Tag: First Women

New Books, New Hobbies, New Look: My January Wrap Up!

New Books, New Hobbies, New Look: My January Wrap Up!

Posted February 3, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

January is the month that lasts forever. Here in the northern hemisphere, January is the first full month of really, really cold.  Well, at least it is in Massachusetts.  I’m looking forward to the thaw – I’m tired of shivering and numb fingers.  Grateful to have a home and a place with heat, so I try to focus on life’s small blessings instead of the single digit temperatures. I am not a winter person, I swear. But there’s been a lot of things going on this month, so that can also be exciting! The Monthly Haul Um. So.  I tripped […]

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First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

Posted January 18, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  One of the things that struck me immediately about how First Women is written is that it is incredibly biased.  It becomes quickly evident which First Ladies Kate Andersen Brower liked, which ones she didn’t like, and which traits in them she respected.  She gives the greatest credit to the First Women who focused on their children, family, and supporting their husbands first and foremost. In a book that really should be a celebration of feminine dignity and power, it feels petty and small.  It cast a shadow over the entire book for me.  Brower mentioned multiple times how Jackie […]

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