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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Bloom Narrator: Lisa Bloom Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781452673875
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According to Lisa Bloom, the women and girls of today represent a stark paradox. While American women excel in education at every level, they likewise obsessively focus on celebrity media. While women outperform their male counterparts in employment in urban areas for the first time in history, they simultaneously spend countless hours staring in the mirror contemplating plastic surgery. Lisa Bloom fears that women are in danger of spiraling into a nation of dumbed-down, tabloid-media-obsessed, reality TV addicts. Too often, they outsource matters to "experts" and in doing so neglect to truly think for themselves. Lisa Bloom has the solution and it involves one simple word: Think. In this provocative, entertaining, educational, and thoroughly researched book, Lisa outlines the ways that we as a society, and particularly women, have fallen off the intellectual path, and, very specifically, points to how damaging this has been to us on many levels. Lisa shows us the fallout-but she also provides the solutions for "Reclaiming the Brain God Gave You" and seizing back control of your mind and your life. Think is delivered in a no-nonsense manner that will make you laugh, make you question yourself, make you squirm, but, most important, make you start thinking again. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Think is a must-[listen] for all mothers and daughters.”

    Dr. Phil McGraw

  • A wake-up call for women who have succumbed to a culture of mediocrity. Kirkus
  • “Lisa Bloom is a dynamo and her book is as smart, quick, and funny as she is.”

    Rory Freedman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Skinny Bitch

  • “A wake-up call for women who have succumbed to a culture of mediocrity.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/29/2014

    " The author lost some credibility with me when she referred to leading environmental scientists as buttheads. Her recommendations are straight forward - not necessarily life changing - but a good reminder of the importance of being informed. I appreciate her recommended reading list and will read many of the the books listed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Sharp | 1/24/2014

    " I loved this book not only because it was thought provoking but because it inspired me to go out and read other things that perhaps were a bit out of my comfort zone. I would recommend that EVERYONE read THINK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/22/2014

    " So much to say about this one. Will write more later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/21/2014

    " So? How will I get my kids, especially my daughter to read this book. Lisa Bloom gives a stirring account of the state of womanhood in the US today. She does not spare the rod in castigating who should be castigated. After the admonishment comes the wise advice. With me she is preaching to the choir. As a card-carrying alien and as a lover of NPR and the BBC but with a beef (excuse me vegans) against the American news industry, judicial system and general form of government, I am all for her complaints and remedies. What she observed in her mother and grandmother, she wants for her 'sisters' and 'daughters'... awareness, participation and happiness. Ms. Bloom's direct talk is inspiring so again.... how do I get my kids to listen? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraldine | 1/18/2014

    " didn't actually quite finish this but it is the sort of book you can come back to. Probably not meant to be read cover to cover like a novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ke Huang | 1/16/2014

    " While I may be a bit of a sucker for self-help books, this book also had its share of personal stories and jokes. Among many other lessons, one thing that this book has taught me, which I will try to put into practice, is that I do not have to finish reading every book I start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asns | 1/14/2014

    " A light book that is inspiring to be more aware of the world around us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwenda | 1/5/2014

    " Ms. Bloom raises many good points but I'm always troubled by such secular approaches to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Poole | 12/26/2013

    " I highly recommend this book because of Lisa Bloom's wonderful voice and her excellent advice. She's right about so many things! Thanks to Lenore Riegel for sending me this gem. I, in turn, will pass it on to the women in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/12/2013

    " 3.5 actually. I agree with many but not all the things she rants rants about in the book. It was introspective, so that was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 11/29/2013

    " Lisa Bloom's funny, honest, conversational style of writing is thoroughly engaging. It's an inspiring book - one that made me want to rush out the bookstore and pick up everything I could get my hands on! As was her intention, it made me think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kcshrader | 9/21/2013

    " Good thesis -- highly biased examples. Would be a better book if she stayed with her central argument and quit trying to convert me to her point of view. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terhi Rauhala | 9/18/2013

    " Entertaining at first, but got really boring overexplaining everything. Bloom could've made her point with one third of these pages. Perhaps this isn't meant for women who already think for themselves? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Mckenzie | 7/19/2013

    " Ladies: YOU MUST READ THIS!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/29/2013

    " This book inspired me to read the way I used to read when I was a kid and couldn't be kept in books. It also inspired me to sign up for a library card (and use it!). Life's too short not to read and I'm thankful to Lisa Bloom for reminding me of that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 2/21/2013

    " What she should have done is made the cover more like a tabloid to get the Target audience to read it. Something like" Kim Kardashian's secret to being talentless or Want to NOT read, this will make you lose weight! OUCH...It's refreshing to hear another woman push buttons!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/5/2012

    " Loved it! It was an eye opening read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexi | 7/27/2012

    " The book was okay, basically the message was to read, read, read, and volunteer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Cleland | 2/5/2012

    " 3.5 actually. Great info and advice but the people who would pick this book up aren't the ones who need it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marti | 1/22/2012

    " great--wish I could give it to evert woman I know, and especially to my daughters. had to buy my own copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 10/26/2011

    " So much to say about this one. Will write more later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 10/14/2011

    " A quick engaging read that reassured me that I'm not alone in many of my concerns about modern society. I was both empowered and challenged, and I'm never going to say no to a book that flat out tells me to read more promiscuously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/3/2011

    " I loved this book not only because it was thought provoking but because it inspired me to go out and read other things that perhaps were a bit out of my comfort zone. I would recommend that EVERYONE read THINK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 9/27/2011

    " I'm not finished with this book yet. I lost track of how long I had it checked out and was unable to finish it before it was due back to the library. I have it on hold again because I would like to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikuchan | 9/15/2011

    " I'm already reading it a second time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 9/14/2011

    " I highly recommend this book because of Lisa Bloom's wonderful voice and her excellent advice. She's right about so many things! Thanks to Lenore Riegel for sending me this gem. I, in turn, will pass it on to the women in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Signy | 9/7/2011

    " Great book, all of my female friends should read this. Not sure that it has staying power, but a good reminder of the fact that the world is the way it is because we let it be that way. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa BloomLisa Bloom is the legal analyst for The Today Show, NBC News, and Avvo.com. A daily fixture on American television for the last decade, Lisa regularly appears on CNN, HLN, and MSNBC. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Swagger and Think, and she has written numerous articles for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, The National Law Journal, CNN.com, The Daily Beast, and others. She lives in Los Angeles where she runs her law firm, The Bloom Firm.