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Hard Won Wisdom

wisdomThis is the book that Oprah loved. Fawn wanted to know what the women who blazed trail for the rest of us learned the hard way. She went to Nobel Peace Prize winners, Olympic athletes, CEOs, presidents, prime ministers, Academy Award winners and women including Jane Goodall, Cokie Roberts, Rita Moreno, Margaret Cho, Helen Thomas and many, many others. Learn how the late Iditarod legend Susan Butcher equates competition on the trail to office politics. Read how Gen. Claudia Kennedy dealt with the highs and lows of her career, as well as the rivalries and jealousies that emerged along the way. Carly Fiorina gives an in-depth interview on risk-taking and excellence. All part of the book that Oprah Winfrey told the world was so “very inspiring.”
Hard Won Wisdom shares the insights of female groundbreakers, dreamers, and survivors who’ve succeeded in their chosen fields and in life. These women know how hard life can be, but they’ve taken chances, confronted obstacles, and bet on themselves to win. Now they explain how others can follow in their footsteps.
In Hard Won Wisdom, more than fifty of today’s most successful women – businesswomen and politicians, athletes and scientists, activists and actresses-act as mentors by sharing their hardships and triumphs while relating what they have learned. Through never-before-published interviews and analysis from the nation’s foremost experts in women’s psychology, business and sociology, Hard Won Wisdom offers a practical program for success and a guide to living a bolder and more fulfilling life. Featuring: Jane Goodall, Carly Fiorina, Rita Moreno, Jocelyn Elders, Cokie Roberts, hockey’s Cammi Granato, journalism legend Helen Thomas, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, and many, many others.