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

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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 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.


About Lisa Bloom

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Lisa Bloom is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, and trial attorney. From 2001-2009, Lisa hosted a daily, live, national television show on Court TV. She is currently the CBS News and the CNN Legal Analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show, and on CNN and HLN prime time shows. She is a regular legal expert on The Dr. Phil Show and in the last year has guest-hosted Larry King Live, The Early Show, and Showbiz Tonight. Lisa graduated early and phi beta kappa from UCLA and then from the Yale Law School. Her first book, THINK!, was a New York Times best-seller.
Published May 24, 2011 by Vanguard Press. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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While clearly written out of genuine concern, readers who are sensitive to criticism of American culture may take offense to the use of terms such as “Dumb American Syndrome.” A wake-up call for women who have succumbed to a culture of mediocrity.

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Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World is this year’s light bulb moment for women.

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In a chapter titled "What a Waste It's Been to Lose Our Minds," Bloom argues that the co-opting of women's hard-won gains by a society that rewards us for embracing idiocy "without embarrassment" has repercussions that reach all the way to the third world, where women's troubles are legion.

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Fit Bottomed Girls

If co-founding Fit Bottomed Girls and Fit Bottomed Mamas has taught me anything (it’s obviously taught me LOTS), it’s that finding your true voice, passion and self is really the gateway to living your best life.

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