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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager
The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem - Sue Patton Thoele I read this book because it was only $1 on an Amazon Kindle book sale. A 1-star review, more than anything else, made me want to read it; in that review, the person was highly offended at the author's reverence for "Divine Femininity."

Anyway, I thought the book was really enjoyable to read and easy to understand, very gentle. I would recommend it to a lot of people.

My only real beef with it is that it is so directed at women. It is well worth noting that women have been relegated to second-class citizenry throughout much of history and in most cultures; however, the lessons the author talks about are lessons ALL people could benefit from. It seems kind of weird to exclude men, as if they weren't also emotional and in need of self-esteem. In almost every sentence that she used the word "women," it would have been just as fitting to write "people" or "humans."