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Grace And Grit: My Fight For Equal Pay And Fairness At Goodyear And Beyond (2012)

by Lilly Ledbetter(Favorite Author)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 3
0307887928 (ISBN13: 9780307887924)
Crown Archetype
review 1: This clearly written and heart felt book is must reading for everyone who believes in justice and fair play. It is the story of Lilly Ledbetter, a woman who worked hard to better her family and herself, yet she was cheated out of more than $200,000 in salary and even more in pension funds and social security. Because she was a woman, she was paid considerably less than male managers at the Goodyear plant in Alabama.President Barack Obama first act as president of the United States was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. It was both fitting and ironic that the country's first president would sign a law that would benefit another disenfranchised group: women. As a father of two daughters, Obama understood the importance of insuring fairness and pay equity for ... morewomen. We cannot have any second class citizens in America if we want this nation to live up to the lofty ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence.Buy this book, read this book, study this book. Lilly Ledbetter is another "American Who Tells the Truth." In fighting for justice and fairness, this humble woman reminds us all of what we should strive to be. We all want this to "a nation...with liberty and justice for all."
review 2: This book was good, but it wasn't what I expected. I thought it'd get a lot more into why equal pay was important for everyone and the politics of trying to pass that bill. Instead, it was a biography about Lilly Ledbetter. It included all of the sexual harassment and discrimination she faced at Goodyear, including being paid 40% less than her male counterparts. So it went into why she ultimately decided to sue Goodyear, including all of her psychological reasonings. Those things are relevant and it was a good book, but it just wasn't what I was looking for. less
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THis book book mad me feel so mad at the way the work place is and that this is so current at that.
What a hard worker, fighter and inspiration this woman is. Thank you Lilly Ledbetter.
What an incredible woman! Her legacy will live on to benefit us all.
An extraordinary read. Amazing lady. Should be required reading!
Good, but dragged a little bit in parts.
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