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Helen Lewis Deputy editor of the New Statesman. Put together in this book, Bates shows how individual incidents that women perhaps once worried were invidious or unimportant are in fact all connected — and suggests what we can do about it. Retracing how powerful women have been muted, Beard suggests how women can now find their voice. For me, this book was a cry of pain from the hidden camp of introverts against the extrovert culture that we live in.
By the time I came to my 30s I had a nervous breakdown from keeping the mask up so long.
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Because somehow extroverts have seized the agenda and this huge chunk of us have been stigmatised. The book did give me a growing sense of self confidence that I was one among many, and not a freak or weirdo, which I always felt like. Tim Lott Author and journalist. The book pairs this with scientific research and lessons from popular culture to ask what it truly means to be happy. Rather than being hardwired, Barrett believes that emotions are momentary things, developed over a lifetime — and her findings have repercussions for child psychology and even law.
Shocking, humane and brilliantly framed, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a riveting glimpse of a battle that has raged since ancient times against the most insidious enemy of all: our own cells, when they rebel against the body.
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Luckily it was even better. In Being Mortal , Gawande writes about the cost of medical intervention in the end of life, and how we throw money at keeping people alive rather than paying attention to what it is to be human. I have my own very personal fear of losing autonomy in my old age, and this book seriously makes you reflect on how you want yourself and others around you to die.
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