Feb. 18: “The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure”

Presenter: Karen Fothergill

Writer Caroline Paul, one of the first women on San Francisco’s firefighting force and an experimental plane pilot, believes that not much has changed in the century since the Victorian era — “…. that beneath the surface progress, our culture still nurses girls on “the insidious language of fear” and boys on “that of bravery and resilience.” ****

Paul “…. offers an intelligent and imaginative antidote in The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure — part memoir, part manifesto, part inspirational workbook, aimed at tween girls but speaking to the ageless, engendered spirit of adventure in all of us, exploring what it means to be brave, to persevere, to break the tyranny of perfection, and to laugh at oneself while setting out to do the seemingly impossible.” To read the whole review and find out more about the book, please visit brainpickings.org to read  Maria Popova’s article.

Join us as we learn more about Caroline Paul.

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