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Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World By Lisa Bloom,

  • Title: Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World
  • Author: Lisa Bloom
  • ISBN: 9781593156596
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • According to Lisa Bloom, the women and girls of today represent a stark paradox While American women excel in education at every level, they likewise obsessively focus on celebrity media While women outperform their male counterparts in employment in urban areas for the first time in history, they simultaneously spend countless hours staring in the mirror contemplating pAccording to Lisa Bloom, the women and girls of today represent a stark paradox While American women excel in education at every level, they likewise obsessively focus on celebrity media While women outperform their male counterparts in employment in urban areas for the first time in history, they simultaneously spend countless hours staring in the mirror contemplating plastic surgery Lisa Bloom fears that women are in danger of spiraling into a nation of dumbed down, tabloid media obsessed, reality TV addicts Too often, they outsource matters to experts and in doing so neglect to truly think for themselves.The solution Lisa Bloom has the solution and it involves one simple word Think.In this provocative, entertaining, educational, and thoroughly researched book, Lisa outlines the ways that we as a society, and particularly women, have fallen off the intellectual path, and, very specifically, points to how damaging this has been to us on many levels Lisa shows us the fallout but she also provides the solutions for Reclaiming the Brain God Gave You and seizing back control of your mind and your life Think is delivered in a no nonsense manner that will make you laugh, make you question yourself, make you squirm, but, most important, make you start thinking again.
    Think Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World According to Lisa Bloom the women and girls of today represent a stark paradox While American women excel in education at every level they likewise obsessively focus on celebrity media While women o

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    1. In Think, Lisa Bloom asserts that society has succumbed to our narcissistic, self indulgent, consumer driven culture Women today are smart and have options available to them than ever before, yet what are most of them doing Applying for The Bachelor, wondering what the hell is going on with Kim Kardashian s marriage or divorce or whatever it is at this point, considering a plethora of cosmetic procedures, and reading online gossip blogs if they re reading at all What are they not doing Using th [...]

    2. Originally posted on my blog utahmomslife 2011My father in law has a simple note pinned to the door that leads to his garage It reads THINK.The simple word is meant to help him remember the things he needs to take with him when he leaves the house to run errands One final reminder to check to make sure he didn t forget the checks he needs to deposit at the bank or the the books he means to return to the library Lisa Bloom s recently published book Think Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in A [...]

    3. Although the basic message of the book is sound that American women are wasting too much time on rubbish eg celebs and need to pay attention to the important issues of the world and read to be informed the author s incredible arrogance and hypocrisy leave her with no credibility whatsoever Her blatant misinterpretation of scientific studies to support her at times supurious arguments were truly incredible given the title of the book is think and one of her key messages is too research facts fo [...]

    4. This is one of those books that may change your life I ve always respected Bloom and was excited to learn that she s a bookish, adventure seeking, vegan environmentalist Perhaps because she and I have so much in common, her words spoke to me I ended up underlining about half of the book, and although I don t have the patience to write down every fact or quote that I loved, I agreed with 99 percent it except for the anti plastic surgery section I feel that people should enhance whatever they plea [...]

    5. The breezy tone you go girl was a little off putting to me, but considering the fact that much critic endorsed and literary writing leaves me unmoved, it s probably my problem The targeted audience is, sadly, pretty much all of us the self absorbed whiners who waste time on celebrity lifstyles, agonize about not meeting unrealistic societal standards of beauty, dawdle away hours on electronic gadgets, refuse to address or even learn about the real problems and issues that confront our communiti [...]

    6. I quickly changed back and forth from hating this book to being okay with it The whole idea is that most women are not reading and thinking enough How does writing a book help solve that problem This has to be all about making money then, yes Also, the writer was talking about thinking, but a lot of the statistics and examples she used were very biased and rarely told the whole story That really frustrated me She doesn t think women should waste their time doing housework, where I don t always t [...]

    7. I read this book cover to cover in one day granted, I was on vacation But I really couldn t put it down It appealed to my humanitarian senses and advocated something I m already passionate about reading It emphasizes the choices we make in the reading material and social media in which we choose to invest our time and attention and the impact of those individual choices on our society as a whole.This book exposes the average American s solipsistic views on politics and world issues, often reveal [...]

