The FFL book club knows that young, politically interested women love to read a wide genre of books. We like biographies and romances and thrillers and historical fiction, but we also love to learn and grow from the books we read, and that’s why we selected this month’s book–Everything Will Be Okay: Life Advice for Young Women (From a Formerly Young Woman) by Dana Perino.
I’m a sucker for a good self-help career book. No matter what career path you’re in, what your goals are for the future, you can always better yourself in small ways: learning how to put together a better presentation, tips and tricks for impressing your boss, balancing work and home, and more.
This book is perfect for people like me–and I hope you’ll enjoy it too, even if you don’t consider yourself a “young woman” or a “career woman.” There’s a lot of heart and humor in this book, it’s got peak Dana Perrino vibes, and we think it’s going to be a great book to read between our March and May reads!
If you don’t know who Dana Perino is, that’s going to change! The Fox News host, former White House Press Secretary, and dog mom gives you a good introduction to her in this book, but if you haven’t read her book And the Good News Is, that needs to be added to your TBR as soon as possible. While she’s obviously had a successful career, she’s not one of those people that hoards her advice for the elite or doesn’t share it with those who may compete. This book is basically the mentor you’ve always wanted.
Whether it’s how to deal with failure in a positive way, why you should never show up late, or best practices for drinking with colleagues–this book has it all when it comes to the advice. Perino’s been there, done that, and she and the people she knows and quotes in this book are ready to share their stories to help you find success too!
Are you still in college? There’s good advice in this book that can be used during interviews and internships and help you plan for the future.
Are you in your first job? There’s great advice here about making great first impressions and knowing when to leave for your second job?
Are you well-entrenched in your career? Dana’s also got advice on continually growing, accepting failure when it’s big or small, and knowing how to find a balance–eventually.
Are you retired? This book can be your inspiration to take on mentoring in your field or inspire you to give it to a younger woman in your life and share your own story along the way.
Trust me–this book is CHOCK full of advice. We’re four months into the year–are you still keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions? This book will help you get back on track, and it might inspire some new goals and resolutions as well!
Join us in the FFL Book Club Facebook Group to discuss this book (and others!) all month long, and come back to this site in the coming days for more book-related content!