BEVERLY HILLS—Lisa Bloom is a well-known and respected attorney, journalist and legal analyst in Los Angeles and for CNN, HLN and she also appears on CBS’s “The Early Show” to comment on many of the nation’s biggest and most infamous legal cases today. She is also a wonderful mother and the daughter of renowned women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. However, what makes Lisa stand out in the world, is her hyper-intelligence on so many subjects, and her constant battle to help ensure the success and equality of women around the world. The busy mother can be seen on “AC 360,” “Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell” or Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room.” Always staunchly an advocate for fairness and equality, Lisa’s latest book “Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World” is one of the best books to read for everyone, but especially for young women in America.
“Think” offers an in-depth view of what matters to women in America. Or what should matter, rather. Lisa offers a capsule of authentic knowledge in her 261-page book of the fact that women are out-performing men in most of the important areas in life, that matter the most. However, they still lag behind in the actual knowledge that make humans successful and knowledgeable. For instance, the author points out how young American women are performing at a much higher levels academically than their male counterparts, however, when it comes to knowing the number of branches of government the U.S. has, they often cannot remember, but more and more, they remember the first name of at least one of the Kardashian sisters, but not what country Mexico City is located in.
It’s not all depressing as it may sound. Bloom manages to spell out the problems as any expert jurist can do so well. However, better than anyone else who has written a book to help women claim the authority and knowledge they need, Bloom is able to illuminate and offer substantial details and steps where women can gain the power, knowledge and skills they need to rise to the occasion and become extremely successful professionals and people in the world. Like her mother, Lisa Bloom has great faith in womanhood and in humanity, and her positive spirit is infectious at the very least, and you’ll feel like she is instructing you on every page. She offers a level of hope rather than despair, which is why I suggest this book be bought by every parent in America, who may have a daughter or even a son that needs encouragement to ignore the current state of peer pressures in American schools and young people’s lives today. We live in a time when bullying and self-doubt no longer stays on the school bus or the classroom. We have Internet access and with social media, many young girls especially can be dealt tragic blows to their confidence by simply logging on to their email account online. Lisa offers hope and light at the end of this dark tunnel that many young girls find themselves in, at least temporarily.
The author also chronicles the desire and need to overcome the typical stereotypes many young women find themselves a slave to. Many are taught to crave beauty and popularity over an education or genuine power in academics or the workplace. Women like Lisa have been fighting this battle for years, while men and even other women stereotype them as tough, brainy or unpopular. I know Lisa Bloom personally, she is tough, brainy, but trust me, her popularity soars amongst the people who know her, but mainly due to the fact that everyone who knows her, can respect her intellect, and that means more to her than the obvious beauty she also embodies.
Bloom graduated early and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where she was national college debate champion, and then from the Yale Law School, where she won the moot court competition. She currently lives in L.A. and runs The Bloom Firm, where she takes on challenges on a daily basis as an attorney. Lisa also is listed as one of the top five celebrity attorneys in Los Angeles County.
However, don’t just take my word for this dynamic lady’s credentials and expertise. Dr. Phil McGraw said, “Her book is a real eye-opener. Lisa Bloom brings her extraordinary passion, humor and intelligence to the important subject of how women and girls can fight being drowned in a sea of pop culture, and lead lives that are fuller, richer, and more connected. ”˜Think’ is a must-read for all mothers and daughters.” “Lisa Bloom covers everything from Angelina Jolie to precut veggies in this how-to, what-for, this-matters guide to a meaningful and honorable life,” said Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst, legal writer for The New Yorker and NY Times bestselling author of “The Nine.”
HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell said, “Every woman in America needs to read ”˜Think.’ Lisa Bloom is a leader for our times. Listen to her.” I concur with all of the sentiments about Lisa, and about “Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World.” The book is available nationwide at all booksellers and you can also get it on Amazon.com.
“Think” Book Cover By Vanguard Press