To Be Read

A photo of the spines of three paperback books: Build Your House Around My Body, by Violet Kupersmith, The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, and Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall.Oops, the bookstore is open again. 🙈

Here’s what I got—

~~1) Build Your House Around My Body, by Violet Kupersmith~~

I *just* read this review in the NY Times and instantly moved it to the top of my to-read list. It reminded me of a Haruki Murakami story, which is pretty much all I needed to hear. Sometimes you can just tell you’re going to love a book. Also, this title is amazing.

~~2) The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell~~

I read and loved Cloud Atlas last year (was it last year?) and now I’m ready for more. I picked this one because it always comes up when people talk about this author.

~~3) Hood Feminism, by Mikki Kendall~~

Been on my list for way too long and I’m really glad it was featured in the Staff Selections. It’s a collection of essays that provides a critique of modern feminism, points out the blind spots inside the movement, and details what we (feminists) need to do to get right.

I’m getting ready for a beach vacation, which one should I bring??

Samantha Pollack

About Sam

Samantha Pollack writes creative copy (mostly emails) for feminist companies and/or thought leaders who are working to build a fairer, more connected culture. She’s also the founder of The Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur, a 6-week course that helps HSP business owners create healthier, more sustainable systems in their work. 

She publishes frequent essays on feminism, privilege, pop culture, entrepreneurship, the creative process, and more on her website, She currently lives in Asheville, NC, and while she can *technically* work from anywhere, she prefers her adventures laptop-free.

Emails for cult thought leaders.

(Personality included.)

Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?

I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.

(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)

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*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.

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