Margaret Cho, Frida Kahlo, Etta James, Amy Sedaris, Lucille Ball and Ani DiFranco…those are just the women pictured on the cover of Great Gals: Inspired Ideas For Living a Kick-Ass Life. The inside of Summer Pierre’s book is full of even more strong, creative, successful, talented and risk-taking ladies who all have things to teach us.
This is the book I reread whenever I need inspiration, motivation or a metaphorical kick in the pants. Pierre’s lovely and amazing portraits of women like Alice Walker, Miranda July and Phyllis Diller are paired with information about each lady’s life and an interesting quote (the quote from my favorite person in the world, Dolly Parton, is “I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb…and I also know that I’m not blonde.”). There are also tons of journals prompts and questions to ask yourself, like “Who do you admire most?” and “What are your guilty pleasures?”
As Summer Pierre herself puts it in the book description, “As women, our lives are busy, chaotic, boring, quiet-you name it. But very few of us think we live amazing lives. Why not? Isn’t it the only life we have? Why not make it great?” Great Gals is part journal, part self-help book, part creative inspiration and an all-around gorgeous piece of art. It’ll definitely help you make your life great.
Great Gals is less than $7 on Amazon right now. Order a copy for yourself or any great gal in your life, and I can promise you won’t regret it.
Photo via Summer Pierre