The holiday shopping season may be over but there’s a new book out that just might make it onto our early year “must-have” list. A beautiful hardcover release from Assouline, “Pioneers of the Possible” honors twenty of the world’s most inspiring women, spanning the last century through today. Part photo tome and part history manual, the book profiles 20 women who have made a lasting contribution to society, whether through social activism, spiritual guidance, or artistic creativity. The profiles include stories on everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir and Wangari Maathai, to Estée Lauder, Helen Suzman and Zaha Hadid.
Author Angella Nazarian – who previously penned 2009′s “Life as a Visitor” (a compelling memoir and poetry book – inspires again, celebrating the collective fearless spirit of these extraordinary women, while the accompanying artwork and photography serve to further promote their impact and stories. It’s the type of book that will look good on your coffee table, but will make you feel good once you pick it up and delve into its pages.
“Pioneers of the Possible” features more than 100 illustrations over 160 pages and is available in hardcover now at select Assouline boutiques worldwide and online.