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July 4, 2017

Missing out on a good book lately? Look no further than these unique selections.


1. GirlBoss- Sophia Amoruso- Sophia Amoruso was not the typical teenager. In fact, she was a college dropout and a notorious rebel. In this personal tribute and tale of her success, Amoruso both realistically and humorously describes what it took for her to get to the top and how she continues to prosper today. A definite must read for any young female entrepreneur!



2. Not that Kind of Girl- Lena Dunham- Just like the rest of us, Lena Dunham has made stupid mistakes, and as a matter of fact, she’s learned a lot from them. Now a prominent writer in the television world, Dunham makes a sincere effort to relate to the young, average spunky female. This book is full of humor. It is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud in public.



3. Brooklyn-Colm Toibin- Now a major motion picture, Brooklyn focuses on the challenging life of a desirable, inexperienced Irish immigrant to the United States. From finding work in the States to unraveling a complicated love triangle, Brooklyn will keep you engaged from start to finish. A sentimental read for anyone of Irish descent.


4. The Good Girls Revolt- Lynn Povich- Newsrooms in the 1960s were not something to write home about. Somewhere in between the mixture of excessive lovemaking and apparent sexism, women of the media became tired of the lack of opportunities and general credibility. In this piece, Povich relates her own account to those of other females in the same industry. Even though Americans still struggle with gender equality issues to this day, Good Girls Revolt looks at the matter from a different angle. To be quite honest, it’s a candid testament of badassery (Also, make sure to watch the show on Amazon).



5. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo- Amy Schumer- Amy Schumer is every funny girl's spirit animal. With humor and attitudes tracing back to the comical geniuses of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo only supports the claim that Schumer’s crude humor brings smiles and laughter to all modern day comic buffs. Schumer shamelessly informs her readers of her typical human traits in order to give off the vibe that she’s just like any other American woman trying to find herself.



6. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.- Sam Wasson- What was it like to work with the silver screen genius, AKA Audrey Hepburn? How did things operate in the midst of filming the notorious classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Sam Wasson takes us into a whole new realm of cinema as he delicately highlights the impact of Audrey Hepburn on the average American female and the evolution of elegant style.


7. The Swans of Fifth Avenue- Melanie Benjamin- Ever curious to know how it really was to be a member of the 1950s elitist society? If you answered yes, be sure to get your hands on a copy of The Swans of Fifth Avenue. When a happily married model and socialite meets Truman Capote, shit hits the fan. Enough said.



8. Me Before You- Jojo Moyes- Get your tissues out, things are about to become sentimental really quick. A man and woman end up becoming lovers in the most unexpected way possible. What else should you know? Well, he’s wheelchair bound, and she’s already got a tight boyfriend. I’ll let you figure out the rest from there...






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