Words We Are Reading: Book Reviews

Welcome to the Zeedia Media Mob’s Book reviews blog. We will update this regularly with our thoughts on the words we are currently reading. Since we love ALL THE WORDS, these reviews span many genres. We are always looking for great book suggestions so please leave them in the comments!

Thank you and happy reading! #WordsMatter

Book Reviews: Updated Regularly

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Book Title: Badass Affirmations (The wit and wisdom of wild women)

Who wrote it: Becca Anderson

What it’s about: This book is filled with quotes and affirmations uttered, declared, and shouted by BADASS women throughout history. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo, and more. The book is divided into badass topics like, “being confident,” “love and lust,” and “family.” You can find something every day to inspire you to find your inner badass and conquer the day.

My Take: I love anything related to badass women (and men) – just badass people in general. Anyone who had the guts to say truths and shake things up. This book is chock full of ’em. It’s a quick read full of inspiration and would make a great gift for that badass woman in your life! Maybe you need to gift it to yourself!

~ Amy


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Book Title: The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes

Who wrote it: Margaret Mark and Carol Pearson

What it’s about: This book was my introduction to the entire concept of Brand Archetypes, which I have built my business and brand strategy around. Check out the link to see my 2nd company. The authors, psychologists in their own right, introduced the idea of businesses using archetypes for branding. They talk about each of the 12 major archetypes and give examples of companies who are using specific ones. The company and brand strategy that my co-founder, Kevin Skarritt, and I built has taken this concept and turned it into a practical “how-to” brand strategy for any business, no matter the size, the industry, or the ad budget.

My Take: This book was critical in shaping my marketing strategy and philosophy and helped me build two businesses, a podcast, and a book (to be published soon.) Any business who is struggling with their identity, wants to solidify their brand, or just basically be better at marketing should read this book.

~ Amy


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Book Title: You are a Badass at Making Money

Who wrote it: Jen Sincero

What it’s about: I picked this book up after reading Sincero’s earlier book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. I’ll read anything with “badass” in the title. However, the humor and practical advice in both of these books make for a humorous read that is both enjoyable and filled with things I can apply to my life right now.

Excerpt from the book jacket: You Are a Badass at Making Money is a refreshingly frank and entertaining guide for anyone who’s ready to start raking in the dough…Sincero knows all of the BS you can get wrapped up in when it comes to money, as well as what it takes to dig your way out.

My Take: I am always looking for practical advice to improve my relationship with money. What better way to do that than from a badass standpoint? It’s a quick read and you will be on your way to making your first million.

~ Amy


Book Title: The Alice Network

Who wrote it: Kate Quinn

What it’s About: This book is historical fiction that covers WWI and WWII and the aftermath. A network of female spies, a young-pregnant women after WWII trying to find her lost cousin and best friend. Codes, secrets, love, and incredible descriptions of post-war France and England. This novel has it all.

My Take: War novels are not generally my cup of tea, but this book pulled me in from the first paragraph. The intertwined stories of the main characters and their pasts is captivating. I can’t wait to read more by Kate Quinn.

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