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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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As with most anthologies this one had some wonderful “hits” and a few “misses” for me, but overall I think this is a pretty good snapshot of that particular moment in time, and includes a range of responses very similar to those found online during the social media deluge of women telling their truth loudly and clearly all at the same time.

#Booked2019 #WithASocialMediaFocus #MeToo

Also #NFNov
#Nonfiction2019
#NinfictionMatters

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SamAnne
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A gripping must-read book that can‘t provide me with pithy “who knew?” Or “fun fact!” Litsy comments to gain me points for #NFNov. Because it it stellar reporting on the crap nearly every woman has dealt with in life, in school, on jobs. It‘s not new news, just well reported confirmation of what many of us have endured. @rsteve388 @Clwojick

SamAnne And yes, I wanted a glass of wine after a 2 hour listen. I‘m listening to this right after finishing Ronan Farrow‘s Catch and Kill. The books are so complementary. I like that She Said makes the point that as bad as these actresses had it, less privileged women working menial jobs have it much worse. And while many women have been inspired by the #metoo movement, many women are still in no-win situations and have little recourse. (edited) 3d
Hooked_on_books Sounds very validating 3d
SamAnne And gosh, I love middle-age. Now I can grab a beer or cocktail at a bar--with my book!!!. I'm not in my 20s, 30s anymore and I'm not getting hit up. Except by other bibliophiles LOL. AM always up for a conversation about books and literature though! 3d
Clwojick stacked. 1d
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Samplergal
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Next up. Hope I can finish before it‘s due back at the library! #nfnovember #metoo

TheBookAddict 🤞🏽 hope you make it! 5d
Clwojick 1 pt. 3d
Samplergal @TheBookAddict Made it with two days to spare! 2d
TheBookAddict 🙌🏽 🥳 2d
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UnabridgedPod
Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Sooooo many moments in Chandler Baker's Whisper Network made me sit up and huff a laugh in painful recognition. This book is, on its surface, a mystery and a suspense novel, but it's also a book about women. Much of it is about women in corporate culture, but it's also just about women: the ways that we think we're enlightened and progressive and living in a new world AND the ways that sometimes those things just aren't true. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod It's a feminist book and a true book and a #metoo book.
The suspenseful parts of the novel are solid if not revelatory. There were a few places where the book dragged a bit--I felt as if some sections could have moved faster. But the keen, observing eye of the novel, which comes packaged in a first-person-plural perspective (love it!), is brilliant, and the women at its center are compelling and flawed.
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UnabridgedPod The book focuses on Sloane, Ardie, and Grace, three friends at a firm with different approaches to making it. Sloane is the always-put-together, on-the-fast-track mom/wife who is social and extroverted and sometimes oblivious (sometimes willfully so) but also caring and bold. Ardie is the recently divorced mom who has "opted out" of the high expectations for appearance and fashion, ⬇️ 1w
UnabridgedPod t he brilliant lawyer who is an introvert but also fiercely loyal to her friends. And Grace is the new mom who is struggling with sleeplessness and the need to maintain her beauty-pageant appearance, while she's also pumping and trying to maintain her marriage. Into their midst comes Katherine, a young lawyer who seems to be susceptible to the predation of Ames, a man who plays a role in the lives of each woman. ⬇️ 1w
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UnabridgedPod When Sloane, Ardie, and Grace band together to try to protect Katherine, they end up taking on a culture that has in the past remained a silent but obvious threat.⠀

