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In Praise of Difficult Women
Karen Karbo says that “difficult women” are smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine rule breakers who chart their way with little regard for expectations. They are women who believe that their needs, passions and goals are just as important as those of everyone around her. In her new book, In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules, Karen spotlights heroines such as Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, who dared to break the rules. She discusses some of the lessons she’s learned along the way. Karen is the author of a book series that includes Julia Child Rules, How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, and The Gospel According to Coco Chanel.
Happy to Be Here
At age 21, Janelle Hanchett got pregnant. After giving birth, the pressure of being a “good” mom alongside a feeling of being trapped and unfulfilled became too much and she turned to alcohol and drugs for relief and meaning. For 10 years, Janelle grappled with the progression of addiction, bouncing from rehab to rock bottom to therapy in her quest for sobriety. She shares her story of a recovery she never imagined possible. Janelle created the blog, Renegade Mothering, which has attracted an audience of millions of readers. Janelle is the author of the book, I’m Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering.
The Obstacle is the Way
Ryan Holiday says that there is a formula for success that shows us how to turn obstacles into opportunities. He discusses how we can transform our toughest trials into our greatest triumphs. Ryan is a bestselling author and media strategist. After dropping out of college at age 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, the author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google. Ryan is the author of six books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic.