#Friday Reads: Buddha’s Diet

We’ve been reading biographies of great women (written by women authors no less) all fall for #FridayReads but as we ease into the holiday season we are turning our focus to mental, emotional and physical well well being. The shorter days and festive occasions can be a tricky path to walk when balancing our external […]

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#FridayReads: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

We’ve explored a lot of interesting women through our fall #FridayReads focus on great female biographies. And naturally more than a few of them were pretty powerful. And today’s focus is on the Empress Dowager Cixi in a biography by Jung Chang.  The incredible story of Cixi, who began as a 16-year-old concubine of Emperor Xianfeng and […]

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#FridayReads: Patti Smith’s Just Kids

We continue with biographies and memoirs of interesting women this fall with our #FridayReads. Queen of punk Patti Smith’s blockbuster memoir (seriously it was all anyone could talk about it the year it came out) gets real about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and the story of how she became an artist in New York City […]

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#FridayReads: Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford

With podcasting more popular than ever (it’s everyone’s favorite commute respite) we thought a turn back in time to podcasting’s precursor, ahem, radio might be a worthwhile read. And in our tradition of women authors here on Friday Reads we are tuning in (couldn’t help the pun) to Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford which brings to life […]

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