There's a lot going on here: a secret and anonymous spreadsheet of men that women should avoid; a subplot about Sloane's daughter being bullied at school (I LOOOOVE this one), ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod a cleaning lady at the office who becomes increasingly important, and complicated family dynamics for each woman that play into her decisions. It's not a perfect novel, but it is one that made me think. A lot. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review! We are reading this one in 2020 for our #BotmBuddyRead 1w
UnabridgedPod @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It will be fabulous for discussion!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UnabridgedPod awesome!! I‘m looking forward to it!! 1w
Hooked_on_books I loved this book! I felt so seen. 1w
UnabridgedPod @Hooked_on_books Yes! That‘s the perfect way to say it 1w
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Come-read-with-me
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This book brought me to tears, made me angry, and elicited tears on almost every page. It focuses on the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and paints a picture of the temperature of the country in the early day‘s of the #metoo movement. It should be a must read for anyone wants to recognize the courage it takes to stand up to people of power. It includes an amazing collection of interviews with women who have become the faces of #metoo. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Great review!! 1w
Come-read-with-me @Come-read-with-me #TIL. The amazing sequence of events that toppled one of the most powerful and dangerous men in Hollywood. It made me consider what I can do in my daily to stand up for the voices they have been silenced for far too long. ✊🏻. #nfnov. #TIL So glad I finished today! (edited) 1w
Come-read-with-me @Reggie Thank you! I just couldn‘t stop reading - it is so compelling! 1w
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Megabooks Definitely going to read this! Great review! 1w
rsteve388 9 pts. Man this book has taken the reading community by storm! 1w
Come-read-with-me @rsteve388 It is shocking - the story will take your breath away. 1w
rsteve388 I am gonna finish it tonight. Wild ride so far. 1w
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Megabooks
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Just watched the Weinstein episode of #Pbs #frontline for #NFnov. That man completely sickens me. Overall the episode wasn‘t that salacious, but the #TIL is that powerful men will do anything to silence those who could bring them down and abusive men can get away with a lot

#metoo harassed pretty severely by a high school academic team coach, as were many other girls.

readordierachel I'm sorry that happened to you 2w
Megabooks @readordierachel Thanks. I just wish I had known I could speak up. It was the 90s. Unfortunately, a more permissive time. 2w
rsteve388 9 pts 2w
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Amiable
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Completed this as my first book for #NFNov. It‘s a very well-written account by the New York Times journalists who investigated Harvey Weinstein‘s history of predatory behavior towards women, and how breaking that story led directly to the #MeToo movement. It ends with a recounting of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, which angered me all over again. Definitely recommend.
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overtheedge @Amiable I was wondering how this was.....sounds worth the read!! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just thinking about that hearing makes me angry again. I Still can‘t believe we learned nothing after Anita Hill and basically just repeated the same hearings 30ish years later, with literally some of the exact same senators (because they are still senators after all this time) asking essentially the same tone deaf questions. 2w
Amiable @overtheedge Definitely worth it! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know—I couldn‘t even watch all of Kavanaugh‘s rants after Dr. Blasey Ford‘s testimony. I work with several women who went to Yale with him and they all said he was exactly that entitled, privileged drunken party dude that Dr. Ford described. And all said they had no doubt he did what she said. It made me sick to my stomach to know he‘s got a lifetime appointment to the court. 2w
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Amiable @rsteve388 Did you count this completed book for #NFNov? 2w
rsteve388 Not yet, I am working my way through all the posts from yesterday and today. I'll state the number of pts when j count it! 2w
Amiable @rsteve388 Ok, thanks! Wanted to make sure it didn‘t slip through the cracks since I posted later last night. 2w
rsteve388 6 pts 2w
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Reputation | Sara Shepard
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4.5 ⭐️ this does center around the #metoo movement as there are several discussions of rape in this book.
I honestly didn‘t expect to love this one as much as I did but as you read the first few chapters everything unfolds so fast and the drama jumps out. I loved how Sarah didn‘t wait half the book to start the hack and drama, they jumped right out with it. One aspect I hated and this is why it wasn‘t five stars for me is it felt like a tv drama.

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ScientistSam
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I 💞 Rai's Forbidden Hearts series and this tangentially linked one is great if funnier and not as steamy. A self-made woman who founded a dating app business runs into the man who ghosted her...as the spokesman for a rival dating service she hopes to acquire!

Our heroine has burnt once too many times (think #MeToo) and our hero deals with NFL brain injuries affecting his family, so there is a serious side to this wonderful romance. 4.5❤️

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crhealey
Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Project “Get my life together” was derailed by this important, engrossing read. #mylifesamess #friendofthepod #metoo

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