What WPLN is Reading, Watching, Listening to, and Excited for in November 2023

READING | U.S. First Ladies: Making History and Leaving Legacies, by Diana B Carlin, Anita B McBride, and Nancy Kegan Smith: The U.S. has had 43 official first ladies, with an additional 11 serving in an unofficial capacity. Although first ladies themselves aren't elected, they still help to influence the country. This book examines the role of the first lady and how it's evolved throughout history.

WATCHING | Nyad on Netflix: Nyad stars Annette Bening as Diana Nyad, an American swimmer trying to swim more than 100 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. However, controversy surrounds Diana's achievement.

LISTENING TO | Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me, narrated by Michelle Williams: It's not just women in politics who face unfair coverage — and Britney Spears' memoir highlights how damaging it is when society insists women be put into boxes. The audiobook version is narrated by actress Michelle Williams, and she'll likely be nominated for a Grammy Award (in the Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording category) — Variety calls the narration her "latest brilliant performance."

EXCITED FOR | #GivingTuesday: Your support has ripple effects in diverse communities across the country! Every financial gift we receive helps provide training and educational resources to women who are interested in leading but need help getting started. And if you sign up for a $25+ monthly recurring donation this week, you'll receive a special gift!

Read the November 2023 newsletter.