The Brilliant Women Collection

Rated 5.00/5 based on 8 reviews
‘It is simply a celebration of those unselfish women who have forged ahead in their chosen field and raised awareness of women’s issues in the process. The consistent message in this book is: ‘be yourself’ and ‘never give up’. A nice inspiring read.’

‘It’s a tonic for young and old… one to recommend to your daughters when they are making life decisions.’ More

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Words: 15,810
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301831456
About Eve Merrier

Eve is a writer and editor with a passion for literature and women's history. She very much hopes you enjoy her book!

Reviews

Review by: nicola thomas on April 05, 2013 :
What I love about this little book is its breadth; from windscreen wipers, disposable nappies and dishwashers, to war efforts, scientific advancement and facilitating political change, it is inspiring discovering how women have and continue to change the world in small and large ways.

Eve's book will appeal to many people as it celebrates the achievements and efforts of women spanning centuries, countries and many spheres of life; she draws on examples of political and financial figures, comedians (including Julie Walters), popstars (like Beyonce), environmentalists, astronauts, writers, journalists etc.. and consistently writes in a light, entertaining and accessible way.

Eve's book reminds me that I should be aware of what i can achieve and at the wealth of options I can pursue if i wish to. A truly refreshing, enlightening and eye-opening read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Fiona Linday on March 05, 2013 : (no rating)
This short book attempts to pick us women up, dust them off and put them back on track. It’s a tonic for young and old. Full of reminders and useful encouragement like, 'I believe that every girl and woman should feel like she can be whatever she wants to be.' And 'It’s about being aware of all the options available and doing what suits you best.' It's one to recommend to your daughters when they are making life decisions. It reminds us of sayings from strong women like Dolly Parton, ‘if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.’(1933-2010)
As a writers' coach, I was fascinated to find out more about those women who have achieved remarkable things throughout history. I recognize that inspiration is a powerful thing, and it will be a powerful influence on anyone I work with along the way. Sharing that information will even give one final push of strength so we ride through to the end.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: C. H. Aalberry on Jan. 18, 2013 :
In a world where reality TV `celebrities' earn more than most professionals and news feeds are dominated by criticism of women for being too fat/thin/skinny/tall or grumpy, it's refreshing to read a book about women who have made real and lasting contributions to our world. Eve's writing is light and funny and her stories are entertaining as well as enlightening. I think all young girls (and young men) should read this book!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maxine on Jan. 15, 2013 :
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this quirky little book by Eve Merrier. This is a personal collection of those women who have inspired the author along with some simple facts and figures relating to the disparity between men and women in the working arena, along with a nice injection of humour in the commentary. Eve's role models "don’t stand behind anyone: they are next to their partners as equals or they are way out ahead, showing them how it’s done.”

Those inspiring women through the ages include activists, inventors and philosophers along with well known figures such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and our very own Julia Gillard (whose popularity certainly increased after 'that speech' fired at the opposition leader Tony Abbott).

I must admit that I had not heard of many of the women within this collection, but it was certainly interesting to see how hard it has been, how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.

This book could have had a heavy feminist tone, but it does not. It is simply a celebration of those unselfish women who have forged ahead in their chosen field and raised awareness of women's issues in the process. The consistent message in this book is: 'be yourself' and 'never give up'.

A nice inspiring read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maxine on Jan. 15, 2013 : (no rating)
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this quirky little book by Eve Merrier. This is a personal collection of those women who have inspired the author along with some simple facts and figures relating to the disparity between men and women in the working arena, along with a nice injection of humour in the commentary. Eve's role models "don’t stand behind anyone: they are next to their partners as equals or they are way out ahead, showing them how it’s done.”

Those inspiring women through the ages include activists, inventors and philosophers along with well known figures such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and our very own Julia Gillard (whose popularity certainly increased after 'that speech' fired at the opposition leader Tony Abbott).

I must admit that I had not heard of many of the women within this collection, but it was certainly interesting to see how hard it has been, how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.

This book could have had a heavy feminist tone, but it does not. It is simply a celebration of those unselfish women who have forged ahead in their chosen field and raised awareness of women's issues in the process. The consistent message in this book is: 'be yourself' and 'never give up'.

A nice inspiring read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Adrian May on Jan. 07, 2013 :
Intelligent, witty and snide in a wonderful way. A great conversation about some female heroes you should know, for less then the price of a Cosmo, and far better for your mind.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: fairweatherreader on Jan. 06, 2013 :
This book is outstanding! I don't get much time to read so choose my books carefully; this book came on excellent recommendation and now I feel I must spread the word so that others may discover this treasure. It is intelligently written, witty and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I like that it can be read as stand alone chapters. I will certainly refer back to parts of it when I am in need of some inspiration!
Everyone needs to read this book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: J W on Dec. 14, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this ebook! This is my first venture into downloading books on smashwords and I wasn't disappointed. It's fun, smart and entertaining and it manages to do all that whilst also informing me about amazing women that should be much better known to the world.

The illustrations are nice and it really helps to visualise the people that the author has written about. Although I am a man, I consider myself a feminist and this has taught me lots about some amazing people and inspired me to find out more. I heartily recommend 'The Brilliant Women Collection' it's brilliant.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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