Born and raised in Burbank, California, Lisa Bloom is a remarkable civil rights attorney who has a license to practice law in the states of California and New York. She is perhaps most famous for several high profile lawsuits, although in her new book Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, she pursues something other than a civil suit. In fact, it could be said that she was trying to put society itself on trial in this book. While it was aimed at women, Think is perfect for those who are committed to changing their view of their own world.
When it hit shelves in May 2011, Think was designed to change the way that women view superficial popular culture. The book encourages women to think differently, and challenges society's view of celebrity culture. While one might have a preconceived notion about how an attorney might view culture, these sorts of prejudices should be checked at the door when reading Think. Instead of embracing superficiality, Lisa Bloom asks women of all ages to empower themselves by reading and thinking. The written word is powerful, and for many years people have said that the pen is mightier than the sword.
However, Think truly wants women to understand that they do not have to feel attached to a culture of images. Women are supposed to be comfortable with their own body, and they shouldn't have to feel like they're enslaved by a particular body image or manner of acting. Each person should be an individual, and not copy the behaviors that they're subjected to in the media.
To promote the book, Lisa Bloom actually published an article entitled How to Talk to Little Girls. When this article went live on The Huffington Post, over 800 comments were posted on it. It ranked #12 on the Facebook list of the Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011. It was also ranked one of the best selling self help books on several book charts, including the New York Times.