Review of She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy.

When I received this book to review I really was not sure what to expect. I had no clue as to who Jill Soloway is, I was just interested in the topic. That said, the title of the book is very misleading because this is very much an account of Jill’s life and her struggle with gender identity.

I am not mocking her for this, I am applauding her for sharing her story and the struggles she too has faced. We tend to believe that successful people have never faced the same issues as the ordinary person, so Jill’s book is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the issues surrounding gender identity and even the #MeToo movement.

As is the case with all personal stories, the book was kind of slow in places. There are moments where you wonder what the point is she is trying to get to, but get to it she does.

Having never heard of Jill before reading this book I don’t really have that much to say with regards to how she may have come across in a book versus media personality sort of way. My opinion is that she comes across as strong and determined. That she doesn’t let anything get in her way. Having said this, she does have struggles just like anybody else.

All in all this book is an excellent read. Informative and thought-provoking.

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