It’s no secret that Career Girl Network LOVES Stacy London. We’ve talked about her incredible startup, Style for Hire, and a few weeks ago, we told you about Stacy’s new book, The Truth About Style. Now, I’m happy to say I’ve read Stacy’s book, and it’s made me love her even more than before.
It’s part biography, part therapy, and part style guide, and it is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Each chapter is the profile of a woman whose style challenges mirror those of most women in America. The profiles of these women tackle body image, life after an illness, motherhood, challenges in careers, and more. I didn’t think it would be possible to identify with all of these women individually, but I did. One by one, chapter by chapter, I recognized a bit of myself in each of these women, and understood their challenges and cheered for their triumphs.
It’s clear that Stacy found the same kindred spirit in the stories of all these women, too. In each chapter, she tells us how she “Gets It” and the ways each of these women’s stories resonates in her own life. We go with Stacy from her childhood dealing with psoriasis to an eating disorder in college and her early 20′s. She is surprisingly candid and refreshingly open about her own struggles in life, and the ways she’s overcome them personally and professionally. I walked away from this read feeling like I knew more about Stacy, and more about myself.
There’s something in this book for everyone – if you love fashion, you’ll love the clothes and the transformations. If you love a great story, you’ll love learning about Stacy’s life and the lives of these women. And if you love powerful women, this book is full of them!