Going Against the Grain

Non-Fiction - Anthology
159 Pages
Reviewed on 08/22/2022
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Reviewed by Adanna Ora for Readers' Favorite

Cathy Dimarchos collects eight successful women's journeys to being true to their actual selves and defying gender stereotypes and expectations. These ladies have distinguished themselves as being exceptional in their quest to forge their own path and establish a reputation. Every one of them shares their experiences, beginning with their family history and how they chose their life's path. They frequently talk about the difficulties they have faced in their jobs, enterprises, and personal lives as spouses, moms, and women making a difference in a world dominated by males. The experiences of women who have decided to free themselves from the constraints of the status quo are captured in the book Going Against the Grain.

Going Against the Grain is one of my favorite books because it encapsulates all the issues faced by women who want more for themselves. I adore how the stories of the women are presented and how distinctive they are. Each of them has a different view of what going against the grain means. Despite the vast differences in their lives, all of these women convey the same message. Reading about each woman's journey taught me so much, and I do not doubt that others would feel inspired and fortunate in the same way. The work is made more readable and compelling by the narrators' use of the first-person narrative style. These remarkable ladies, including Cathy Dimarchos, have a program designed specifically to assist young women in finding their path and succeeding. Their contact information is provided in the book, which further supports their commitment to making a difference in the world. Going Against the Grain was well-written by the author and her co-authors.

Wanita Zoghby

This book is inspiring and tells 8 women's stories. Easy to read with lots of thought-provoking moments.