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The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness Book Review

There is no doubt that feminism has changed the world. Women are achieving more and walking through doors that only a few short years ago were closed to them.

The question is, what do we want and are we truly happy? Writer Jill Filipovic explores this concept in her book, The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness Book.  While interviewing women from across the political, cultural and racial landscape, Ms. Filipovic asked if we can have it all. We are told, in this generation, that we can have it all. We can work in whatever job we wish to, the doors to higher education are no longer closed to us and we no longer have to choose between having a family and a career. While that concept is correct to a certain degree, there are many obstacles ahead of us.  Whether it is equal pay, having access to medical care, not paying an arm and a leg for childcare, etc, it is indisputable that while we have achieved a lot, there is still a long road ahead of us.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed because Ms. Filipovic laid out, in black and white, what is needed for true equality. While she did celebrate our past victories, she also reminds the reader in practical terms what battles are ahead of us.

I absolutely recommend it.

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Flashback Friday-In Love And War (1996)

It has been said that for a writer to create memorable narratives and characters, he or she has to truly live.

Ernest Hemingway was an ambulance driver during World War I. Injured in the line of duty, he fell in love with nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky, and she with him. While their relationship did not last, their story was chronicled in the 1996 film, In Love And War.

The film starred Chris O’Donnell as Ernest Hemingway and Sandra Bullock as Agnes Von Kurowsky.

 

I haven’t seen this movie in a long time, but I remember that while the narrative did not rise to the level of an unforgettable romance, it was not entirely bad either. What I do remember is that it was the story of young love and how it stays with us, even when that love is not meant to last forever.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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