Friday, February 2, 2018

Review: DIY Rules for a WTF World by Krista Suh

DIY Rules for a WTF World
by Krista Suh

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  On January 21, 2017, millions of protestors took part in the Women's March, and many of them created a "sea of pink" when they wore knitted pink "pussyhats" in record numbers. The pussyhat swiftly found its place on the cover of TIME and the New Yorker, and it ultimately came to symbolize resistance culture. Creator of the Pussyhat Project, Krista Suh, took an idea and built a worldwide movement and symbol in just two months. But like so many women, Krista spent years letting her fears stop her from learning to live by her own rules. 

Now in DIY RULES FOR A WTF WORLD, Krista Suh shares the tools, tips, experiences, "rules," and knitting patterns she uses to get creative, get bold, and change the world. From learning how to use your own intuition to decide which rules are right for you to finding your inner-courage to speak up fearlessly; from finding what your passions are (this might surprise you!) to dealing with the squelchers out there, DIY RULES FOR THE WTF WORLD not only inspires you to demolish the patriarchy, but also enables you to create your own rules for living, and even a movement of your own, all with gusto, purpose, and joy.

Kritters Thoughts:  From the creator of The Pussyhat Project, Krista Suh and this is almost the guide book for women to become not an activist but more active in their lives in their own little worlds.  I like that she gives advice that you can use on a personal level, that she isn't saying that everyone should create a movement, but instead should move in their own neighborhood!

I love that in the intro of this book, the author suggests to the reader to read it as they wish.  Cover to cover, in fits or spurts or just as they want.  That was exactly how this book should be read.  I read almost half in one sitting and came out with some homework and then read a few chapters every night for a week - it was perfect.  There was so much in this book to digest that I liked sparsing it out over a week.  

There were honestly some assignments out of this book that I will write down and periodically in the future.  One of the big things that stuck out was her thought that you try something for 6-8 weeks, whether it be structure your life more by going to sleep earlier or unstructure your life and plan less, but try something for 6-8 weeks and after that period it is either a habit that you will keep or you can abandon, but you haven't committed that much time to fee like anything is wasted.  

I love this book and I loved that I read it over the anniversary of the Women's March.  It made me nostalgic of last year and the impact this march made on the US and the world.  This was a great book to inspire any reader a year later.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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