We Came First by Jennifer Wright

We Came First

History's most fabulous, revered, and sassy women provide wise counsel about modern life's romantic complexities, from dating apps, to feminist conundrums, and how not to give a f*ck. In her punchy new book, bestselling author Jennifer Wright imagines how history's most powerful women would approach current-day dating anxieties, with agony-aunt-style questions, quirky illustrations, and more. Witty, intelligent, and charming, We Came First is the...

Details We Came First

TitleWe Came First
Release DateOct 1st, 2019
PublisherLaurence King Publishing
GenreNonfiction, History, Humor, Feminism

Reviews We Came First

  • Jennifer Wright
    As the writer of this book I have no bias, but, obviously, it should win every available prize.
  • NAT.orious reads ☽
    4.25 very well advised This book is for you if… you are in the mood for a feminist read that is not necessarily suited for just one session. Enjoy this funny, informative read piece by piece and learn about love and life from history's great women.[text] Overall. I stumbled upon this on NetGalley and requested it, fully well knowing I already had way too many books to read for NG. But the reviews on here and NG were all so great that I couldn...
  • The Kawaii Slartibartfast
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This book was funny, poignant, and fiercely feminist.What if you could go and ask the women of history for advice? Well, now you know! From Wallis to Pocahontas to Josephine questions about relationships are asked an answered.This book was so much fun to read that my only complaint was that it didn't last longer!
  • Mikayla
    Absolutely fantastic. A love letter to women of the past and the present. Funny and real. Styled like a magazine and advice column from each historical lady and chock full of good (and bad) advice. Illustrations are incredible. I want to read this book 100 times.
  • Jesica DeHart
    This book totally cracked me up and gave me a new perspective on some of the fiercest women from history. I learned some sage advice too!
  • Michelle
    ***Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***What an utterly glorious collection of women from the past! I've read tons of books that feature strong, brave women, but this one is by far the most interesting. It is told in the form of Dear Abby letters and features responses by some of the most intriguing women from the past. Most of these women were considered progressive fo...
  • Daniel Kibblesmith
    This would be a biased review if the author weren’t so objectively funny, thoughtful, well-researched and insightful in her application of historical heroines to modern day relationship drama. The perfect “pick it up and flip through it and then buy two — one for you rbest friend” illustrated giftbook. I just wish she would also turn it into a podcast.
  • Csimplot Simplot
    Excellent book!!!
  • Jodi
    We Came First is a humor book that packs serious history and messages of empowerment for women. The premise is relationship advice from women throughout history, from Sappho to Pocahontas to Coco Chanel. Many of the women profiled in We Came First empowered themselves and took charge of their romantic lives even though it was difficult, though some women profiled paid a price for not doing so.Jennifer Wright breaks her book down into categories i...
  • Laura
    This is an advice column written as though famous women of Western European history had written the answers. There are a few women of color scattered about for good measure as well.The answers are based on the women's lives and are witty and cleaver and cute, and when I didn't recognize the women, it made me want to learn more about them, which is a good thing.On one hand I love that the women who are all rather badass, and some I hadn't heard of...
  • L A
    Thanks to Laurence King Publishing Ltd and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a witty take on a self help book with famous women from History taking on the roles of agony aunts answering letters from modern women. It's a fun concept that largely works.The artwork is colourful and funky and the advice given manages to combine history and humour, the turn ons and turn offs in particular made me laugh.Ther...
  • Kristine
    We Came First by Jennifer Wright is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late September.The strength and self-esteem of well-known historical women and the advice they’d give to others that are in romantic relationships. It's all quite sassier than you might think, in that it’s formatted like an advice column over a two-page spread with a lavish illustration and personal dossier. However, it's not quite for everyone - I'd give it a B+ for ef...
  • Katarina
    Entertaining, fun and funny. I love the tongue-in-cheek style, which delivers empowering information about famous women in a brilliant format. I highly recommend, and also wish it was longer. I was sad to reach the last page.This book was provided to me by Netgalley in return for an honest review
  • Linsy
    This book is great! I love the vignettes about these amazing women in history. So much I didn't know! Also, I took the quizzes with friends and we had an amazing time doing them, it was seriously great fun!
  • Sugarrr
    This book was very funny !! Loved that I got to learn a little bit about each woman and I looked them up on google afterwards because it made me curious about their lives ! Loved the set up of the book with the little profile.
  • Ppcfransen
    Lovely little tongue-in-cheek book with relationship advice (and advice on life in general) from famous women in history. They indeed came first.I want to gift this book to all my friends, female and male.I read and ARC through Netgalley.
  • Kellie Marnoch
    This was sooooo gooooood.
  • Kirsten never has enough time
    Part agony aunt, part history, all witty and intelligent. I learned a lot about some very cool women and maybe also about relationships too.
  • Jennifer
    Very funny and tongue-in-cheek
  • Sasha
    Mildly entertaining, but quite forgettable. Reads like a Pinterest board filled with quotes and memes.