#gahgirls: What are you reading?

Lisa Williams, Founder/Owner


Gushing over this game-changing read, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo.


Think you're tidy? After the 3rd chapter, you'll think you're a slob! While some strategies are extreme, like emptying your bag out each night, Marie Kondo forces you to examine monetary objects that fill your home, and life, in a new light. The results are truly eye-opening! The "art of decluttering" guides the reader through the process of evaluating everything you own, from toilet paper to your shoe collection, and pushes you to dig deep and declutter your home by discarding items that don't "spark joy". You'll feel much, much lighter after reading and going through the Kondo method. I'm a believer! Buy the book here

Olivia La Roche, Brand Strategist and Content Editor.



The title of this book speaks for itself. We really should all be feminists - men AND women. Feminism is often mistakenly associated with a superior/inferior system, but the correct definition is a very simple one of equality. This essay is a beautiful and accessible adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TEDx talk on the subject and provides an accessible message grounded in inclusion. I'm looking into buying this book in bulk so I can give it to everyone I know! But until then, you can buy it here

Julia Hidalgo, Intern.



Finally reading "Just Kids" by Patti Smith! I have had this book on my shelf for a few years now and a good friend recently reminded me to read it. I'm just about half way through and I am already completely in love with it. I'm really fascinated by Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe's relationship. They have something very rare. The part where Patti says how they could only afford one ticket to the museum, so one would go in and describe it to the other waiting outside--makes me melt! 


Buy the book here. 


John Moore, Intern.


How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking well by Eric Felten. 

An essential book of cocktail recipes, both old and new, paired with humorously anecdotal drinking stories that include a number of well known americans. 

Buy it here.

Kristin Beadle, Planner.

Still mesmerized by, " Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar" by Cheryl Strayed. 

This is actually a collection of pieces from Cheryl Strayed when she was the advice columnist for The Rumpus. Cheryl Strayed is popular for her book "Wild", which was recently turned into a film starring Reese Witherspoon, but I would argue this is the better book. She writes beautifully composed responses to readers who are suffering in difficult and devasting situations. It is less of a self-help book, and more of a window into Cheryl's own experiences, and her wisdom and compassion for others. It is refreshingly honest and surprisingly life-affirming. 

Buy it here.