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On Becoming Fearless: A road map for women [Paperback]

Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
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4 Oct 2007
Arianna Huffington uses stories from her own life, from contemporary women she admires, and from women in history and literature to show how to be bold, how to make yourself bulletproof, and how to act without dreading the reactions of others.
As a mother, politician, and businesswoman, Huffington discusses how to be strong, be your best self, and stop looking over your shoulder for approval.
In chapters such as Fearlessness at Work, Fearlessness in Relationships, Fearlessness in Parenting, and Fearlessness in Aging, she delivers instructive and much-needed lessons about how to flourish as a fearless woman in today’s world.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (4 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316166820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316166829
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arianna Huffington is the cofounder and editor in chief of Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of thirteen books. She is also the co-host of Left, Right & Centre, American public radio's popular political roundtable program. She was named to Time magazine's list of the world's one hundred most influential people and to the Financial Times' list of fifty people who shaped the decade. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was sixteen and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics.

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A pithy, inspiring, instructive and straight-to-the-point manifesto for women on how to be fearless, from one who knows: New York Times bestselling author, columnist, and activist Arianna Huffington.

About the Author

Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist and author who ran for governor in California’s recall election (2003). Her latest venture is The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com), a website with blogs by prominent figures from politics, Hollywood, corporate America and the media.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars long winded, American and grandiose 22 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback
I have been reading a lot recently about feminism and personal development and thought this sounded interesting. However it transpires to be a series of anecdotes from and about Arianna's social circle of politicians and media leaders (naming/endorsing every product and company as she goes). Her advice on life ranges from the sensible to the bitter, with no insight into how privileged her life has been, despite constantly name dropping her chums from Oxford, media, politics, and the super rich (without realising it is easier to be 'fearless' within a powerful and successful network). She peppers the whole text with idiosyncratic references from history and culture, and promotes a chaotic set of beliefs including the essential nature of religion, and support of some pretty dodgy alternative therapies and beauty techniques. The whole is also very American - I hadn't heard of many people she assumes are household names and all the stats related to the USA.

Given the poor ratio of sage advice to word count, I struggled to sustain interest to the end, though I'm glad I got there as the last chapter on changing the world is the best part of the book and quite inspiring. However, overall I really can't recommend it unless you are already a fan of hers from other work, as I think there are much better books about feminism and self actualization to spend your time and money on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential read 1 Oct 2010
By MargiP
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I met Arianna at a conference and was so impressed that I bought the book. We should all lead fearless lives and I have since bought copies for all of my god daughters and given to friends with teenage daughters as well. Arianna has worked through all of the classic barriers of birth and growing up in a single-parent household, language - being Greek at Oxford, and never let sexism take her off her path to success. We should all take a leaf out of her book!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book. 23 Jan 2014
By Lauren
Format:Paperback
A truly inspirational book - it was more than I expected and hoped for.
I would strongly recommend purchasing this book if you want something inspirational and honest. I did not find the author to be in any way arrogant/self-absorbed as has been suggested in some other reviews of this book.
I did not enjoy the chapter on God but the rest was brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 12 July 2014
Format:Paperback
Great book, really helpful:)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like chatting in a cafe 11 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Arianna doesn't tell you what you should do she just gives examples of fearlessness. It's like chatting with your friends for advice and examples - she makes you feel comfortable while giving you a valuable opportunity
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