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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: 9.1 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,078 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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Excellent---Must have.
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A wonderful coffee table book.
Deborah Johnson, MD
It is truly inspirationally.
LaTanya C Stewart

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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
Format: Hardcover
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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Crystal McCrary came up with the idea of having her contributors relate their life stories in their own unique voices. Consequently, other than First Lady Michelle Obama's, the bios in this intimate opus are written in the first person, and each sister sounds ever so authentic whether reflecting upon what really matters most to her or about how she managed to reach the pinnacle of success in her chosen field.

After beginning with Michelle Obama, the balance of Inspiration is arranged alphabetically, with each entry being accompanied by striking photographs of the subject. Among the other icons offering priceless pearls of wisdom are singer Mary J. Blige, environmentalist Majora Carter, prima ballerina Misty Copeland, actress Ruby Dee, comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, supermodel Iman, choreographer Judith Jamison, ex-Essence editor Susan L. Taylor, and tennis star Venus Williams, to name a few.

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