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In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

Tall Poppies Review: In Praise of Difficult Women

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I’ve long been a fan of Karen Karbo, the award-winning author of the Kick-Ass Women series and more. This past fall, I holed up with Karen and about 20 other writer friends at a weekend long conference of our fellow Tall Poppy Writers at an Airbnb in Chicago. We shared a bathroom and brainstormed about the writing biz and our respective places in it. If you’d asked me then, I would have told you Karen Karbo isn’t the least bit “difficult.” But now I’ve read her latest book, In Praise of Difficult Women, (Foreword by the fabulous Cheryl Strayed) and I’ve changed my mind. Karbo has written a collection of essays about what it is to be a “difficult” woman…

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Vive La Resistance: 12 Must-Read Books That Sparked a Movement

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Last Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March in Washington. From the #MeToo movement that ousted the likes of Harvey Weinstein and, to women running for public office in record-breaking numbers and Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes, a lot has happened since that moment. But one thing that has been made abundantly clear is that there is a huge resistance movement and in 2018, it’s only getting stronger. With an increase in visibility for women and social justice issues across the board, we’re so excited that the world of publishing and literature is following along. This year, there will be more books than ever being published on resistance, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, intersectionality, immigration, and so much more.…

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