30 Day Book Meme: Day 8

A book everyone should read at least once.

Oh, man. I thought for a moment this would be a hard call, but it really isn’t. The book I think everyone should read at least once is The Gift of Fear. I picked it partly because it’s got lots of good self-defense type tips (like, how to listen to your fear to best make use of its warning signals), but mostly because it does more to explain to people how different our culture is for men and women. I blogged about it with a huge quote here.

There’s one sentence in the book I always quote that talks about this: “At core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them.”

Wow, that’s way heavier than the tone I usually aim for here, sorry ’bout that. Add the book to your mental reading queue, and put on some good rock’n’roll. Have a great weekend!