Nina Jankowicz, author of How to Be A Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back recommends some excellent books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Nina's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
Originals by Adam Grant is one of my favorites; as someone who was her own boss for many years, it helped direct my ambition and encourage my creative thinking, reminding me that charting one's own path is not only rewarding--it can make huge waves in the world, whether in business, government, or elsewhere. It's a book to return to from time to time to breathe life into well-worn patterns of thinking and working that need a jump start.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
I'm currently 8 months pregnant so I have been consuming a lot of books on pregnancy and parenting. While not explicitly a book on either, Lyz Lenz's Belabored falls in the category of "things that have shaped my thinking while growing a human." Lenz describes all of the unfair, unjust practices that burden (American) women and mothers. It will make you mad, but also inspire you to work for change. I loved it, and would recommend it to anyone, male or female, thinking of having a child or who considers themselves an ally for women and children.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
I loved The Little House on the Prairie books when I was in elementary school. Something about an intrepid young woman in difficult circumstances appealed to me...and still does today.
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
I stick to paper and Kindle. For books I really want to savor, I prefer hard copies. When traveling, or when reading beach reads or other fluffier work, I find my Kindle very convenient.
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
I'm partial to Politics and Prose in Washington - it's a DC institution, hosting everyone from former Presidents and government officials to little old me. I also love One More Page Books in Arlington, VA, a woman-owned shop that also curates chocolate and wine!
Many thanks to Nina for recommending some excellent books! Please don't forget to check out Nina's book How to Be A Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back.
Image Copyrights: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (How To Be A Woman Online), Ebury Publishing (Originals), PublicAffairs,U.S. (Belabored), HarperCollins Publishers (Little House On The Prairie).