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The two best things about summer: friends and reading.

Can you feel it? Summer is upon us! You know what that means: Plenty of time to soak up the sun, go to barbecues, and watch sports! Or, if you're a bookworm -  spend those long, lazy weekends with your nose in a tablet or book.

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You may enjoy the April 2019 release

The Moment of Lift:

How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates

 

Most people know one thing about Melinda Gates: She's Bill's wife. Maybe they also know she's a philanthropist through the charitable foundation that bears both their names. Partially, this ignorance is because Gates has been a very private person throughout her years at Microsoft and half of one of the richest couples in the world.

In her new memoir, The Moment of Lift, Gates finally opens up, and what we get is an intimate look at her career, her marriage, and her slow embrace of feminism.

The point of the book is to explain how Gates came to the conclusion that helping women rise up around the world is the best way to lift up all of humanity. It's a noble idea that many people share, but what makes the book so fascinating is how honest Gates is about how long it took her to understand and embrace the idea.

She writes about her privilege and class, religious beliefs, and parenting struggles, and she takes you around the world to meet the people that opened her eyes. It's a story about a change—and a blueprint for getting people and organizations to embrace progress.