I haven’t been adoring the books I’ve been reading lately, and I think I might just need a break from books published in the past two years. What old, old books do you love?
I had no interest in reading Lean In, because I had seen Sheryl Sandberg’s TedTalk and figured I got her point but just didn’t like it.
And that point was: women should not scale back their ambition because they might have kids someday. Instead, women should lean in to their careers, because they don’t know if/when they’ll have kids and also, the world needs more female leaders.
It all seemed annoyingly preachy, as if Michael Phelps were telling us to train harder at the 400 i.m. without asking, “Hey, do you want to swim?”
Okay, now I need to read this book.