GenPink Picks: Spring Reads
The wonderful spring weather is casting upon us, so now is a great time to pick up a new book and read outside in this gorgeous weather. Here are a few books to kick off the new season, below.
100 great years for the Girl Scouts
As the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, this book couldn’t come at a better time to represent the brand. On My Honor, a biography of the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, was written by former Washington Post staff columnist and reporter Shannon Henry Kleiber. Shannon shares a modern day insight of Daisy’s advice about respect, confidence, compassion and leadership- all taught in Girl Scouts. And yes, the book talks about the popular cookies, too! Fun fact- The Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912!
Our generation’s internship guidebook
After completing 15 internships in college, Lauren Berger was dubbed as “The Intern Queen.” Now she shares her experiences with high school students, college students and recent grads in her first book, All Work, No Pay. I learned about Lauren and her internship listing website as a senior in college, and I had the chance to represent The Intern Queen brand as one of their very first campus ambassadors. Lauren’s internship manual is a perfect fit for our generation and covers a wide range of tips from how to land an internship to preparing for your first “real” job.
Random encounters aren’t always so…random.
Incidental encounters happen to us all the time, whether we realize it or not. For example, you can simply meet someone waiting in line at Starbucks or chatting with the person next to you on a flight. But are these random encounters really “incidental”? Kristin Kaufman, CEO of Alignment, Inc. and an author I’ve had the chance to work with, discusses her not-so-random encounters in her first book, Is This Seat Taken? Random Encounters That Change Your Life. Kristin’s collection of stories notes how a nugget of wisdom may come from unlikely sources. So, put your smart phones down for a few minutes, and strike up a conversation with an unfamiliar person around you. You’ll never know who you may meet and what you’ll learn. The book leaves you with this question- What does it mean to be truly present in the “now”?
On My Honor was sent to us for review, and we always give our honest opinions while reviewing books. We were not compensated for these reviews.March 6, 2012 in books, college, college students, girl scouts, internships, Is This Seat Taken?, kristin kaufman, Lauren Berger, On My Honor, recent grads, Shannon Henry Kleiber, The Intern Queen, The Washington Post