After a brief hiatus, we're officially back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not celebrate our love of strong, successful women and their accomplishments? Our February moderator will be Abigail Wise, Realsimple.com associate editor. She runs Real Simple's social media channels, in addition to writing original content for the website."Each woman incorporates plenty of humor and wit while candidly detailing the struggles she had to face when building her career,” Abigail says of her four selections. So let us know which book speaks to you and vote, vote, vote by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb 1. We'll be hosting an on-going discussion on Twitter about the winning book, where we encourage you all to post your thoughts with #RSbookclub, the official book club hashtag. Abigail will weigh in with questions and comments throughout the month.
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Sophia Amoruso started her career in fashion by selling vintage clothes on eBay. Less than a decade later, she’s the CEO and founder of the successful online store Nasty Gal. Her struggle on the way to success is one many women can relate to and shows that, with a lot of hard work and a little humor, almost anything’s possible.
Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Creator of HBO’s Girls tells the story of her childhood, college days and early adulthood through a serious of hilarious essays. Each story is sassy, opinionated and real, just like Dunham herself.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
In her first book, writer, actress, comedian and producer Amy Poehler takes us through her childhood outside of Boston to her increasingly busy career in New York City. She shares her opinions on Hollywood and some favorite jokes, all the while spreading her wisdom.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s collection of essays walks us through her own growth, but also through challenges for women of all kinds in today’s culture. This series of pop-culture criticism could give each of us something to ponder.