Book Review: That’s What She Said

by Amber
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The summary from Goodreads: 

An artist and activist committed to the empowerment of women and girls has created a gorgeous illustrated volume, blending watercolor and short biography to showcase the contributions of more than fifty influential female leaders whose words and actions are a passionate call to arms.

Distraught by the results of the 2016 election and the realization that the nation was not ready for its first female president, Kimothy Joy found herself poring over the biographies of brave women throughout history—those who persisted in the face of daunting circumstances—to learn from their experiences.

Now, in this beautiful gift book, Joy has gathered her stunning illustrations and quotes and paired them with surprising, illuminating biographies of her subjects to inspire women of all ages, races, and backgrounds. That’s What She Said honors a powerful and diverse group of over fifty women—from Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Virginia Woolf to Sojourner Truth, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—role models whose words and insights remind us that we must never give up the fight for a more just and equitable society.

Reclaiming the derogatory cultural barb “that’s what she said,” this stunning book celebrates strong female leadership throughout history and empowers current and future generations to find their voices and inspire change in their communities.

My review:

I LOVED this book and I intend to keep it on my coffee table forever. It’s full of beautiful illustrations of powerful, inspirational women.
I’ve been on an “all about women” reading kick these last few months, reading In Praise of Difficult Women and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling The World in addition to That’s What She Said.
I would recommend picking this book up for yourself and it would also make a great gift for your girlfriends if you just want to borrow their copy!

It’s also best enjoyed reading a few pages here and there rather than reading the entire book in one sitting.

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I received this book for being part of the TLC Book Tour, in exchange for an honest review. 

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Susie | Novel Visits April 12, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Thanks for reminding me about this book. I know the perfect friend to give a copy to.

Kimothy Joy, author of That's What She Said, on tour April 2018 | TLC Book Tours April 13, 2018 - 6:15 pm

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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours April 13, 2018 - 6:30 pm

There are several women in this book I already admire – I look forward to learning about the others who are new to me!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Deirdre October 15, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Cool review, thanks I’ll be buying this book!


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