Book Review: Playing Big by Tara Mohr


 “Playing Big” is aimed at women who are looking for help in achieving their dreams. Not only is the book written for women who feel as if they are stuck in moving forward—held back by a sense of insecurity and confusion about how to take the next step, it is also written for women who have become complacent with where they are now because they don’t believe they have what it takes to take the next step.

Although I often tire of self-help books, I found Mohr’s book to be a refreshing change. Yes, she discusses popular topics like unhooking from praise and criticism, listening to your inner mentor, etc., but she also includes fresh topics. In particular, I enjoyed the chapter on how women have trouble with the transition from being a “good student” while in school to being a good leader post-graduation.

The book is well written and a quick read. Each chapter concludes with a summary of its key points, journaling questions, and a review of “the big ideas.” The suggestions and material in the book are applicable for a wide range of women– artists, writers, entrepreneurs, engineers, etc.  

I received a complementary review copy of this book from LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s Program.


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