Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

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Vanguard Press, May 24, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
According to Lisa Bloom, the women and girls of today represent a stark paradox. While American women excel in education at every level, they likewise obsessively focus on celebrity media. While women outperform their male counterparts in employment in urban areas for the first time in history, they simultaneously spend countless hours staring in the mirror contemplating plastic surgery. Lisa Bloom fears that women are in danger of spiraling into a nation of dumbed down, tabloid media obsessed, reality TV addicts. Too often, they outsource matters to "experts" and in doing so neglect to truly think for themselves.

The solution:

Lisa Bloom has the solution and it involves one simple word: Think.

In this provocative, entertaining, educational, and thoroughly researched book, Lisa outlines the ways that we as a society, and particularly women, have fallen off the intellectual path, and, very specifically, points to how damaging this has been to us on many levels. Lisa shows us the fallout--but she also provides the solutions for "Reclaiming the Brain God Gave You" and seizing back control of your mind and your life. Think is delivered in a no-nonsense manner that will make you laugh, make you question yourself, make you squirm, but, most important, make you start thinking again.

 

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User Review  - MorganGMac - LibraryThing

Thought-provoking argument that women spend too much time worrying about make-up, celebrity gossip, and how we look, rather than changing the world. Read full review

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I'm terrible at book reviews, but believe me when I tell you you HAVE to read this book. The media and publishers think we are a bunch of "stupid things" or narcissistic bimbos and the sad thing is ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
1 I Came by It Honestly
7
PART ONE The Problem
23
PART TWO Solutions
131
4 Reclaiming the Brains God Gave Ya
133
recommended reading
225
unrecipes
237
notes
243
acknowledgments
259
index
263
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Lisa Bloom is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, and trial attorney. From 2001-2009, Lisa hosted a daily, live, national television show on Court TV. She is currently the CBS News and the CNN Legal Analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show, and on CNN and HLN prime time shows. She is a regular legal expert on The Dr. Phil Show and in the last year has guest-hosted Larry King Live, The Early Show, and Showbiz Tonight. Lisa graduated early and phi beta kappa from UCLA and then from the Yale Law School. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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