Independent Adventure

4.) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail 

I would describe how great this book is but much of it’s awesome-ness is already in the title. This is a great journey of a book.

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A Revolutionary Book

2.) Half the Sky Unknown

Here is a book that is life changing: This is the book that inspired my friend Sam to teach in Rwanda and it is the book that solidified my understanding of women’s rights violations world wide and one of the reasons I went to work in Africa myself. But its fascinating, true-story narratives are just as inspiring and high spirited as they are informative. They have also made a documentary and a movement surrounding this amazing book.

Womawesome Books

(Interesting, informative and inspiring books that I think women and men              will find fascinating.) 

First book on my list:

1.) Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier.

9780547344997_p0_v2_s260x420This book is mind-blowing-ly-awesome. It is technical and dense since it is all based in scientific fact and is a great read. Even reading a chapter or two is enlightening. Did you know the uterus secretes beta-endorphins and dynorphins, two of the bodies natural opiates? Until recently people thought these compounds were only created and present in the brain and spinal cord. We still don’t know why the uterus does this but perhaps it is a source for natural painkillers. Did you know the X chromosome (of which women have two) is responsible for communication between brain cells? Pretty awesome stuff! The female body is incredible and this book gives credit where credit is due.