What Would Cleopatra Do? by Elizabeth Foley

What Would Cleopatra Do?

Irreverent, inspirational, and a visual delight, What Would Cleopatra Do? shares the wisdom and advice passed down from Cleopatra, Queen Victoria, Dorothy Parker, and forty-seven other heroines from past eras on how to handle an array of common problems women have encountered throughout history and still face today.What Would Cleopatra Do? tackles issues by reminding us of inspiring feminists from the past, telling their stories with warmth, humo...

Details What Would Cleopatra Do?

TitleWhat Would Cleopatra Do?
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
GenreFeminism, Nonfiction, History

Reviews What Would Cleopatra Do?

  • Kirsten
    I wanted less pop culture reference, more fully researched history. All of the subjects have much more to teach than the meme-heavy pages offered.
  • Anita Eti
    Would make an interesting/unique coffee table book.Might be something to pick up on a hotel lobby table if I was looking to kill time.Factually though...it's very lacking.Thanks to Edeelweiss+ for an ARC of this book
  • Lili
    From Netgalley for review:Whenever I see a book about historical ladies I have to give it a read, because I am both a history buff and a feminist. This book is pretty good, fairly short snippets of both well known and lesser known historical figures, these are not deep dives but decent little introductions to possible research binges. I recommend it if you want a quick read, or want a gift to give a teenager who wants to learn more about historic...
  • Literary Soirée
    “What Would Cleopatra Do? Life Lessons from 50 of History's Most Extraordinary Women” by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates is a very funny, irreverent, inspirational, and visually delightful guide. This wise handbook shares the wit and sagacity of Cleopatra, Queen Victoria, Dorothy Parker, and forty-seven other heroines on how to handle an array of problems common to women throughout history.Here are Cleopatra’s thoughts on sibling rivalry, M...
  • Soup
    This is the American version of "What Would Boudicca Do?" (I'm not quite sure why the publishers assumed Americans wouldn't know who Boudicca is) which has recently been getting press on various feminist news outlets (shout-out to the Standard Issue Podcast!). It's a light, fast read covering brief histories of a number of remarkable women from history. Readers looking for either serious advice on the modern issues plaguing women or deep dives in...
  • Beth
    ARC provided by Edelweiss.2.5 stars. This was somewhat interesting. I liked reading about women I had never heard of and some I had. I am less impressed by the writing style. It was too pop culture based for my taste and the profanity was unnecessary. If not for that, I would be inclined to suggest this title to high school students interested in furthering their knowledge of influential women of the past.
  • Critterbee❇
    This is a great compilation of information about women who have done things their way throughout history, whether or their life stories have become common knowledge. Each bio is a page or two, and is great to pick up when you have a few minutes to learn about some awesome women.Written wittily, and with an abundance of sass. Loved it, would def reco this!
  • Rose
    This was a humorous look at strong women throughout the centuries, both well known, and not so well known. These were short blurbs about each one and how to encompass an aspect of them to be implemented today. It was interesting and I learned a bit about some women I didn't know. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.
  • Nikki
    Disclosure: ARC received from Netgalley & publisher in exchange for an honest review. (They may regret this.) Any and all quotes were taken from an advanced edition subject to change in the final edition.