BOOK OF THE WEEK - Cassandra Speaks, by Elizabeth Lesser
Story is how history sticks to us, but most stories are told by men and they paint a story of women being the cause of destruction. Elizabeth Lesser looks at the stories we hold as historic truths and introduces them through a new lens.
A beautifully balanced synthesis of storytelling, memoir, and cultural observation, Cassandra Speaks is about the stories we tell and how those stories become the culture. It’s about the stories we still blindly cling to. Lesser has walked two main paths in her life—the spiritual path and the feminist one—paths that sometimes cross but sometimes feel at cross-purposes. Cassandra Speaks is her extraordinary merging of the two.
Cassandra Speaks is a beautifully balanced synthesis of storytelling, memoir, and cultural observation. Women, men and all people will find themselves in the pages of this book, and will come away strengthened, opened, and ready to work together to create a better world for all people.
You can order your copy on Amazon.