    8. I first heard about this book via social media something along the lines of what to say to a young girl you meet Hint, it s not Oh what a pretty dress Lisa lays it all out there we are a nation of people getting dumber every day Slowly, but surely, we re separating ourselves from the real news and following the masses into stupidity.Why Honestly, I think we re overconditioned to know that pretty girls or dumb girls get what they want They have all the money, all the glitz and glamor, and all the [...]

    9. I would love to have lunch with Ms Bloom We would have so much to talk aboutSo many times reading this book I had to stop and doublecheck the cover to make sure I hadn t written it I didn t Ms Bloom s picture is very prominent and we don t really look anything alike But seriously, sentences like the following could have come out of my mouth and several actually have It doesn t matter what everyone else says, even everyone else of your political persuasion Mull it over yourself deeply Go to your [...]

    10. The first thing that struck me about the intro, is that the author touts This is not a self help book but, really, a large majority of it is just that And with any book of that nature, it is riddled with author bias and a desire for you to act or think as they do However, sprinkled throughout the book, there are good lessons that should be strongly considered for implementation in your daily life As an avid reader, her suggestion to read is something I am already quite passionate about But, it [...]

    11. I was really excited to read this book after reading what it was about and watching her intro video I thought the first half of the book was very good, important, and contained lots of useful information It was quite interesting However, the book headed south when we got to the solutions part The second half of the book is all about why you should be a reader duh It goes to great lengths to explain to you how to fit reading into your schedule, when to read, what to read, where to get books, etc [...]

    12. I ve named this one the privileged white lady book I loved Bloom s article about how to talk to young girls that appears on Huffington Post so I was excited to read this book And then 50 pages in I was so insulted I nearly quit reading Maybe my problem is simply that I don t think US Weekly is at the heart of all the worlds problems which seems to be the premise of this book My biggest issue with this book was that Bloom didn t acknowledge her own privilege The most egregiousness of which is her [...]

    13. I grabbed this book from PG Library s New shelf I totally agree with Bloom s thesis We all and I add men as well as women need to THINK Since I m not a television watcher, I ve never seen Lisa Bloom Her credentials, listed on the book jacket, are impressive Her writing did and did not impress me She has some great ideas and suggestions, but she uses a bit much vernacular for my taste To put it bluntly, she throws around a lot of mild swear words which I found offensive And while she preaches th [...]

    14. I didn t know who Lisa Bloom was until a week ago Her mom is Gloria Allred, the high profile attorney who usually wears red I wasn t going to listen to Bloom give an interview with a Mpls radio station because I had mixed feeling about her mom However, it became clear within a few moments Lisais fascinated and bewildered by our culture This book will give you many facts you were not aware of if you have a certain opinion about Angelina Jolie and Jimmy Carter it will be altered if you believe Lis [...]

    15. I am not, as we say, the intended audience I downloaded Bloom s book on a whim after seeing a Facebook meme I liked about how to speak to little girls don t tell them they re pretty ask them what they re reading or what they think But I got a kick out of this book The audio version captured my attention like few others do I d finished the interminable George Packer audiobook while cooking dinner and this one began playing while my hands were busy then I couldn t stop it was like a breath of fres [...]

    16. Amazing Not only funny, this book is informative, provoking in the best way , scathing and helpful But most of all, Bloom made me think My favorite takeaways 1 The reading list Not comprehensive by any means since these are Bloom s favorites, but still useful 2 The un recipes3 Causing me to subscribe to the New York Times 4 Me resolving to read at least one non fiction book a month Highly recommend this book regardless of your sex Life changing.

    17. This book starts off rocky for me, beginning with the usage of a lot of facts, such as how European and Asian high schoolers outperform American high schoolers, without citing any references She might perhaps cite those references in later chapters can t really remember , but come on, you need to do so at the first reference Then she starts discussing a whole bunch of various topics which all seem to indicate that women are too vain, too celebrity obsessed, and not knowledgeable enough Some sect [...]

    18. Think Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World is pretty much about what the title says This is not a title that lies to you Lisa Bloom wrote this book as a call to arms of sorts, wanting to wake women up to the fact that we could be using our brains better Bloom urges women to fight against the celebrity centered, stupid media that reports on things that largely do not matter in the grand scheme of our world i.e OMG does so and so have a baby bump The first half of the book [...]

    19. In evaluating Lisa Bloom s intention for Think Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World, her purpose was to create awareness and compassion for the world around us and encouraging us all to raise our ecological intelligence Her goal was clear, however, I found the beginning of the book to be inundated with numerous statistics and heavily focused on how American women only care about celebrities, gossip, vanity, and live in a solipsistic world My question is, How accurate are [...]

