The Savvy Reader book club selection for September is Sheryl Sandburg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead:
I am choosing this book as my first book club selection to motivate me to finally read it. When Lean In was initially released I read so many negative reviews I couldn't bring myself to read it. Then I realized it is time I find out what all the hoopla is about.
This month I am also recommending Leymah Gbowee's book Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War as a companion read.
Sheryl Sandberg mentions Leymah Gbowee and her memoir Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War in the beginning of her book. Leymah won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to lead the women's protests that toppled Liberia's dictator. While attending a book party in Sheryl's home a guest asked Leymah how American women could help those who experienced the horrors and mass rapes of war in places like Liberia. Her response was four simple words: "More women in power." Her memoir should be an interesting read.
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Have you read either of these books? What were your thoughts? Be sure to stop back in throughout the month to participate in the discussions.