Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSonaLibrariesSign in

Sally Bergesen

Recommended Books

3 books on the list
Sort by
Latest Recommendations First
Good for a Girl book cover
Good for a Girl
A Woman Running in a Man's World
Lauren Fleshman - 2023-01-10
Goodreads Rating
A must-read for anyone who loves running, Good for a Girl offers an inspiring personal story and a rallying cry for reform of a sports landscape that is failing young female athletes. Author Lauren Fleshman grew up in the world of running and has seen firsthand the way that our sports systems fail young women and girls as much as empower them. Fleshman gives voice to the often-silent experience of the female athlete and argues that the time has come to rebuild our systems of competitive sport with women at their center. Written with heart and verve, this book is a joyful love letter to the running life and a vital call to reimagine sports for young women.
Sally Bergesen
On Friday, I received an early reader draft of @laurenfleshman’s book, Good for a Girl, and promptly binge-read it until 2am in one sitting and savored every word. IT’S INCREDIBLE… and for LF fans (and beyond) it will be everything you hoped for!!! ❤️📚🏃‍♀️      source
Recommended by
Kate Manne
Quit Like a Woman book cover
Quit Like a Woman
The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
Holly Whitaker - 2019-12-31
Goodreads Rating
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.
Sally Bergesen
Really enjoying this book about the intersection of feminism and sobriety.      source
Recommended by
Lindsay Defranco
Feminism is for Everybody book cover
Feminism is for Everybody
Bell Hooks - 2000-10-01
Goodreads Rating
Discover the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression in this accessible primer. With clarity and directness, the author encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives, emphasizing that it is for everybody.
Sally Bergesen
This book is fire and @bellhooks’ writing is medicine. It’s a reminder that sisterhood starts at home: women must address “the enemy within” ie, our internalized sexism; and that we must “unlearn female self-hatred.” Waves of sad recognition, but also hope. ❤️      source