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2015 February 10



I am on a serious reading kick lately and it feels so good.

It can be light, it can be heavy, it can be frivolous or not. I am just so happy to finally be tearing through so many books that have been on my must-read list forever. Finding time to indulge in one of my favorite things shows me that I am at a place where I am prioritizing balance and happiness and my own personal pursuits and that, my friends, is a very good thing.

So since my last Now Reading post, I tore through DVF’s new memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be. And I do mean tore through. You don’t have to be a fashion lover to love this book, though it certainly helped peak my interest in certain spots. But at its core, it’s a book for women who want to live and love fearlessly and with abandon and without inhibition. Women who want to follow their hearts, are open to detours along the way, and who know that the most important step to falling down is getting right back up. It’s a memoir, so she uses a lot of personal stories and examples to illustrate her way through her personal relationships, career highs and lows, parenthood, beauty and aging. Some are more interesting than others (this woman has a lot of passion when it comes to falling in love…) but they are all poignant in some way and leave you evaluating your life through a similar, yet decidedly less glamorous, lens.

Who is the woman you want to be? Who is the mother you want to be? The career woman? The wife? The friend? And how do you go about finding her and more importantly, breathing life into her?

My first step? Finding time to read more. For myself and no one else.

Next up on my list: by popular recommendation after my last post, I am diving into The Husband’s Secret. After that, The Unspeakable is in the queue.

In the meantime, I hope you find a way to breathe life into the woman you want to be. And if you need help, try consulting DVF for some tips.

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4 Responses
  1. February 10, 2015

    Really liked The Unspeakable! Also really liked Yes Please by Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham’s book. xox

    • WWGD permalink*
      February 10, 2015

      Started it today on the plane and loving it so far…good to know about those memoirs. I really DIDN’T like Tina Fey’s so I have stayed away so far…

  2. February 10, 2015

    DVF’s book is 100% on my list – and sounds like it’ll be in stark contrast to the tales of mystery Coco Chanel told about hers – and even how she lived her life (hidden in lies and probably fears). Reading Justine Picardie’s Coco Chanel now, picked back up after years of not getting it started. Also reading The Book of Shadows…depending on my mood.

  3. Erin permalink
    February 10, 2015

    I’m going to get this one – right up my alley.
    Looking forward to shifting gears and getting back into reading a lot.
    Such a pleasure!
    :):):) Erin

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