on), but Glennon shares her story with us to show that we can all overcome really really tough things. We are all fighters and can overcome mountains if we choose.
There are a lot of exciting changes coming to Klacole.com this month (including the new pictures on the book club page), so join me as we read Glennon's story and enjoy the sunshine of Summer! Here's to the mountains, let's overcome them together.
Synopsis from Amazon:
A memoir of betrayal and self-discovery by bestselling author Glennon Doyle, Love Warrioris a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are all born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
Synopsis by Amazon:
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.
Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.
Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.
I began audible two years ago and haven't look back. Reviewing books that you technically didn't read (but listened to) was a weird concept at first, but here we are.
Elon Musk is a POWER-HOUSE. If you have ever heard of PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, or, most recently, SolarCity, then you have heard of Elon Musk. This man is what I would call modern day Avatar. He doesn't need sleep and has probably figured out how to turn emails into calories burned (Elon, if this is true... please send a PSA) Besides his ridiculous non-human traits, I am choosing this book as my first audible review because frankly I am so glad I finished.
The book, firstly, is WAY TOO LONG. It borders on encouraging career pep-talk to memoir and because of that sometimes it was tough to keep going. The upside is that there are many nuggets of information about Elon Musk's in the book that will change your view on the technology mogul.
My list is not exhaustive. Although TV and news may paint him to be the real life Tony Stark, Elon is changing the world one self-driving car and rocket at a time. The book opened my eyes to curiosity and I am glad I took the time to listen to it. Now, post book, it is only slightly annoying how attentive I am to his products.
If you are looking for a long road trip audible book that tells a story of someone changing American technology, this is your book. And when you're done, you might be as big of an Elon fan as I am now.
Synopsis from Amazon:
The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:
Synopsis From Amazon:
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.
Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.
Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.
From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.
Synopsis (from Amazon):
Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She’d confess her situation to her friends—if it wasn’t for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: “I’ll tell them what you did.”
Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table—much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor’s window box.
Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can’t keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect.
The Synopsis: What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her―girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?