Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Woman’s Book of Inspiration edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi
What does it mean to be a woman? These excerpts are a testament to women everywhere, today and in the past, who embody a spirit of everything from courage to understanding, from nurturing to hope. Includes: Amelia Earhart: "Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." Madeleine Albright: "I especially treasure the young women who say that my example has inspired them to raise their sights so that they now feel that serving as secretary of state or in even higher office is a realistic goal." Isabel Allende: "I can promise you that women working together—linked, informed, and educated—can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet." Gloria Vanderbilt: "I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success." George Eliot: "Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." Margaret Thatcher: "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." And many more!
Review by Rose Thornton:
I enjoyed this book, although I would not count it among the greatest I have ever read. A Woman’s Book of Inspiration is inspiring on a surface level; not a lot of depth to it, but I assume it is what it was meant to be—a light, encouraging collection of thoughtful wit. For this, it met its mark and I can recommend it.
Among my favorite quotes in the book are:
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
“Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.”
“Tact is the art of making people feel at home when that’s where you wish they were.”
“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”
Thanks for visiting, Rose, Julie, Donna, & Rochelle
Length: 128 Pages