Friday, August 10, 2012

Mini reading list: Isobella's Inspirational summer reading list suggestions

Yes, Chef
This inspirational read is celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson's memoir about his life in rural Ethiopia and his hustling journey to become an elite of fine-dining. Even if you can hardly cook or boil water, this book is bound to get the mind thinking about getting your own dream done.

Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World
Lauren Ruotolo is the Director of Entertainment Promotions at Hearst Magazines in New York City, her day to day feats could already be inspiring, but there is more, born with McCune-Albright syndrome, she could have accepted the wheelchair route but she has spent her life creating her own path, beating the odds and doing it in heels along the way. Read this and extinguish any doubt you have about yourself and doing what you want to do and go get it!

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years [NOOK Book]
Wow, fifty years since Marilyn Monroe died. I've always found it ironic that she was born in 1926 and died in the reverse 1962.  I think Marilyn was a lot smarter than people might have given her credit for.  I love the photo of Marilyn reading   Read to remember and respect the life of a timeless actress and woman who had so much more to share and accomplish. "Fifty years ago, Marilyn Monroe passed away at the age of thirty-six under circumstances that have remained mysterious to this day. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years separates the myths and rumors from the facts as Keith Badman takes readers through the concluding months of 1960 up to that fateful day in August 1962." Check it out and get the Nook book /or ebook edition.

I was just saying to a friend how when watching a Marilyn film recently, yes she's beautiful but the clothes are also beautiful! And this book is beautiful, Dressing Marilyn, the behind the scenes of the costume designer William Travilla and Marilyn's iconic dresses and costumes from her popular films. Watch the book trailer video which includes sketches, patterns and test shots of Marilyn wearing the dresses you will see in the book and have seen in her films. Check the book out on the Applause website.

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child [NOOK Book]
This follows the life of a very tall and talented woman you should know more about. Julie Child was giraffe tall, six-foot three-inches, and she started her dream later in life as a chef, introducing French Cooking to American households with the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her popular TV cooking shows. 

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