    20. This book is a cautionary tale of the results of consuming a steady diet of junk media squandered time, and apathy and ignorance about the issues that really matter Filled with horrifying examples of dumb Americans pitted against real world problems such as child slavery, it s enough to make you check yourself before the next time you sit down to watch a reality TV show even if you do realize it s junk She focuses on women, because let s face it, it s incredibly profitable to market fashion and [...]

    21. I love Lisa Bloom and her brave publisher who decided to go against the grain and write about the importance of holding a high bar for ourselves while living in a culture that loves tabloids Thank you, Sister Lisa

    22. mariesbookgarden I first heard of Lisa Bloom when I read a fantastic article she wrote for the Huffington Post How to Talk to Little Girls I knew I needed to read her book.Bloom is the feisty, bright daughter of a feisty, bright mother, pioneering and well known lawyer Gloria Allred Allred trained her daughter well to be an advocate for equality and to stand up for herself and the downtrodden.The book is divided into two parts The first part, The Problem, delves into the question of why we are a [...]

    23. I would like to thank Vanguard Press and for offering this book in the FirstReads contest As you can tell, I m a happy winner Lisa Bloom is the daughter of Gloria Allred a fact marveled on by all who read my book jacket Bloom wrote this book to encourage girls and women to THINK about things, and consider them in a new light Not exactly a question authority kind of thing, just a why are you conforming to stereotypes thing Her parents raised her to be a free thinker, challenging Bloom s assumptio [...]

    24. Dear Lisa Bloom,I was really excited about your book, but about 30 pages into it, I realized that you are kind of and by kind of , I mean extremely feminist liberal bleeding heart ish who is nothing short of positive that we can and SHOULD go all sorts of nuts about the looming threat of global warming Really, Lisa Really Um, have you like, noticed how like, way back in prehistoric olden times, scientists say that there was an ice age And have you noticed how, like, scientists have found the fos [...]

    25. I loved this book and think you all should read it Lisa Bloom grew up or less with the mantra of I never thought about it like that , and so constantly while reading her book, she invokes that same idea on the reader She discusses many of our current national and international problems, and throughout the book, I realized that I rarely take the time to do research of my own and figure out what s going on in my world She is an attorney who is also a consultant for many main stream media and news [...]

    26. I, like a few others, decided to read this book after reading Bloom s nugget of wisdom about how to talk to little girls And Bloom does have nuggets of wisdom and information scattered throughout the book that are worthwhile But the heart of the problem with this book is that the message doesn t match the medium Women who don t read books aren t likely to pick up this one I don t know about other readers, but the last time I picked up a rag magazine for myself was then a decade ago Does that m [...]

    27. Thank goodness someone is telling it like it is What is wrong with us as a society, and our educated females I love Ms Bloom s take on the world, in fact she may be my long lost, articulate twin and you all thought I was quite verbal and opinionated C mon folks, do you really care what the Kardashians or Housewives did last night Why is that Really, she says it best in her book, so I ll let her summarize her thoughts And how can they be mentally stimulated when their only reading materials are [...]

    28. I was attracted to this book based on Ms Bloom s highly circulated post on HuffPost How to talk to Little Girls The book is toned differently The start was weak I didn t know if I wanted to continue, but it was reading so quickly, I stuck with it The beginning reads Pundit Even though she s liberal and preaching to choir with me, it borrowed too many tools from cable tv for my taste over the top, screed worthy, endless repetition, statistics Moving into the middle section, I found my sympathy fo [...]

    29. This is the first book I have felt compelled to give a review on and for good reason This book celebrates reading to further one s knowledge and understanding My favorite thing to do In the first section Lisa Bloom dissects our culture s obsession with looks and celebrity and the effect it has on women She cites statistics showing just how uninformed adult women are and even unnerving how unashamed they are about it She attributes this to our society s rewarding of the hot and thin girl often [...]

    30. I m torn how to review this On one hand, I think every woman needs to read this book In fact, I wish this book was required reading for every 20 year old woman On the other hand, there s a lot of fluff in this book like some tips on how to make time to read get a maid And while I m sure she tried to remain neutral in writing this, some of her political and social agendas do come out But that shouldn t be a deterrent to reading this This book has not only motivated me to read but important tha [...]

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