By Mary Anne Radmacher & Liz Kalloch
Viva Editions, $18.95, 202 pages
Mary Anne Radmacher is well-known for her inspirational quotes on cards, posters and coffee mugs. She has authored and co-authored several books of similar inspirational offerings. She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman is an easy-to-read, thought-provoking volume on the various inspirational attributes of women. In a simple format, Radmacher and her co-author Liz Kalloch honor 25 of these attributes, which range from willingness to determination to creativity to mysticism.
“She does not find, “never done it before,” a legitimate reason to not make, or create something. “Never before,” translates in her language to, “just haven’t tried it yet.” It is not accurate to say she is fearless. She entertains her share of fears. She is constant in her certainty of creation. She is persistent in her passion for discovering beauty.”
The format includes three pages on each attribute: the first is a list of positive “she is” statements, the next is a page of quotes relating to the attribute, and the final page is an encouraging letter addressed to the woman possessing the trait. The book itself is a work of art, the pages substantial, glossy, and filled with artwork and beautiful print. This is not a book to race through – it is a book to be savored in a comfortable setting with a nice cup of your favorite warm drink.
Reviewed by Mary-Lynne Monroe