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Posted December 28, 2012
Posted February 6, 2005
Decent, but not excellent.
I almost picked this up in hardcover right after it came out; I'm glad I waited and picked it up in softcover instead as I think I would have felt cheated paying close to thirty dollars for what is fundimentally brief (two to six pages seems to be the average) bios of noteable liberated women through the ages. What is their lost art of love? I enjoyed the book, but I admit after finishing it, I have no idea what the author was trying to hint at there, as the only real unifying theme seems to be the tried and true ideals of 'being true to yourself' and 'living life out loud'. Still, it's an enjoyable enough read and easy to pick up and put down, ideal for those times you have ten minutes to spare on a complete and self-contained reading--good for on the bus or killing time on the incline bike.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2004
For those who choose to ravish, not BE ravished
I work for Barnes & Noble, and every once in a while we are asked to do Staff Recommendations. I read this book and asked my manager if I should rec. it. I live in Texas, and considering the general consensus toward women (remember the woman arrested for selling vibrators?)needless to say I was a bit nervous. She laughed and said, why not, Cindy? So here we go. This book absolutely floored me. So often society tells us to act one way, but so often it doesn't bring women happiness. Why is that? Because some of us are meant for something different. Some of us are meant to blaze trails, ravish instead of be ravished, lend wisdom and outlets to men in power who need not the stereotype, but the anti-type: strong confident women who can stand on their own and do it without remorse or care to the expectations set forth by society. Behind every extraordinary man there lives an extraordinary woman. These are the women who stood behind no one, and were extraordinary all in themselves. Any girl, coming of age, learning her path, should read this book. It's not about sex, it's about accepting yourself and living your life the way you want to live it. LOVED this book, and will be looking forward to discussing it with my daughter as she ages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 10, 2011
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