Amen, sister. 🙌🏼
An oldie but a goodie made recently relevant again by the movie The Post.
Stopped by one of my favorite Friend‘s of the Library bookstores in Oakland today to renew my membership & take a quick gander at what they had in stock. Found my favorite book, 84 Charing Cross Road, which I always buy when I see it to give to friends, a Joan Didion book that I haven‘t read & the Katherine Graham autobiography, Personal History. We are reading this for my work feminist book club so I am thrilled that I found a good used copy.
Do you like:
- Women who are bad-asses ✅
- Autobiographies ✅
- Journalism ✅
- Politics ✅
- Dysfunctional families ✅
Then you need to read this! Do not let the pearls fool you - she was not a dusty chick. She was amazing, brilliant and helped paved the way for us women who came behind her. #brave doesn't even begin to describe her ❤️ #augustgrrrl
I have been reading this slowly, partly because it is a large book and not easily portable, but also because it is well written and fascinating. I really want to slow down reading this. Savor it I guess.
My girlfriend recommended this as a MUST READ when I mentioned I am going to try to read more non-fiction this year. As a native of Arlington (across the river from D.C.) I thought Katherine Graham is well known to me. Boy I was wrong. This is fascinating. I have just started this and already I am engrossed with her storytelling. #page24ofcurrentread #readjanuary
My favorite books are memoirs so it's incredibly tough for me to pick one #memorablememoirs
Although it's been awhile since I've read Graham's memoir, I remember really enjoying it. And because I also like books about strong women and family owned businesses, it seemed like a good pick to post here.