Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog Tour: It's Messy: Essays on Boys, Boobs and Badass Women by Amanda de Candent

Author:Amanda de Candent
Publisher: Harper Wave
Date of publication: September 19, 2017

In this deeply personal collection of essays, creator of the The Conversation Amanda de Cadenet shares the hard-won advice and practical insights she’s gained through her experiences as businesswoman, friend, wife, and mother.
Amanda is on a mission to facilitate conversations that allow all women to be seen, heard, and understood. Through her multimedia platform The Conversation, she interviews some of today’s most bad ass women—from Hillary Clinton to Lady Gaga—in no-holds-barred conversations that get to the heart of what means to be female. Now, in It’s Messy, Amanda offers readers an extension of that conversation, inviting them into her life and sharing her own story.
From childhood fame to a high-profile marriage (and divorce) to teen motherhood to the sexism that threatened to end her career before it started, Amanda shares the good, the bad, and the messy of her life, synthesizing lessons she’s learned along the way. Through it all, she offers an original perspective as a feminist on the front lines of celebrity culture. Edgy, irreverent, poignant and provocative, It’s Messy addresses the issues, concerns, and experiences relevant to women today.

Anyone who knows me well would probably wonder why I would read a book like this.  I definitely don't fall under the current definition of feminist.  However, I do believe in having an open mind, free speech and keeping the lines of good debate open at all times.  I think that is what drew me to give It's Messy: Essays on Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women a try.  The book is a collection of essays written by the author on varying subjects and how they pertain to women.  

In the foreword, she states that this book really isn't one to be read in sequence. She hopes that it is one the the reader will skip around and read the chapters that may pertain to what is impacting their life right now.  I did skip around and read most of the essays.  The two that I was most interested in reading were "Porn Culture and it's Effect on my Vagina" and "How to Parent in the Time of Trump" 
I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly with one and not finding a lot to agree with in the other.  But, that is what makes this book special.  There is something in it for every woman.  You may not agree with it all, but keeping an open mind allows you to see another side.  It's worth giving it a try, so why not pick it up when it comes out next month.

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About Amanda de Cadenet

Amanda de Cadenet is a creative force with a lifelong career in the media. She began as a host on British television at the age of fifteen and became a sought-after photographer shortly after—as a result her impressive photography career already spans nearly twenty years. She is the youngest woman ever to shoot a Vogue cover and has photographed many of the most influential figures in popular and political culture. As a media entrepreneur, Amanda is the creator of The Conversation, a series that showcases her in-depth interviews on real topics with celebrated women. Whether it’s in conversations with Lady Gaga, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Saldana, Chelsea Handler, or Gwyneth Paltrow, or in discussions with devoted followers of her social channels, Amanda delivers an honest and authentic voice. The series has aired in eighteen countries and is featured online, with over ten million viewers. In January 2016, Amanda conducted an exclusive one-on-one interview with presidential candidate Secretary Clinton. In February 2016, Amanda launched #Girlgaze, a digital media company utilizing user submitted content and highlighting the work of women Gen Z photographers and directors.

Find out more about Amanda at her website, and connect with her on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.
Tour Stops
Tuesday, August 22nd: A Bookish Affair
Wednesday, August 23rd: Lit and Life
Thursday, August 24th: A Bookish Way of Life
Monday, August 28th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, August 29th: Bibliotica
Wednesday, August 30th: Comfy Reading
Thursday, August 31st: Book Hooked Blog
Friday, September 1st: The Geeky Bibliophile
Tuesday, September 5th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, September 6th: Wining Wife
Thursday, September 7th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, September 8th: Thoughts On This ‘n That
Monday, September 11th: Literary Quicksand

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like a fascinating collection of essays from a wide variety of perspectives. I'm glad to see you recommend this one!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.