What do musicians, World War II workers and the wives of astronauts all have in common? They have amazing stories. These books, based on the lives of women around the world, will leave you inspired and moved by their touching tales.
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, written by Lily Koppel, tells the story of the women behind the men.
Overnight, the wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts were thrust into the national spotlight, becoming stars themselves as they had tea with Jackie Kennedy and appeared on the cover of magazines and newspapers.
Now friends for more than 50 years, the women recount their stories in this book, sharing how they stood by some of the most famous men in U.S. history and the struggles they endured themselves.
Girls Like Us
Coming of age in the late 1960s, these women became icons for their symbolic songs during a time when feminist movements were gaining steam, yet women still found themselves with limited choices.
This book captures their character, while sharing the impact their music had on rock and folk music, as well as women’s rights.
The Girls of Atomic City
While most of us recognize the Manhattan Project name, few know the people responsible for the uranium in the bomb were a group of women, who the author tracked down and interviewed.
This book shares the stories behind one of the most important moments in U.S. history — and the women behind one of the most well-kept secrets.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
The actress, best known for her work on The Office, shares her witty observations on romance, friendship and Hollywood, and her thoughts on body image and growing up the daughter of immigrant parents.
If you’re looking for a poignant read, this Emmy-nominated writer’s book is for you.
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