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Lucinda "Cindy" Lee Gallop is an English advertising consultant, founder and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn companies.
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Trustee from the Toolroom
Nevil Shute - 2001-01-01 (first published in 1960)
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Follow Keith Stewart, a skilled maker of miniature working models, on an adventure-filled quest to save his orphaned niece from destitution. After his sister and her wealthy husband die in a shipwreck, Keith becomes the trustee of their entire fortune, hidden in the keel of their yacht. To recover it, he travels halfway around the world, risking everything on a long voyage in inhospitable waters. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters mobilizes to help him, and this humble man discovers he has more friends and admirers than he ever imagined.
Cindy Gallop
My sister @BLMalay was absolutely right. This book is utterly charming, unputdownable, and an amazing paean to sheer human goodness that will make you feel cheered and inspired when you finish reading it. Buy it here:      source
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Girl A
A Novel
Abigail Dean - 2021-02-02
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In this riveting novel, a young girl escapes captivity from her parents' House of Horrors, becoming known as "Girl A." Years later, she must confront her past when her mother dies and leaves her the family home. With her siblings, she aims to turn the House of Horrors into something positive, but must confront the secrets and shifting alliances of their familial relationships. An immersive psychological thriller that delves into the complexities of sibling bonds and shared trauma.
Cindy Gallop
HIGHLY recommended (albeit with trigger warning for child abuse): @abigailsdean @VikingBooks #GirlA. A harrowing, utterly riveting, unputdownable read, and one of those books you can't stop thinking about for a long time afterwards. Buy it here:      source
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Ellen Coyne
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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?
(And How to Fix It)
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic - 2019-03-12
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Why are most leaders men, and why are many of them incompetent? In this thought-provoking book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic delves into the destructive personality traits often associated with leadership potential, like overconfidence and narcissism. Through decades of research, he shows that these traits not only undermine success, but they also block competent women and non-stereotypical men from advancing. This flawed system negatively impacts us all. Chamorro-Premuzic presents a better way forward with new systems and processes that prioritize competence, humility, and wisdom in leadership roles.
Cindy Gallop
@monicawright And buy @drtcp's book, which carries my blurb saying that it's the most important business leadership book of our time:      source
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Anita Zielina
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Why Women Are Blamed For Everything
Exploring the Victim Blaming of Women Subjected to Violence and Trauma
Jessica Taylor - 2020-04-15
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"Unveiling the victim blaming culture: Why Women Are Blamed For Everything" is a compelling read that delves into the normalized culture of victim blaming towards women. Drawing from years of research and experience, the author examines why women are often held accountable for the crimes committed against them by their abusers. The book exposes powerful societal and psychological forces responsible for perpetuating this harmful culture.
Cindy Gallop
If you want to see why @DrJessTaylor's book 'Why Women Are Blamed For Everything' is so critically important, go to @emsayle's @LinkedIn post about the horrific 30-men gang-rape of a 16 year old Israeli teenager, and read Logan Hicks' comments:      source
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things
A Novel
Iain Reid - 2016-06-14
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This chilling debut novel explores the depths of the human psyche through a suspenseful and twisted unraveling. A man and his girlfriend are on the way to a secluded farm when an unexpected detour leaves her stranded in a deserted high school, questioning if there's any escape at all. With themes of consciousness, free will, fear, and the limitations of solitude, this gripping thriller will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. reminiscent of Jose Saramago's early work, Michel Faber's cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin.
Cindy Gallop
Wanna be scared shitless? Read this book. Utterly gripping, brilliant dread-builder. I could have easily read it in one sitting last night (or lying - I was in bed) but made myself stop because I needed to continue in broad daylight. @reid_iain Buy here:      source
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For the Love of Men
From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity
Liz Plank - 2019-09-10
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" For the Love of Men " dives deep into the topic of toxic masculinity, exploring its harmful impact on individuals and society. This thought-provoking book provides actionable steps for men who want to do better and women who want to guide the men in their lives. Liz Plank offers a smart and insightful guide on how to be a man in the modern world while exploring how being a man has evolved. Discover how traditional masculinity affects culture at large and the steps we can take to create a better, more equal world for all.
Cindy Gallop
@3PercentConf "I cannot recommend to you too highly, white men in advertising, but also to everyone in this audience, please read @feministabulous's brilliant book, 'For The Love Of Men: A New Vision For Mindful Masculinity'" @3PercentConf #changetheratio #diversity      source
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She Said
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor - 2019-09-10
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This compelling work from Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey details their investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Harvey Weinstein. Through months of confidential interviews and breakthrough reporting, Kantor and Twohey were able to expose a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements used to hide sexual misconduct. The publication of their initial story in October 2017 opened up a Pandora's box of sexual harassment and abuse allegations, leading to hundreds of men being outed over the next year. She Said tells the thrilling story of their investigation and the consequences for the #MeToo movement, as well as the inspiring journeys of the women who spoke up.
Cindy Gallop
Everybody, @jodikantor @mega2e's book is a MUST-READ - buy it here: I'm ordering copies to be delivered to @adage @adweek @CampaignLiveUS @campaignmag @thedrum because this is THE investigative roadmap for how you expose the Weinsteins of the ad industry      source
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Disappearing Earth
Julia Phillips - 2019-05-14
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A haunting and suspenseful story set in the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia, where two sisters go missing and the police investigation turns up nothing. We follow a cast of richly drawn characters - a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother - over the course of a year as echoes of the disappearance reverberate through a tightly woven community. With emotional acuity and breathtakingly vivid descriptions of Kamchatka's rugged landscapes, this powerful novel explores the intricate bonds of family and community in a Russia unlike any we have seen before.
Cindy Gallop
This book is absolutely bloody brilliant. Extraordinary sense of place, people, culture, society. I was riveted and didn't want it to end. Highly recommended. @jkbphillips @AAKnopf #disappearingearth      source
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Bethanne Patrick
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Vladimir Nabokov - 1995-01-01 (first published in 1955)
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A story of obsession, passion, and heartbreak. Lolita follows Humbert Humbert's doomed and devouring love for the nymphet Dolores Haze, all while exploring the collision between hypercivilized Europe and postwar America. Nabokov's masterful writing delves deep into the complexities of love, madness, and transformation, making this daring novel both awe-inspiring and controversial.
Cindy Gallop
'Best book you have ever read?' "Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov." I answer @zanger @thedrum 10 Questions      source