A “You Go, Girl!” Book List

Looking for a little inspirational reading?

Try one of these suggestions from The Book Bin:

What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves
Edited by Ellyn Spragins
Some of the most successful women in the world write about their high hopes and big dreams.

See Jane Win for Girls: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Success
By Dr. Sylvia Rimm
Dr. Rimm, a clinical psychologist, gives pointers for parents on elements that can contribute to their daughters’ success, based on how 1,000 girls became successful women.

An Object of Beauty: A Novel
By Steve Martin
Lacey Yeager, the protagonist in this well received novel, is not a very likeable character, but she’s a hugely successful force in the New York art world.

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
By Gail Collins
Both women and girls will find inspiring stories in this book by the witty and wise New York Times columnist.

The 10 Laws of Enduring Success
By Maria Bartiromo
Joe Torres, Condolezza Rice, Bill Gates and Goldie Hawn are just a few of the people with whom Bartiromo has talked at length with about the meaning of success. She also delves into how to attain success in these trying times.

Outliers: The Story of Success
By Malcolm Gladwell
Was every highly successful entrepreneur born brilliant? Gladwell explores the nurture—not nature—aspects that made successful stars into who they are.

The Power of Many: Values for Success in Business and in Life
By Meg Whitman
The story of Meg Whitman and her rise to become the CEO of eBay.

Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life
By Rick Pitino
Pitino becomes your personal coach in this inspiring program on learning to succeed, and then surviving your own success.

LEADERSHIP: Essential Selections on Power, Authority, and Influence
By Barbara Kellerman
Kellerman, a Harvard professor, discusses leadership lessons from Betty Friedan, Sojourner Truth, Nelson Mandela and more.

Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women
By Marie Brenner
Brenner, a writer-at-large for Vanity Fair, examines the public lives and sacrifices of several extraordinary women of the 20th century, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Clare Boothe Luce.