Top positive review
An inspiring and fun read with universal applicability
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2019
Lydia is clearly a natural on stage in front of large audiences, but she's also a natural born writer. You're sure to love both the snappy pace of this book as well as its message of empowerment. This is not a person for whom everything was delivered on a silver spoon and her personal stories of how she hustled, how she talked her way in after being told no and how she worked (and worked!) to achieve her own dreams are truly inspiring. While you may not be in position to hob knob with celebrities on a massive stage (I sure am not!), she takes to care to ensure that her suggestions and lessons can be implemented by anyone, anywhere and she gives you the specifics on how to do that both through her writing and through the "case studies" (written by other successful women) that are sprinkled throughout the book. One of the passages that most resonated for me was when she wrote about being disabused of the notion that by working hard and being good at her job, she was bound to be noticed and rewarded accordingly (in the way of promotions and salary increases); turns out, that's just not the case and the only one who can and will advocate for your own advancement is YOU! Of course that all makes perfect sense but it's something I needed to read (despite being 15 years in to a law career) to really absorb. It seems that so many women need "permission" to actively self-advocate, identify their dreams and have an actionable path for achieving those dreams. Well, ladies, your permission just came in the form of a bright pink and red book that I cannot recommend more highly!