Girlfriends’ Reading List

Let me say…I love, love, LOVE my girlfriends for so many reasons, but especially because they’re fearless, really smart, admittedly not perfect and loyal (which probably means the most to me). We share advice about everything including books, so I asked my besties what book changed their lives or perspective on life in a significant way, and I’m thrilled to share what they revealed to all of you.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway

RECOMMENDED BY LE’ETTE: Civil Rights Advocate and Mom

“Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands was supposed to be a professional investment since diplomacy and protocol is the language of the State Department. Even after leaving that department, the book still proves beneficial to me as a civil rights professional…specifically in the realm of diversity and inclusion. For me, its changed the way I view ethnology. Not ignoring differences, but paying more attention to commonalities.”

Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes


“This book keeps it real and encourages us to go after our dreams regardless of how difficult the path.”

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

RECOMMENDED BY EDEN: Entrepreneur and All Around Badass

“Twenty years later, Arundhati Roy’s follow up to The God of Small Things is an epic novel about India’s complicated history told through the stories of a transgender woman who lives in a graveyard and a student whose lover is a freedom fighter. Their stories remind us that heartache and conflict may be painful and impossible to avoid in life, but in the end love prevails and hope is just around the corner.”

Staying On The Path by Wayne W. Dyer


“Wayne Dyer is no longer with us, but his incredible life-affirming teachings remain thanks to books like Staying On The Path filled with inspiring quotes and observations that remind us that everything in life has a purpose and every challenge we are faced with has meaning. There are no mistakes in life, and when we accept that fact, life gets much easier. Fear falls away.”

Editor’s Note: Staying On The Path is out-of-print, but any of Wayne’s books are worth your time.

The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey


“It’s the best of Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays with the best life coaches revealing little nuggets of wisdom that make life richer and more fulfilling. In essence, teaching us to eliminate the superfluous while emphasizing the good in our lives no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

RECOMMENDED BY KELLY: Vice President of Marketing and Mom

“I’m not a dancer, so it took a while for me to read this book and I regret not reading it sooner. Twyla is a dancer, but The Creative Habit is about discovering the creativity within through a series of lessons Twyla learned over her 30-year career. It surprised me how helpful her ideas were in my day-to-day personal and professional life.”

Medical Medium: Life-Changing Foods by Anthony William

RECOMMENDED BY KIM: Writer and Entrepreneur

Medical Medium is one huge aha moment. It makes so much sense when you accept that eating the right foods have the power to heal common ailments, aches and pains. I believe books like Medical Medium should be required reading in science and health classes across America. Reliance on prescription or over-the-counter drugs is at an all-time high in our country and if we all got back to basics — eating and drinking the right foods — we’d all be better for it.”

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