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WILEF Global Chair Betiayn Tursi’s Summer Reading Recommendations

For Women (and Men, too) by Women

Jul 31, 2016, By Elizabeth Anne "Betiayn" Tursi

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (Simon & Schuster) Leading psychologist Angela Duckworth argues the key to achievement is not simply talent, but rather what she calls “grit.”

Grit

On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman’s Life by Lisa Green (HarperCollins) Legal analyst and former attorney Lisa Green offers a witty, pointed and empowering legal guide covering all important issues in women’s lives, including dating, marriage, kids, jobs, retirement, aging parents and wills.

ON YOUR CASE

Strategize to Win by Carla Harris (Hudson Street Press) The veteran of Wall Street and author of Expect to Win, Carla Harris offers career strategies for navigating the ever changing world of work.

STRATEGIZE TO WIN

How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices by Therese Huston (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Cognitive psychologist Therese Huston examines the important decisions women make every day and explores the gender gap culture and how to change it.

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The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman (Harper Business) The journalists and authors of the bestselling Womenomics identify ways to close the confidence gender gap and empower women to achieve career and life goals.

THE CONFIDENCE CODE

And….coming in January 2017

Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Connections in a Hyper-Connected World by Kelly Hoey (Tarcher Perigee) WILEF board member Kelly Hoey’s forthcoming book is a modern roadmap for building (and activating) powerful connections to achieve both ambitious and simple goals.

BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK

About Famous Women

Show Biz

A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen (Simon & Schuster) Actress Candice Bergen explores marriage to her late husband, the joys of being a mother, and discovering her comedic side in Murphy Brown.

A FINE ROMANCE

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon (Flatiron Books) The legendary singer-songwriter Carly Simon takes readers along her life journey that led her to show business, beginning with her childhood as the daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of Simon & Schuster.

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Just Because….

Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA by Roberta Kaplan and Lisa Dickey with a Foreword by Edie Windsor (W.W. Norton & Company) The federal government’s refusal to recognize the marriage of Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer gave renowned litigator and Paul, Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan the perfect case to bring down the Defense of Marriage Act.

THEN COMES MARRIAGE

Michelle Obama: A Life by Peter Slevin (Alfred A. Knopf) Political journalist Peter Slevin shares First Lady Michelle Obama’s journey from Chicago’s South Side to the White House.

MICHELLE OBAMA

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (Alfred A. Knopf) In a candid autobiography, Sonia Sotomayor details her life journey starting in a Bronx housing project to being appointed the first Hispanic and third woman to the United States Supreme Court.

MY BELOVED WORLD

Strictly for Fun

For New Yorkers

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Random House) Set in the 1950’s, the story follows Babe Paley, adored for her beauty, grace, money, prestige, glamour and influence. But when she meets writer Truman Capote, her life—and those of the other “swans”—change forever.

SWANS OF FIFTH AVE

For Angelenos

West of Eden: An American Place by Jean Stein (Random House).  Los Angeles native Jean Stein writes about the big dreams of five larger-than-life visionaries and their families as they find fortune and hardship in Southern California.

WEST OF EDEN

For All

Eat, Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir by various authors with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead Books). Ten years after the publication of the bestselling Eat, Pray Love, women and men from all backgrounds share tales from their own journeys with extreme highs and lows.

EAT PRAY LOVE MADE ME DO IT

Betiayn’s Hobby….Most Relaxing and all the Rage…Coloring Books for Adults

Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book by Valerie Steiker (Alfred A. Knopf) Coloring book fans are offered 26 magazine covers from 1912 to 1932, featuring lively women, impeccably styled.

VOGUE COLORS A-Z

Betiayn’s Other Hobby…Cooking

Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master by Lidia Bastianich (Alfred A. Knopf) Italian celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich dishes up her expert cooking tips in this beautifully illustrated cookbook.

LIDIAS COMMONSENSE ITALIAN COOKBOOK