FREE delivery: Monday, Dec 12 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon.
Ships from: Amazon Sold by: Cheburashka's Store
Other Sellers on Amazon
Follow the Authors
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience Hardcover – October 1, 2019
Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.
View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.
Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.
Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.
Enhance your purchase
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, “You’re my hero. Who’s yours?”
Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It’s one of our favorite topics.
HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.
CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends’ moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.
Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there’s a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.
So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic—they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.
To us, they are all gutsy women—leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs gutsy women.
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
About the Author
Chelsea Clinton is a champion for girls and women through her advocacy, writing, and work at the Clinton Foundation. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She lives in New York City with her husband, their children, and their dog.
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; First Edition (October 1, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1501178415
- ISBN-13 : 978-1501178412
- Item Weight : 2.65 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.38 x 1.2 x 9.13 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the authors
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Yeah, we have all seen the TV and films of recent years.
Persevering, however, what a treasure trove of woman from all walks of life and from around the world. Only someone with Hillary's background would have personal contact or knowledge about them. History textbook publishers should take note and include some of these women in their offerings today!
I read some other political-motivated reviews about this book that spewed the rhetoric that is so familiar in the present era. They represent what woman have been facing for years. I'm Republican and have been on the ticket for 25 years locally, successfully, but I feel this book is a keeper for every public library and every high school library. These women are amazing in what they have accomplished for a free democratic society. I'm sure there were men who agreed with them, but they were obviously the leaders and change-makers.
Top reviews from other countries
Considerable thought had been given to layout of the book, with the result that it was clear whether each woman was included at the instigation of Hillary or Chelsea, and whether the other author had added her perspective on on her co-author's choice. Highlighting key quotes from each woman was also a thoughtful touch.