What is a difficult woman? It’s a woman who doesn’t let anyone stop her from being herself, especially when it goes against cultural norms. Author, Karen Karbo, showcases 29 ladies who broke cultural norms. A few of the ladies showcased are: Jane Goodall, Shonda Rhimes, Hillary Rodham Clinton, J.K. Rowling, etc. Each chapter is a short essay of that woman’s life and how they may be perceived difficult by the society of their time.
If you a right-winger this book may not be the best fit for you. If you are a leftist then this book might be just right. I’m personally middle of the road, which might be why I wasn’t fond of this book. A few of the ladies chosen I found fascinating: Elizabeth Taylor, Shonda Rhimes, Margaret Cho, Vita Sackville-West. Some of the other ladies picked I’m not sure how their lives could be something I’d want to admire. For instance Carrie Fisher, Janis Joplin to name a few. If you enjoy vignettes and learning about women from different time periods then you might like In Praise Of Difficult Women.
I received my free copy of In Praise Of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo from TLC Book Tours care of National Geographic. I was excited to get this title to review and I am sad I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was thinking I would. Even if this book isn’t my cup of tea, it might be your favorite kind. To go grab a copy click here and to find out more about the author check out her website.