TOP 10: Erica Jong Is Back Conquering Fears

Erica Jong's Fear of Dying: Photo: St. Martin's Press

Erica Jong Is Back Conquering Fears: Rita Braver–cbsnews.com–10/19/15–Photo: St. Martin’s Press

TOP 10: Food for Life: How Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl's book My Kitchen Year

Food for Life–How Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl: Allison McNearney–dailybeast.com–10/4/15

TOP 10: Amy Robach Recounts How Her Life Changed After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Amy Robach and family, author "Better"/Photo: Amy Robach

Amy Robach Recounts How Her Life Changed After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Amy Robach–abcnews.go.com–9/30/15–Photo: Amy Robach

Interview: Entrepreneur Jessica Jackley On Her Journey To End Global Poverty

Jessica Jackley and twin boys, author of Clay Water Brick/Photo: Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley and her twin boys

By Toni Piccinini/Sept. 6, 2015
Photos provided by Jessica Jackley (@jessicajackley)

I met Jessica Jackley, the author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least at Book Passage—known as the Bay Area’s Liveliest Bookstore—in the café before her book talk and signing. I told her I’d be the lady with the adult beverage. She responded she’d be lady with the stroller and mom in tow.

I had seen her Ted Talk, Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money–and love,  and was enchanted with her passion, her poise and her take on our perception of poverty and giving.

“Choose not to focus on the lack, the hurt, the poverty, or the brokenness that we all know exists. Choose to see potential and possibility.” Jessica Jackley 

With her baby beside her, Jessica generously offered to chat with me about Kiva, the revolutionary microlending institution she founded with her former husband, and pretty much anything else I wanted to ask her…   [Read more…]

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TOP 10: Groundbreaking Female Justices on the Supreme Court

Linda Hirshman's book Sisters In Law

Groundbreaking Female Justices on the Supreme Court (Book Review): Cary Franklin–washingtonpost.com–8/30/15

TOP 10: Steve Kraske: Claire McCaskill Uses Book to Tell of a Woman’s Career in the Man’s World of Politics

Claire McCaskill book Plenty Ladylike

Steve Kraske–Claire McCaskill Uses Book to Tell of a Woman’s Career in the Man’s World of Politics: S. Kraske–kansascity.com–8/6/15

TOP 10: Brene Brown Wants You to Wallow in Your Failure

Brene Brown's book, Rising Strong

Brené Brown Wants You To Wallow in Your Failure: K. R. Naasel–fastcompany.com–8/4/15

Interview: Photographer Paola Gianturco Shines the Light on Grandmother Power

Paola Gianturco with her book, 'Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon' on Book Launch Day

Paola Gianturco/Photo: P. Burke

By Stacey Gualandi/July 25, 3015
Twitter: Paola Gianturco

If you love photographs that take you to new corners of the world to meet fascinating people like we do, you will want to pick up a copy of Paola Gianturco’s beautiful book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. Paola is a renowned photographer who has made a career of documenting women’s lives. This time her subjects are over 100 grandmothers in over 15 countries.

“I was on five continents and everywhere I saw the same thing—energetic, effective grandmothers doing important work.”  Paola Gianturco

Paola’s book has won four first place literary awards; been turned into a museum exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum; and was the inspiration for a piece by composer Phyllis Chen commissioned by the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

I was thrilled to have her on The Women’s Eye Radio Show to talk about her special journey to capture the spirit and stories of these indomitable activist women…   [Read more…]

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