For Individuals in New Zealand:

You can purchase an eBook or buy from me directly by using the online ordering form. Paperbacks are $25 which includes NZ postage. There is a donate option for anyone who would like to give 10% of their purchase to The Pōneke Aunties through Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge, an organisation I care deeply about. At the bottom of this page is Grace Note Literary’s privacy policy if you have any concerns.

For New Zealand Retailers:

You may order copies from me directly for $15 a copy +NZ postage (recommended retail price of $25). Please use the order form or send me a message. A sale on consignment option may be available and a return option if necessary.

For International/USA:

Paperbacks are available to purchase on Amazon or signed books available at Last Chance Hand-Picked Treasures and Serendipity Art Gallery  in Minnesota. If you are a retailer in the USA, you can contact my North American representative via the contact form. There is a retailers discount with return option available.

You can also purchase an ebook

 

Libraries and Schools:

Info coming soon!

 

Reviews for ‘WOMAN ENOUGH’:

“Woman enough is an excellent read. I was captivated from the moment I started reading and struggled to put it down. Apart from being a really enjoyable read, the theme of this book and the important issues raised will be recognized by everyone, regardless of the readers background. For the female readers, they will likely recognize aspects of Becca’s experience of not feeling good enough and the impact of misogyny with their own past experiences. Likewise, this story is just as much for men, who too can struggle with feelings of self doubt, inadequacy and the cultural impact of traditional hegemonic masculinity.What I love most about this book is it delves back into the main character Becca’s past to explore the where, what, why, who and how. Becca’s self beliefs, addition issues and sexuality aren’t just glossed over. The way this book is written helps the reader understand Becca’s complexity, and demonstrates how childhood and past events can and do have an impact on our everyday functioning and mental health. Highly recommend this book as it will still have you thinking about it weeks later…” – Amazon reader

“A great read. I loved the storyline to understand the feelings and thoughts related to being a woman in some challenging life situations.” -Amazon reader

“I had the opportunity to support a friend of mine today at her book signing. Lissa Carlino wrote a book that challenged me in several ways. As a man it challenged me to look at how I treat the women in my life. Do my words and actions build them up or tear them down. The consequences may go deeper than what I may realize. As a friend it challenges me to be a better support for those women I call a friend. The world tends to objectify women and often pushes them into situations they never intended for themselves. It may take something as simple as a kind word or something as hard as an intervention, but as a man it is my responsibility to be what the friends in my life need. Finally, as a father of three girls it challenges me to exemplify what they need to look for in men and except nothing less. My words need to build confidence in them for what it means to be a woman. That they are strong, beautiful, independent, smart, supported, can be whatever they want to be, and loved no matter what happens in their life. That as their dad I will always be there. ALWAYS! Thank you Lissa for writing one of the few books I have read that challenges me as a person!” -Ryan Smith, Facebook

“** I received an advanced copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review **

This review is complex for me, and while I finished reading the book a couple of weeks ago, the book continues to haunt me.

It’s about a young woman named Rebecca (Becca), but called Corrine on stage. On stage – the stage with a pole and leering clients tossing money at her for dancing. It’s not just about her, though. I realized that in many ways, this is the story of every woman I know, in some way or another. Through battles with peer pressure, family relationships and half-truths, financial hurdles, disappointments and unachieved dreams, the concept of love and commitment, and the overwhelming force of a power-structure built to shame females, every woman who reads this will find some part of herself and her experience within the pages.

What the writing does so well is expose those struggles through the feeling of living in Becca’s skin. If Becca was high, I felt nauseated or invincible with her, stuck in the cycle of the physical drug trap. If she was ashamed, I was along for the regret roller-coaster ride. If she was reminded—as we all constantly are—that she was “less than,” I too felt the strain and desperation of never being enough.

From the chapter names (ranging from “Whore,” “Selfish Bitch,” “Broken,” and “Powerless”) to the conversations, longings, and thoughts within the pages, I was triggered more than once, and still couldn’t stop myself from finishing. I rooted for Becca like I was cheering for my own young self to survive, to come out on top, as so many of us don’t.

Not convinced to read it? Do it anyway. It’s both important, and a quick read. Squeeze it in around the edges of life, if you can put it down, and see what lingers once you’re done. It’ll make an impact. It might even make you believe in your own power, or in the power of the women around you, in the face of adversity and…well, real life.” -Krista, GoodReads reader

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Last update: September 26, 2018

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