The genius of women : from overlooked to changing the world / Janice Kaplan
Book | Dutton | 2020
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xi, 334 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index.
Contents
Why you've never heard of Lise Meitner -- The outrageous bias against Mozart's sister -- Einstein's wife and the theory of relativity -- How a teenage nun painted The Last Supper -- Why Italian women are better than you at math -- Rosalind Franklin and the truth about the female brain -- Why Fei-Fei Li should be on the cover of Vanity Fair -- The astrophysicist who does not need Tom Cruise -- Broadway's Tina Landay contains multitudes -- RBG and the genius of being a cuddly goat -- The Dark Lord trying to kill off women scientists -- Battling the Ariel-Cinderella complex -- Why Oprah wanted to be a beauty queen -- Geena Davis and the problem of being nice -- Frances Arnold knew she was right (and then she won the Nobel Prize) -- How to succeed in business by wearing elegant scarves -- Why Sally Michel was a genius painter and Mrs. Milton Avery was not -- The game-changing power of genius women.
Summary
"We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system--and celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway. Even in this time of rethinking women's roles, we define genius almost exclusively through male achievement. When asked to name a genius, people mention Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Steve Jobs. As for great women? In one survey, the only female genius anyone listed was Marie Curie. Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to determine why the extraordinary work of so many women has been brushed aside. Using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and inspiration, she makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history, in fields from music to robotics. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and dozens of women geniuses at work in the world today--including Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold and AI expert Fei-Fei Li--she proves that genius isn't just about talent. It's about having that talent recognized, nurtured, and celebrated. Across the generations, even when they face less-than-perfect circumstances, women geniuses have created brilliant and original work. In The Genius of Women, you'll learn how they ignored obstacles and broke down seemingly unshakable barriers. The geniuses in this moving, powerful, and very entertaining book provide more than inspiration--they offer a clear blueprint to everyone who wants to find her own path and move forward with passion." -- Provided by publisher.
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9781524744212 (hardcover)
1524744212 (hardcover)
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