Three books have significantly improved my life as a young woman today. After trying almost every method of birth control (successfully I might add), but wanting to better serve my body than make it believe it’s already pregnant through hormones for over 6 years, I found the perfect birth control method and I can’t believe I didn’t it is taught to women across the country on a regular basis. It is free and effective. It’s a fertility chart. The next two are harder pills to swallow because they deal with men and money, two topics that some of us women just can’t seem to wrap my head around. The authors of Tell-It-like-is quickly demystify these two themes and give you the wisdom to learn from her story and move beyond where she’s been.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Ultimate Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Westchler
Knowing your body through fertility charts can help you avoid pregnancy, promote pregnancy, detect problems early and possibly solve them, and tell you when your periods will come so you can plan for them if they seriously affect you. This information has been lost due to the shift in popularity to hormonal birth control, but it’s still one of the best, if not the best around! For those many women who have been trying to conceive without success, the clues to what’s going on could very well be within your chart. This book is cleverly written half for those who prevent and the last half for those who are trying to conceive, hence the name Taking Control Of Your Fertility in favor of what you want. At a time when religious communities are the only organizations teaching this method, this book allows a lone person to relearn sex education, the science behind reproducing their body, and a method that takes into consideration all natural family planning practices for the most accurate result. information. As a method, it’s just as effective as most hormonal birth control methods when used correctly, and as a book, you’ll have no excuse not to use it correctly! In friendly language, the book is a great reference to keep on your shelf even after you’ve learned how to graph.
Money, a Memory: Women, Emotions, and Cash by Liz Perle
We cannot pretend that women and money are the same as men and money. Women as a gender are given much less information about money than men throughout their lives. This is due to a long history of women not earning their own money and it wasn’t that long ago. Women, even after they have entered the workplace and even conquered many of the fields, have different attitudes about money than men. They approach salary negotiation, expenses, conversations about money with friends, and just about every other aspect of money differently than men do. Liz Perle in the book Money, A Memoir of her fully explains our story. What happened to our relationships, finances, personal aspirations, and emotions when women were allowed to work? She explains how we are conditioned differently from men and gives us wisdom that we probably missed, but our brother did not. This book is just the adjustment needed to tackle financial goals and learn more about financial responsibility. It’s not as feminist as it sounds. It’s a real side to the story of our economy written from a female perspective that doesn’t get told often enough. Being aware of this information can change the trajectory of your life.
He Just Doesn’t Like You That Much: The No-Excuses Truth for Understanding Boys by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
Greg Behrendt was a script consultant for the hit show Sex In The City and the concept for He’s Just Not That Into You was conceived from one episode. Too many smart women are making excuses for men’s behavior that clearly show they don’t like you that much! Greg and Liz explain that men aren’t complicated, but they rarely have the balls to tell a girl outright that they don’t feel the same way. On a Dear Abby-esque platform, letters from women fill the pages of this book, telling stories we’ve at least heard or told, and asking the same questions we’ve asked ourselves, our friends, and God. The answer, bluntly, is usually “he just doesn’t like you that much.” It will make you rethink your whole life and you’ll want to buy a copy for a friend! Getting the truth bomb from Greg, a man without fear, frees him from once again tolerating anything less than honesty and/or admiration. Every woman who has to suffer dating in the world today needs to get a copy of this book in her hands without her ring!