Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Talk

I have just finished reading:


Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom.

I have to admit that I did not know who Lisa Bloom was.  In my defense, I don't know who the Kardashians or Speidi are either.  She's been on Dr. Phil's show.  Perhaps that is why she hasn't appeared on my radar.

Anyway, there were some thought provoking issues discussed in this book.  It's a worthy topic.  I would have loved this book and slept with it under my pillow if it had been written by someone else.

I didn't care for the style of writing and I thought there were quite a few disconnects and inconsistencies--the least of which was her perfectly air brushed face, with gleaming white-toothed smile on the cover.

But, like I said, it has worthy topics to consider--the anti-intellectual bent of our culture,  the pandering to the lowest common denominator, the truly awful conditions in the lives of far too many of the world's female population and the misogynistic cultural and religious beliefs that allow/encourage those conditions.  It's a place to start.  It will make you think.


  1. It sounds like a very timely read, giving what is going on in national politics right now.

  2. I agree with you. I try not to have anything to do with people whose teeth are too white. In fact, I need to wear sunglasses just to look at them.

  3. I'm glad you read it so I know it's out there. I probably won't read it because I believe my reaction to the writing style would be about the same as yours, if not worse.
    Isn't it a shame that to sell the book they had to pander to the great unthinking overgroomed of society?

  4. Oh dear, now I have to Google "Speidi". I think I have been successfully dumbed down.

  5. yeah, I Googled Speidi and I still don't know what it is.

  6. Proud not to know about Lisa Bloom or Speidi. Off to read my P.D. James.


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