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What We Love
Meg Wolizer has been a literary force for decades. Her recently acclaimed novel, The Wife, was turned into a movie, for which Glenn Close is winning awards. The descriptiveness in her writing is second only to her beguiling characters who stick to the ribs and stay with you long after the final chapter. Her latest book, The Female Persuasion, follows Greer Kadetsky (although she adeptly switches voice to other characters, Faulkner style) as she wades into the Feminist Movement. As it evolves, so too does the heroine, who discovers her own (outside) voice.
in a watershed moment for women in sports, the World Surf League announced equal pay for women in their sport.“Bravo to the WSL for their commitment to equal pay,” says Bianca Valenti, a San Francisco–based pro surfer who won Latin America’s first big-wave surf competition this summer. By conquering a 20-foot wave and winning the competition, she took away $1,750—a quarter of the $7,000 men’s prize. “Maybe we’ll find we have created equity not just in surfing, but for all sports.”
Elizabeth Holmes wanted to be the next Steve Jobs. But John Carreyrou’s reporting in Bad Blood shows that her Silicon Valley start-up, Theranos, turned out to be an enormous fraud, and we burned through the book in 2 days. Holmes started Theranos when she was 19, having dropped out of Stanford University, and she claimed to have devised blood tests that only required very small amounts of blood at Theranos. She became the world’s youngest billionaire on the way to a federal indictment for defrauding investors.
Real Woman Happenings
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The New York Times and New Yorker investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct unleashed the #MeToo movement, and women everywhere began sharing their frustration—and fury—about the ways they’d also been mistreated and abused. Yet, what this movement has also sparked is an unintended consequence: It’s re-triggering traumatic experiences from the past, bringing terrible memories and emotions to the surface again. What can you do if this has happened to you—or how can you best support a friend or loved one facing an old trauma all over again? Real Woman investigates.Read More
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This year, I challenge you to try something completely new. Take a knitting class. Go skydiving. Learn the tango. Study Portuguese. Do something you’ve always wanted to do, and then write me and let me know what you’re up to. I think you’re going to surprise yourself.Read More
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