Updated: Feb 16, 2020
I’m sure that there has never been a book entitled The Genius of Men because it has long been assumed that if someone was a genius then it was surely a man. Most think of Einstein and a myriad of other notables. But women? Sure, we've all heard of Madame Curie but for many people, the list stops. Well, Janice Kaplan will have none of that. And neither should we. The Genius of Women does a wonderful job in bringing awareness to this unconscious bias and presents an impressive array of incredible women who have and are changing the world. In this well researched book, written in an easy, often humorous tone, the author educates us on and inspires us with a group of women who have excelled in science, math, the arts and more. While modern day women of this caliber are starting to get their deserved recognition, most of the amazing women we meet remain unknown to the masses. The tragic part of the book is learning of the women who were either unable to pursue their talents or those who achieved greatness only for their male counterparts to take credit for their discoveries, music and more. Kaplan aptly notes, “The genius of women might be to recognize the genius of other women. Because if we wait for men to do it, we could be waiting a long time.” This book takes a great step in the right direction. Many thanks to Dutton, NetGalley and the fierce Janice Kaplan for an advance copy of this important book which will be published on February 18, 2020.
Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Non Fiction - Biography / Women / History.
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