Judge Hatchet's Book Club
Well, it has been a while everyone. I think that after leaving Bryn Mawr to go home for the holidays, everyone has felt a little over worked. I know I did, hence the reason there has been no blogging activity since before finals week. Now that everything has settled down, I have begun to get back into the routine of things.
I was going through some of my books the other day in search of something to read at the gym and ran across Judge Judy's Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever: The making of a happy Woman. I read this book when I was about 13 years old. At the time, I was convinced that Judge Judy was God herself. Who says God can't be a woman? This book truly confirms that belief. Every young woman should read this book. At the beginning of high school, and then maybe again in college, and probably after college before marriage, and then maybe again after marriage. I just started rereading it, and am finding it just as good a read as the first time.
The main idea of the book is that women should not rely on men to support them economically as well as psychologically. Women need to become independent from their husbands. If a time ever comes when they don't have their husband to lean on, they need to be able to take care of themselves in case of death or divorce. It's not what is on the outside of a woman that will make her successful, it's what's inside.
That's not a new idea, but with Judge Judy's straight forward talk, she is able to frame this concept in a way that drives the concept home. I suggest that every young woman find a copy of this book and start reading it immediately. It’s a really easy ready and not that long. It will change your life and your thinking. As I read it again, I will periodically comment on the individual chapters here on the blog. I would love to hear everyone else's feedback. As you read, find my comments on the chapter, and give me your point of view on what Judge Judy has to say. Even if you end up not agreeing with anything she may have to say, this book will be an eye opener and give you a new way of looking at life as a woman.