Famous Women

Fame has pluses and minuses: the power, influence, ability to make a difference and possible fortune versus the inevitable, inescapable spotlight on every achievement and every mistake. Women in the glare earned their top spots – often with a hard climb; they know the pros and cons, and now they’re sharing what they’ve learned.


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Summaries

How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

Maria Konnikova

Penguin Press, 2020

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How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are

Alicia Menendez

HarperBusiness, 2019

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The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Michelle Dean

Grove, 2018

R 9
Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

Hillary Rodham Clinton et al.

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms

Maureen Chiquet

HarperBusiness, 2017

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How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World

Andrea Barnet

Ecco, 2018

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Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

Gretchen Carlson

Center Street, 2017

8
Rewriting the Rules for Success

Ivanka Trump

Portfolio, 2017

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Malala Yousafzai

World Economic Forum, 2018

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Seven Rules to Live By

Robin Roberts

Hyperion, 2007

7