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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584799595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584799597
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Crystal McCrary is the co-creator of BET’s show Leading Women and the author of the novels Gotham Diaries and Homecourt Advantage. She is a frequent morning show commentator and sits on the advisory board of Jumpstart. She lives in New York City. Lauri Lyons is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography and the Rhode Island School of Design. She has pho­tographed for the Source, Essence, and Fortune, among other magazines. In 2006 she became the first black female photographer to sign with Getty Images. She lives in New York City.

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It is truly inspirationally.
LaTanya C Stewart
The photographs in the book are rich and vivid and show the beauty of all of these women.
Carrie Morse
A wonderful coffee table book.
Deborah Johnson, MD

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shamontiel L. Vaughn on April 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of beautiful photos. Some women chose to tell stories about their backgrounds while others give advice. Some are really interesting and some I passed right by. As much as I like Raven Symone, I would've been more interested in hearing about her background and why she made her career choices and less about what she tells her fans. I didn't really understand why Leila Ali was in the book at all until I got to the small part about her organization helping to fight obesity and indirectly avoid teenage pregnancy. I hadn't thought of that. Her excerpt was about how pretty she was, how she wanted to box and how she would never lose and would always knock people out. I kept checking the cover and re-reading the "inspiration" part wondering how was fighting supposed to be inspirational.

But there were also women who I totally appreciate and am long-time fans of like Whoopi Goldberg and First Lady Michelle Obama (her entry was an overview instead of her words, which was kinda disappointing). I may wear makeup less than 10 times a year, but I bought Iman's makeup my senior year of high school and pretty much all of college (she has the BEST shades for brown-skinned women). I was really interested in her take on the fashion industry. Although my take is different, I can respect her opinion about not being a black woman. I hadn't thought of it like that before. She's the only model I'd really want to read more about because her backstory is so fascinating; it wasn't just random photographs and the best clothes. Iman's entry was the best, but Patti LaBelle's was pretty cool, too. (I don't know why in the world anybody would EVER call Patti LaBelle ugly, "big nose" or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Morse on March 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Crystal McCrary has written a book that will inspire people of all ages! Women, men, girls and boys will benefit from hearing the stories of these incredible women. Women who have triumphed over the challenges life can bring and are now soaring with success! The world needs to know the stories of women like this. The photographs in the book are rich and vivid and show the beauty of all of these women. This book will look gorgeous on the coffee table, but should not just be on display... It should be read and looked at and shared now and with generations to come!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Novella on March 2, 2012
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this book is choc full of inspiration! definitely coffee table and graduation gift worthy. atleast once a week when i need a little pick me up, i go to this book and read one of the profiles. it's a great reminder that we are all incredible and have something unique to offer this world. the key: a little guidance, personal aspiration, and voices that push us to be our best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Curry on August 11, 2013
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It's nice to hear other celebrities life and how they cope in their personal/public live.
This book is a table top accent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Johnson, MD on June 15, 2013
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I like the layout of the book. It is well written and the photography is very good. The women chosen are truly inspiring. A wonderful coffee table book.
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By LaTanya C Stewart on June 5, 2013
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I I received this book as a Mother's Day from my daughter. It is truly inspirationally. I would high recommend this book.
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