The Teen Money Manual Review

I received this book as an e-ARC through NetGalley.

Thank You very much!

Well, this Manual is a good reminder of what needs to be done. I know it says it’s for Teens, but honestly, it’s got good advice for anyone who needs a helping hand with Money. A lot of the tips are universal, however, some of the more detailed ideas, especially in the business and credit areas, are very american based, which makes this book harder to sell in, say Switzerland, for instance.

Nonetheless, if you can read past the US-based set up, the Manual is useful anywhere and for anyone.

I also love the set-up of the whole book. There are loads of colourful pictures and graphs and piecharts to keep the momentum going and to get Teens motivated to read the book and possibly use the advice given. Again, it would possibly motivate most readers, Teen or otherwise. It’s worth a sneak-peek and I may well consider ordering a copy of this little helper at some point.

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We Should All Be Feminists Review

I received this short story as am e-proof through NetGalley.

Thank you very much!

A strong female voice, speaking up about gender issues today.

Whilst Ms Adichie embeds her thoughts in Nigerian culture, her home culture, they hold true for any other culture too. Even though some issues we have aren’t as obvious as women not being greeted when entering a restaurant, or not being granted entrance when alone, it doesn’t mean we’re not up against the same problems of masculinity and femininity, and all our issues on gender are always grounded in our up-bringing and history.

I can’t wait to hear Ms Adichie’s Ted Talk on the subject and sincerely hope that her short story finds lots of ears and makes people think, men and women alike. We can all do something to change the way we think. It’s not a problem we women face alone and certainly not one we can change alone.