Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times


Lynn Gilbert5 Comments
New Years Eve Times Square, NYC
New Years Eve Times Square, NYC

"If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed." — Terrell Owens.

We are into the New Year and the buoyancy that enveloped New Year’s Eve rapidly vanishes into daily routine.  Sad, but true.

Our moods and how we live are controlled by our expectations, both fortunate and unfortunate, depending on where we set the bar.

Realistic expectations that we have a chance to fulfill make facing the day a happy experience. Disappointment mounts when expectations are too high. It’s not so easy to keep that dream on track.

All of the forty-six women in Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped Our Times, had the courage to surmount countless obstacles at a time when women didn’t know about glass ceilings, they simply wanted to do the work they loved. The book recounts the rich oral histories of pioneering women of the twentieth century from the arts and sciences, athletics and law, mathematics and politics

For $0.99 read a brief chapter, an oral biography of some of the women to benefit from a lifetime of their experience and nuggets of wisdom,.. more enjoyable and cheaper than therapy.

Particular Passions was reviewed as "One of those rare, rare books that pick your life up, turn it around and point it in the right direction." — K.T. Maclay

Julia Child, whose love of French culture brought the culinary arts to America.  Amazon Apple

Gloria Steinem, whose dedication to feminist and other movements for social justice, continues to improve life worldwide.  Amazon Apple

Diana Vreeland, whose seminal exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art elevated fashion to fine art.  Amazon Apple

For more about Particular Passions: Particular Passions

Buy a chapter, read it, enjoy… be inspired. You wont be disappointed.