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Quit Like a Woman
The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
Holly Whitaker - 2019-12-31
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A feminist perspective on sobriety, "Quit Like a Woman" is a revolutionary new take on getting sober. Author Holly Whitaker explores the role of alcohol in our society, particularly its targeting of women, and offers an alternative to traditional recovery programs that often cater to a male-centric understanding of addiction. Wit and honesty make this book an engaging and relatable read for anyone who has ever questioned their relationship with alcohol.
Lindsay Defranco
Also—I jumped on the “Quit Like a Woman” bandwagon. First book that made me feel empowered and excited about quitting. It put so many thing into perspective!      source
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Life Undercover
Coming of Age in the CIA
Amaryllis Fox - 2019-10-15
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Delve into the world of espionage and terrorism as Amaryllis Fox recounts her ten years in the CIA's elite clandestine ops unit, where she hunted down dangerous terrorists across sixteen countries. From her algorithm predicting the rise of terrorist cells to her advanced training at "the Farm," Fox's riveting memoir is an impossible-to-put-down record of her extraordinary life filled with courage and passion.
Lindsay Defranco
This book is really really good. Had to force myself to go to sleep last night. Woke up early to finish. @amaryllisfox is a great writer with an even better story.      source
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Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump - 2020-07-14
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Psychologist Mary L. Trump sheds light on Donald J. Trump's toxic family history, revealing how neglect and abuse led to his current destructive behavior that threatens the world's health and economic security. From the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his sons to the disturbing details of family events, Mary provides an incisive and unexpected perspective that only she, as Donald's only niece, can offer. With an insider's familiarity and willingness to tell the truth, Mary tells a captivating and unnerving story of one of the world's most dysfunctional families.
Lindsay Defranco
In sharing this I will also use this opportunity to recommend @MaryLTrump’s book. Specifically the audio version. It’s not your typical political book. She talks a lot about his dad, upbringing, and family. It helps make sense of a lot of his behaviors.      source
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I Think You're Wrong
A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations
Sarah Stewart Holland - 2019-02-05
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"I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)" is a refreshing perspective on navigating political disagreements. Written by two moms from opposite sides of the political spectrum, the book invites readers to choose respect, recognize the nuance of issues, listen to understand, and prioritize patience and gentleness. With principles, insights, and practical tools learned from their popular podcast, the authors offer hope for calm, grace-filled conversations in a society dominated by toxic political dialogue.